Your FAQs About Natural Hair Care
If you’re thinking about switching to using natural hair care product, you likely have a variety of questions ranging from ‘What’s in it?” to ‘Does it actually clean my hair?’
We’ve put together a simple list of your natural hair care FAQs for you to delve into to better understand why switching to natural is both safe and effective.
Are your shampoos and conditioners really sulfate-free?
Yes. We’ve never used sulfates and we never will.
What’s so bad about sulfates anyway?
Sulfates are used in non-natural hair care as they lather well, which loosens up the grease on your hair to ultimately wash it away and clean it. The problem? Well, sulfates (or SLS) are a known irritant, causing a host of skin problems, including drying. The chemical is also bad for the environment once washed down the drain. We’ve never used sulfates in any of our products, and we never will.
So if there are no sulfates, what makes your shampoo lather?
The foaming action of our natural shampoo comes from saponified coconut oil (castile soap) as the base.
But does the natural shampoo really still clean my hair?
Yes, it really does! In fact, you may find that you need to wash your hair less often than with regular shampoo as the apple cider vinegar helps to balance the oils on your scalp. Please note that you do not need to use too much, the shampoo still cleanses well with a little less lather. Using plenty of water when lathering will create the best results from our shampoo.
What is the pH of your shampoo and conditioner?
The average pH is 5.35 - 5.5
How long should I use natural hair care for before I see results?
We always recommend using it for a month. If you are switching from regular product to ours, your scalp (like your armpits when switching to a natural deodorant) will go through a purge. Your scalp will get rid of the build-up of "stuff" from the other product. Be patient, and see it through. It's worth it!
What are the differences between each scent?
- Vanilla Coconut: Aside from smelling like a tropical holiday, vanilla coconut is great for hydration, and we recommend it for anyone with dry or damaged locks.
- Rosemary Mint: The essential oils stimulate blood flow to the scalp helping with dandruff, thinning hair and shine.
- Unscented: Great for sensitive scalps and skin. Our unscented shampoo and conditions still effectively cleanse and shine, but without the scent.
- Blossom Berry: Smells great and makes hair oh-so-shiny, this shampoo and conditioner are our signature floral scent that leaves hair nourished and bouncy.
- Juicy Cherry – Kids love this scent! It’s tear-free and gently cleans grubby hair with 100% natural ingredients. Please note, adults are allowed to enjoy this scent too!
Is your shampoo safe for coloured treated hair?
Yes. All of our scents are safe to use on your coloured hair. As a handy note, we recommend staying away from using tea tree scents on coloured hair.
What is the best shampoo for thin hair?
Rosemary Mint. The essential oils will help increase blood circulation to the scalp to promote healthy hair.
What’s the best shampoo to hydrate my hair?
All of the shampoos have the same base so work in a similar way, but we find that our vanilla coconut is the most moisturizing of all our scents. Spread evenly through hair, concentrating on the ends and leave in for 5-10 minutes before rinsing. It is important not to brush hair when it is wet as this can cause more breakage.
Are any of your shampoos or conditioners good for dandruff?
If the dandruff is caused by a sensitive scalp, our unscented shampoo and unscented conditioner can work wonders to calm. Otherwise, the rosemary and mint stimulate blood flow to promote a healthy scalp.
What does the apple cider vinegar do?
Apple cider vinegar is a natural wonder can that can do almost anything. Here are just a handful of the amazing benefits for your hair:
- It effectively cleanses
- It balanced your hair and sebum PH
- It’s great for detangling
- It naturally reduces frizz
- And adds shine
- It prevents hair breakage and split ends
- And it adds natural body and defines your curls
Aside from the Cherry and Kids Unscented, are the other scents tear-free and safe for kids?
They are actually all tear free. As our fun Juicy Cherry scent was made with kids in mind, we make sure to add ‘tear-free’ to the label so parents know that bath time can be less about fussy kids and more about smiles!
Can small children use the regular one?
For children under 2, we would advise only using our unscented and even diluting it with a bit of water. For older children, any scent can be used.
Why does my friend’s hair look more fully bodied and mine looks fly-away even though we use the same one?
This can be simply due to different hair types and finding which works best for you!
Will there be more scents available?
We’re working hard behind the scenes on this, so stay tuned.