I like to wash my hair every day. I don’t feel like I really cleaned myself in the shower unless my hair is freshly washed. I thought most people were like me, washing their hair daily.
A few months ago I went to visit my hairdresser for a cut and some styling. The conversation went like this:
Hairdresser: How Often do you wash your hair?
Me: Every day. Doesn’t everybody?
Hairdresser: I can tell. Your hair is breaking easily. Your scalp is dry. You should only wash it once a week.
This bothered me. While I’m no clean freak by any stretch of the imagination, I just could not stop washing my hair with every shower. Call it a personal hang up but I’m sure I’m not the only one like this. I decided to look into this to see if shampoo could really cause such issues with daily use.
After much reading and a discussion with my dermatologist, I was told that the chemicals in shampoo can cause damage to the hair, the scalp, and the follicle itself. They are very harsh, these chemicals, and can cause permanent damage if used in excess. They can dry out the hair and cause inflammation to the scalp. These conventional shampoos can inhibit the natural production of oil necessary for the production of healthy hair eventually leading to thinning and hair loss.
After hearing all this I still wasn’t about to give up my daily hair washing regimen, and started looking for a product that was gentle and chemical free. I found Pura d’Or shampoos and conditioners online. Essential oil based and completely natural, I decided to give it a try. I used it every day and six weeks later returned to the hairdresser for my usual cut and style.
This time he thanked me for listening and not washing my hair so often and for being proactive about my hair care. At first I thought to leave it at that and stay quiet about my new shampoo, but I figured if i could help someone else I should tell. The hairdresser was amazed that I was still washing my hair daily as my hair was so healthy and strong.
I have since switched to Pura d’Or’s newest product, the ProOrganic line. This one is even better as it has aloe vera juice instead of water, making every single ingredient work toward healthier hair. I’m really happy I found this product and even happier that I could still wash my hair every day without worrying about damage.