Using the right shampoo is vital in maintaining good scalp health and healthy hair growth. This is especially true in those suffering from Telogen Effluvium. It is for this reason that we recommend avoiding traditional shampoos and only use natural hair care products containing no harsh chemicals.
Typically, we are not made aware by the majority of hair and skin producers of ALL the compounds they choose to utilize in their products. As a result, many shampoos are nowadays filled with so many chemicals and scents that it ultimately ends up doing the opposite of what it ought to do. It’s critical that you continue to wash every day to remove buildup so the new hair can easily come in.
Here’s a list of hair and scalp “bad guys” to look for.
Oleyl betaine, a chemical used to reduce static, but it also provokes dry hair and dandruff. It is harmful when it is absorbed through the skin. Some other regularly used nasty toxins are olefin sulfate, sodium C 14-16 and petroleum derivatives implemented as wetting substances.
Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate SLS, and sodium beryl sulfate. These substances are able to cause all sorts of allergic reactions, hair loss, dry flaky scalp, and even skin rashes. Sadly, these are often masked with natural sounding names, but they are in fact toxic. Not only are they ruining your hair, but they can be damaging in other parts of your body as well. SLS substances are ingredients of many liquid soaps, toothpastes, and dishwashing fluids.
Instead of getting rid of the build-up on your scalp, they end up placing even more sludge and can even damage the hair and let it dry out. It is not surprising that it is overwhelming to make an informed decision on haircare products when we can be so mislead!
Marketing gurus are very clever telling us about the good content, for example ‘contains fruit oils’ and sometimes not so keen to tell us about the bad stuff. More often than not, you’ll find it’s the other ingredients, usually in the low-cost form, they add that can be quietly doing harm to your scalp and hair. Disgusting!
If you’re wondering what a good shampoo is, anything with essential oils or coconut oil. We also wholly endorse and recommend Nature Crazy’s Daily shampoo and conditioner.
You can utilize these shampoos while following our top 5 recommended tips for reversing Telogen Effluvium to accelerate your hair regrowth.