First do no harm is the first step to all things beauty and health. When it comes to taking care of natural hair, sulfate-free daily shampoos are the first step in the right direction. These soap free shampoos are available from Dischem in abundance, but any stores or hair salons worth their salt will carry them. They are creamier than your regular shampoo and are gentle enough not to strip your hair if its natural oil. This is not to say that you must toss your old soapy shampoos with the trash. The truth is that product build-up is a real sticky business that only a good clarifying shampoo can eradicate. Used once weekly or twice monthly is enough to keep the goo at bay, without drying out your hair. My hair lives on conditioners, I love them so much I do not discriminate. Deep conditioning treatments, daily and leave-in conditioners are the reason why for almost two years I managed not to shave my hair off or tuck it under braids.
The best moisturisers contain no parabens and no mineral oils. They are enriched with natural ingredients such as shea butter, argan, avocado, castor, coconut, grape seed, jojoba and olive oils.
As a natural you cannot go by blind faith, knowing what you are putting on is a vital part of growing healthy hair. The first rule is to do no harm and whenever in doubt, ask those who have walked the path before you.
With love & respect,