Shampoos are a necessary evil. They are necessary because they keep the hair clean and evil because they may strip the hair of all of its natural oils (i.e. the sulfate variety).

There are basically two kinds of shampoo those with sulfates (which are harsh detergent cleansers which clarify the hair, strip it and rid it of product build up) and those without. Some people believe that one should use a sulfate shampoo at least once a month to clarify the hair; clarifying gives you a clean slate to work on. However not all sulfates are created equally the laureth sulfates are not as harsh as the lauryl sulfates. Ammonium lauryl sulfate and ammonium laureth sulfate are the harshest variety followed by sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate which are less harsh. Therefore the least stripping sulfate shampoo will contain sodium laureth sulfate which is what I tend to use because it gives my hair the best results. If you find that your hair loves sulfate shampoos, please stick to what works for you. I however find that when I use the harsher varieties my hair becomes one huge tangled mess.

Non- sulfate shampoos are more difficult to find in Nigeria. Therefore I came up with this recipe to help me to reduce the harshness of my sodium laureth sulfate shampoo. I now find that I actually prefer this milder shampoo recipe to my non-sulfate shampoo because it leaves my hair soft, clean, detangled and my hair feels lovely to the touch.

Recipe No. 2

Small bowl/small bottle/small spray bottle
A tablespoon
A teaspoon

3 tablespoons of a shampoo of your choice
1 tablespoon of distilled water
A quarter of a teaspoon of Wura’s Secret Hair Growth Oil
A quarter of a teaspoon of Olive Oil (Please note that you can substitute these oils with others such as sweet almond oil, grape seed oil)
A drop of tea tree oil (Optional) (to soothe the scalp)
Add all your ingredients in a bowl/bottle/spray bottle and mix thoroughly.
Please let me know how this works for you, hopefully you love it as much as I do.


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