Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to switch to all natural hair products! This is the first step in your journey towards healthier hair, and we’re all here for it.
However, we know that the prospect of this transition can be a daunting one- transitioning to natural hair products after using commercial products for all your life is, indeed, a big decision. But don’t worry! We understand your concerns, which is why we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
From what to expect, to what not to do, we’re ‘hair’ to tell you how to switch to all natural products the right way!
What Does It Mean to Switch to Natural Hair Care Products?
Switching to pure hair products means that you are finally giving your hair the love and attention it deserves!
Most conventional hair products contain sulfates, silicones, parabens and acrylates that are used to create foam, cleanse, and smoothen the hair. However, sulfates have been identified as potential irritants that can cause itchiness and dryness to the scalp, while silicones and acrylates can build up on your scalp and hair over time, creating a vicious cycle where you need to keep using chemical shampoos to get rid of the build-up.
On the other hand, there are tremendous benefits of switching to natural products. They are mild and gentle on your hair and do not strip your scalp of any natural oils, keeping your hair soft and healthy without any damage.
When you first transition to natural hair products, your scalp may feel oilier, and your hair may feel more brittle and limp- this is called the detox phase.
The scalp, which is used to producing excessive amounts of oil to counter the harsh cleaning chemicals, takes some time to regulate its oil production. However, once the detox phase is over, your hair will soon find its natural balance and will be healthier and happier than ever! The detox can last anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks, depending on the amount of build-up in the scalp and hair, but the results are 100 per cent worth it!
Dos and Don’ts While Transitioning to Natural Hair Care Products
Go all in!
Switching up your shampoo for a natural cleanser will be completely pointless if you don’t replace all your chemical-based hair care products. If you continue using chemical products on your hair, you will have to revert to a harsh cleanser to remove the product build-up. Chemical-free products, on the other hand, will help you reduce your dependence on traditional shampoo.
Change your shampooing habits
Natural cleansers will not lather as much as regular shampoos and will take longer to rinse. Be patient, and rinse your hair thoroughly! We recommend washing your hair twice a week with natural shampoo for best results. You can also gently phase in natural products over a period of time for a smoother transition.
Brush your hair
While brushing your hair is necessary to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, it becomes especially important when using natural products to distribute natural oils from the scalp to the hair. This will help to condition and protect your hair strands naturally without the need for any chemicals.
We understand that the detox phase can be quite challenging- in fact, most people give up on natural products when they don’t see instant results. Don’t worry, the wait is worth the results! Once the detox phase is over, you will soon grow to love your natural products, and your hair will be shinier, happier, and more nourished.
No matter how hard it seems, no matter how long it takes, don’t give up! The benefits of switching to natural products far outweigh any minor inconveniences that you might face in the initial stages. You’ll never regret it, we promise!
Natural Hair Care Products You Should Use
Hair cleansers are the staple of every natural hair care routine. Though natural hair cleansers don’t lather, they are very effective in cleaning your scalp and hair of dirt and grime without causing any damage.
Zemé Fresh’s No Lather Hair Cleanser is made up of natural cleaning herbs like reetha, shikakai, methi, hibiscus, and will give long-lasting hair health with regular use. If you’ve oiled your hair, use the Zemé Post Oiling Hair Cleanser to wash out the oil thoroughly, and to leave your hair soft and nourished.
Hair conditioner is essential to leave your hair soft and moisturised, and to make it healthier and more manageable.
The Zemé conditioner is made up of oats, apple cider vinegar and coconut oil; unlike synthetic products, it does not leave any residue on the hair, and makes your hair healthier with every use. What’s more, you can customise your Zemé conditioner according to your specific hair needs!
Oiling is perhaps one of the most important parts of hair care, which is why it becomes important to choose your oil wisely. The right hair oil can do wonders for your hair, boosting scalp health and aiding hair growth.
Zemé’s Hair Oil is made up of coconut oil, onion seeds, reetha, methi, curry leaves, aloe vera and other wonderful natural ingredients that will give your hair the care that it deserves!
Hair masks can give your hair an extra nourishment boost that will go a long way to make it healthier! Natural ingredients such as yoghurt, eggs, honey, or bananas can easily be used to make hair masks at home. Alternatively, you can try Zemé’s Hair Masks that are made with flax seeds, neem leaves and aloe vera, that absorb easily into your scalp and nourish it for healthy hair growth.
A hair-serum is essential to protect your hair from heat, dirt and pollutants whenever you go out, as well as to give it a little extra shine while styling.
Zemé’s Leave-In Serum is made from fresh ingredients such as rosemary, rose petals and hibiscus that naturally help reduce frizz and make the hair healthier with every use!
Of course, hair gels are an imperative part of the styling process, but it’s hard to find all natural hair gels that work just as effectively as commercial ones.
Zemé’s hair gels are made up of flax seeds and aloe vera, which not only style your hair perfectly, but also make it healthier and shinier with each use! Now that’s something that will never go out of style!
Find the entire range of Zemé’s all natural hair products on our website: from hair oils to hair gels, we’ve got everything you need. Our products are made of 100 percent natural and pure ingredients, which means that they have to be stored in the refrigerator, just like fresh food!
Well, now you know where to start your journey towards healthier hair, and how to switch to all natural hair products.
We hope that this article helped you strengthen your resolve- there are many benefits of switching to all natural hair products, and there is no better time than now to start your journey. May it be a pleasant and fruitful one; we are certain that you will finally achieve the hair you’ve always dreamt of! Good Luck!