Yup!!! I did oooo! So I recently took out my twists and I actually had it for about 4 weeks and I remember I washed it at least once a week!! Yup. Dandruff didn’t let me rest and I am very averse to flakes flying around when I have the involuntary urge to touch my scalp. Each time I scratched my scalp and flakes flew, I washed. I dunno if this is good or bad but I felt the urge to.. I’m trying to make my scalp a very happy place indeed.
So after I took out the twists, I lazed around for days, styling dirty hair. Compliments flew as usual but they were complimenting dirty hair. LOOL. E no dey show! So I decided to hunt for an anti-dandruff shampoo to get the job done. At first I wanted to go for Dr Bronner’s Castille Soap in Tea Tree or Eucalyptus but the 6 oz which I could have exhausted in a wash or 3 was pricey for the size so I decided I’d wait until I can just get the 16 0z. This my long story sha…
Anyways, I ended up buying one of the many Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff shampoo, Citrus Fresh scent!!!
Yes, dandruff pushed me to this and yes, down the Healthy Hair Care Alley, this shampoo is a NO-NO!!! Sulfate shampoo on natural hair? It’s the ultimate evil. *insert gasp here* Horrroooorrrrr! LOOL. Excuse my dramatics but yes, that’s how I came to understand sulfate shampoos and -cone packed products when I read through healthy hair articles and yes, this shampoo is packed, in fact, stuffed with sulfates and cones in epic proportions. And I used it! I remember joking to myself that my entire head of hair didn’t melt or something as I washed up with this shampoo but I actually felt refreshed, my scalp got what it needed. Although, I wished I could just wash my scalp only with it but at the end of the day, YUP, Tunrie washed with a sulfate and cone packed shampoo. *GASP*
The thing is, I think there’s a need to try stuff out and see how your hair would react to it instead of basing your decisions on what you’ve read (other people’s conclusions). I must confess however that my scalp felt amazing but my hair was a little dry but not irreversibly. I mean, with all the products we use after washing, don’t you think you can get your hair back to stability with proper moisturising afterwards??? Toh, like I said about mineral oils in one of my previous posts, there’s nothing wrong with trying out new stuff or doing a little more reading and not basing all your hair care decisions on prior information.
This isn’t to debunk sulfate-free shampoos but to put it out there that there’s more exploring to be done. 😀