When I was a kid, my parents chose the products I used on my hair and my skin. I used Ivory soap because that was what my siblings used before me. As I got older, I switched to the same brand of soap that my family used. The result was a trip to the dermatologist as a pre-teen to figure out why my skin was freaking out. The guy had no clue about my kind of skin, so he picked up a picture and showed us a disease only found in a third-world country. Just so we're clear, I live in the United States and have never visited a third-world country. What I did have was contact dermatitis, but he only told my parents to switch soaps. 15 years and several acne treatments later, I found out that I suffered from dematitis when exposed to certain chemicals like sulfates and formaldehyde. What's this got to do with hair? I'm glad you asked.
Well believe it or not, underneath that lush gorgeousness on your head is skin commonly referred to as your scalp. You see a happy scalp is where healthy hair begins. When I realized that what I was using in my hair was affecting all my skin and vice versa, I knew I needed to use better products on both. My skin thanked me in return. A a sensitive skinned natural, the wrong ingredient can mean the difference between weeks of agony and happy skin. Even if you don't have sensitive skin, you should still be conscious of what you use on your skin and hair. If you ever see me on the beauty aisles, I'll be the one scowling at labels like it's my job. Depending on your hair type, texture, and porosity, the wrong ingredient can make or break your hair care. I recently changed stylers because the other didn't absorb well so my hair took even longer to dry (I'm using Giovanni's Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture btw). After you listen to your hair, you should make sure that your answer is a healthy one for your hair And your skin.
Later days , Curl C