Shampoo

Shampoo is used for children, adults and animals and has been used and called shampoo since the 1700’s. It Cleans your hair from dirt or oil and keeps it refreshing and clean. You really need to be careful of removing natural oils that keep your hair from the elements.

Some say it is not a good idea to shampoo your hair every day. We agree unless you are using a sulfate free shampoo. Sulfate free shampoo is gentle and cleans your hair but also leaves it manageable and healthy.

After you use shampoo you may want to consider a nice conditioner. Conditioners will help make you hair less frizzy and more manageable.

 

History

Shampoo came from the Hindi word ( a widely used language in India) champo केश मार्जन and goes back to the late 1700’s. Mainly referred to as a head message service that took on very quickly. Soon Shampooing or Champo was a hit and spread across to England and was soon in all of the bath houses. Imagine getting your hair washed once or twice a month! Usually they only used oils and finally in the late 1800’s the use shifted from oils to soaps. Regular soaps irritated the scalp and hair. Boiling the soap and adding fragrance and herbs brought shampoo to a turning point. Kasey Herbert was one of the first known shampoo manufacture to create and bottle shampoo.

Originally soaps and shampoos both contained surfactant (detergent) and by the 1930’s a synthetic surfactant and sulfates was introduced. It is cheaper and works well to make suds. Sulfates are used in many household items to make suds. All of henna hut products are sulfate free and made like they originally were made.

 

How it works

Shampoo strips oils and dirt from the hair and scalp. The oil is there to protect your hair but can also be bother some. The funny thing is that when our hair looks oily and dirty it is actually healthy and happy. Shampoos are different from most soaps because you need something gentile that does not strip all of the good stuff from your hair. If you wash daily you really need to make sure you use a sulfate free shampoo and as well as cream rinse (conditioner). 

Shampoo breaks down the oil and dirt and then is rinsed out with the shampoo when rinsed with water.

 

Ingredients

Ingredients are mandated by the FDA, but only to make manufactures list the ingredients.  Shampoos like dandruff shampoo cannot make medical claims or they are considered drugs, meanwhile shampoos for medical conditions are a over the counter drugs.

Some manufactures claim to have shampoo that has UV protection but it would not be enough to make a difference. It is a lot of work to look up ingredients on many things, but rest assured some times it is well worth it.