I co wash with relaxed and natural conditioner weekly and shampoo monthly. These products are really hard to get over her in the UK I had to get them from EBay. I think that as I am not putting much in my hair then it is not dirty so no need to shampoo more than monthly. They smell wonderful and leave my hair feeling nice.
Water , Petrolatum , Ammonium Laureth Sulfate , Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Sodium Lauroamphoacetate , Lauric Acid , Trihydroxystearin , Fragrance , Panthenol , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride , Sodium Chloride , Citric Acid , DMDM Hydantoin , Sodium Benzoate , Disodium EDTA , PEG-14M
I have just discovered Silk Element Shampoo and conditioner after reading a blog. I am sorry that I cant remember whose. I have started to alternate with these. I got them from Sally's in Basildon so they are a lot easier to get. For me these top Pantenes Relaxed and Natural as my hair feels so soft and silky after using them. Silk Elements products are for keeps.
Silk Elements - Silk Elements Luxury Moisturizing Shampoo 16 oz.: "WATER ,SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE ,COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE ,DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE ,COCAMIDE DEA ,PPG-5-CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE ,COCOTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,HYDROLYZED SILK ,ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE ,HYDROLYZED KERATIN ,SODIUM C14-17 ALKYL SEC SULFONATE ,PEG-30 GLYCERYL COCOATE ,GLYCOL DISTEARATE ,PEG-12 DIMETHICONE ,POLYQUATERNIUM-10 ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL ,DIAZOLIDINYL UREA ,FRAGRANCE ,BLUE #1 ,YELLOW 5"
I don't know if I need to use Cholesterol but I used to before my locks so I am using this silk elements monthly treatment, Sally's again and so far so good.
Silk Elements - Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment: "WATER ,MINERAL OIL ,CETEARYL ALCOHOL ,CETEARETH-20 ,STEARYL ALCOHOL ,CETYL ALCOHOL ,DICETYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE ,POLYQUATERNIUM-37 ,PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE ,PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6 ,PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL ,DIMETHICONE ,GLYCERIN ,ETHOXYDIGLYCOL ,PANTHENOL ,CHOLESTEROL ,METHYLPARABEN ,SILK AMINO ACIDS ,FRAGRANCE ,FRAGRANCE ,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ,METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE ,METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE ,HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDE ,YELLOW 5 ,BENZYL ALCOHOL ,BENZYL BENZOATE ,BENZYL SALICYLATE ,COUMARIN ,LINALOOL ,HEXYL CINNAMAL"
All 3 products came up to £17 ,what a bargain. Given that I colour my hair every 8 weeks I want to make sure that it does not dry out or start breaking because I have read some horror stories on Fotki and Blogs about this. I know that the Silk Elements both contain alcohol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate but they work for me.
I love this coconut oil and use it in my hair in the steam or sauna especially after applying colour. I bought it from Tesco for £1.49. It is natural and made in Sri Lanka and is 100% pure coconut oil. This leaves my hair shining. I also use it on my skin whilst still damp and blot dry to make my skin really smooooooooth.
Finally when I shampoo my hair I use my own home made oil. This is Darbur Amla oil, Obtained from EBay, Organic Peppermint and Rosemary essential oil from http://www.baldwins.co.uk/ Sorry I cant remember the exact price for these but I know they were reasonable and then I am only using the oil monthly so it will last. One thing though because it is made from the Indian Gooseberry it makes your hair darker. I apply it warm to my scalp and then massage for a few minutes. It feels lovely and tingly.
bye for now.
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