I learned this from a Dermatologist. Use conditioner instead of shampoo it has surfacants in it which clean the hair. Your hair needs to withdraw from shampoo so will take some time and look a bit greasy at first but it adjusts and looks shiny and great. No harsh chemicals either. Use cruelty free products too!
By Cat from Adelaide
true! works for me, I got fed up with the way conditioner doesn't stay in my hair, so I figured out that it would emulsify the oil out, and lift dirt, so why not? So one Saturday morning I got brave and tried it, and loved it!
YES! ... I've been doing this since the early 1970's and believe me it works GREAT!... The trick is to brush or comb the conditioner through your hair THOROUGHLY, then clip it up (if it's long enough) and leave the conditioner on until the end of your shower or bath, and then rinse thoroughly!... You'll need to use regular shampoo once a week, or twice a week if you have super oily hair. But the conditioner REALLY does clean your hair and scalp without drying it out!
---> Here's a trick I read from that has served me well through the years (especially if you like to shop at dollar stores) The ONE single ingredient to look for in your hair conditioner is STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE... Write this down or remember it, because when you see a conditioner with this ingredient listed in the first 4 ingredients, you'll know that no matter how much you paid for your conditioner, it will work wonders & be a really great condtioner.
* If you like to use high end conditioners for your hair (my daughter is hooked on Aveda) Then you can use these AFTER you've used the cheaper conditioner to "wash" your hair with. But, be careful because the "high-end" conditioners will "gum up" your hair... so don't use them everyday & make sure to rinse them off ALL THE WAY!
* I just wash my hair with a conditioner with STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE in it (NO shampoo) then towel dry & use INFUSIUM 23. It's a leave-in hair managing product that works as well for my dark-super-curly-fizzy mane as it does for my friends super-straight-bleached-blond mane. This product is superb & I can't say enough about it. But, unless you're doing a "deep cleaning & clarifying" don't use their brand of shampoos because they are super strong & will strip your hair... It's okay to use their brand of shampoo once a week, to "clarify" your hair, but never more. But check out their leave-in conditioner, It helps frizzy hair & damaged hair with split ends. It's a great product & you'll be glad you did!
For DANDRUFF: Go to a health food store & buy bulk dried nettles (or pick & dry them yourself)
then make a strong tea from them & after you've done washing & conditioning your hair, pour this on & massage into your scalp, leave it on a couple of minutes, then rinse it off & NO MORE DANDRUFF! ... for really bad cases, you can leave it in longer, but this is one of the best dandruff fixes out there!
By Pat Wallis (Guest Post) 10/01/2007
Is Stearamidopropyl the same as Stearalkonium Chloride in the conditioner?
Yes I have done this for a while! People might look at you weird if you tell them bu it really does work amazingly! What I read on lately is that you put some conditioner in your hair. Then pin it up for 10-20 mins and it makes your soft and smoother and acts like a deep conditioning!