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How to use shampoo, conditioner and sunblock?
Some people wash their hair with shampoo once a week because their hair grows faster in that way and they do not need conditioner even though their hair is long. You should make your hair look healthy and great.
Even after shampoo and conditioner the hair remains frizzy if you are living in humid areas. Some people use shampoo and conditioner on some days and the rest of the days they just rinse it with warm water in the shower if they are not dirty much.
Too many chemicals to use on a daily basis is not good for our systems. We should be the judge of how much and when to apply shampoo and conditioners. People who no longer want to buy commercial product can use this. You take one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of warm water for shampoo and one tablespoon of apple cider.vinegar with a cup water for conditioner. You mix them up in your own squeeze bottle and you are good to go. One bottle lasts 2-3 washes. This method relieves you from itchy scalp.
Certain types of ethnic hair retains moisture better when using a conditioner first, then shampoo and then conditioning again. Some people use natural cleansing products rather than one shampoo. There are more than one hair type in this world thus move than one type of hair care.
Shampoo dries out your hair, so if you put conditioner on first, then shampoo, you can get a more gentle cleanse. You can use diluted vinegar as a conditioner. It is very healthy and good for the environment. You can baking soda and lemon juice every other day to shampoo your hair.
Shampoo makes some people's hair itch and conditioner makes their oily. Heat makes your hair oily so if you are living in very hot areas try to avoid conditioner. If you have to shampoo everyday, your hair will have a lot of buildup. You can use a bottle with apple cider and vinegar diluted in water and massage to your hair and leave it on for about 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse it out and occasionally use a conditioner. The vinegar restores the pH balance of your hair or scalp and gets rid of all the chemicals build up which leaves your hair feeling softer, silkier and lighter. If the smell is too strong, dilute it with some more cold water and also add a nice smelling conditioner.
Some people with naturally curly hair only use conditioner everyday and about once a week or so use shampoo. When you shampoo too much with curly hair, it can dry it out too much and the curls are not as nice. Conditioner helps smooth out the tangles.
Many shampoos and conditioner on the market contain harsh cleaning agents that strip hair out of moisture and make it dry or brittle so it is not always necessary to use both shampoo and conditioner. People who have allergies should use a sulfate or sulfide or alcohol free conditioner for your hair. Most shampoos which contain harsh chemicals strip natural oils from hair and put toxin in your hair. There are non toxin shampoo and conditioner products you can use to wash your hair very effectively without drying it out or damaging it.
You can use soap nuts i.e. the dried berry tree from the soap berry tree is good for softening your hair. They clean very well. You can use beer to clean your hair. Using an apple cider and vinegar rinse works as an effective conditioner as it seals the cuticle of the hair shaft leaving you smooth, tangle free hair.
Shampoo is what cleans the dirt and oil out of the hair. Conditioner only gets rid of the knots and makes your hair silky smooth.
Sunblock or sunscreen smells nasty to some people. According to some experts, clothing is the best way to shield from the sun. For sunblock you have to put in a heavy layer. Some people wear it because they get burn from the sun. Some people are allergic to sunscreen. It is a good practice to put on a light sunscreen everyday, especially in the summer. Sometimes the sunscreen just sits on your skin and the skin cannot breathe.
Some people use sunscreen mainly because of their tattoos as they do not want them to fade. The people who are Vitamin D deficient do not use sunblock as it is an unfortunate side effect of protecting yourself from the sun. Sunblock prevents beneficial rays coming from the sun from reaching the body.
Dermatologist recommends a sunscreen with at least 3% Zinc . Some people say to wear at least SPF 25 because it is the minimum you should be wearing on your face to prevent skin cancer, dark spots and premature aging. Some sunscreen are advertised to resist perspiration. Some sunscreens are harmful so you have to read labels. Avoid any products containing titanium dioxide ( it is in most make up ). Avoid PABA and Phenyl Benzimidazole as they can damage DNA.
You can try all natural sunscreen. It goes on like lotion but still protects the same or better than the smelly regular sunscreen filled chemicals and parabens that are not good for your skin. Some sunblock may make you oily and greasy. There are sunscreen advertised as oil free and they can try that.
Sunblock clogs your skin pores sometimes. The effects of sun exposure are cumulative. If you grow up in a very area with few trees to filter the light you can burnt. The short exposure to sun including through the driver's car window add up. For example, the truck drivers left arm are always in the sun and the right arm in shade. While driving, his or her sun arm looked tethered and wrinkled and beat to hell whereas his shaded right arm looks good and have younger looking skin.
If you have adequate nutrition and are blessed with skin that does not easily burn you do not need sunscreen. It keeps your body from absorbing Vitamin D. A lot of sunblocks contain chemicals that do your body more harm than good. Sunblock protects you from the UV rays. Sunblock protects you from skin cancer.
Some of the ingredients in sunscreen or sunblocks are carcinogenic so you have to read and research the ingredients before buying. If you do not put sunscreen on every single day, and only put it on the beach or pool then the amount of aluminium absorbed by the skin would not be enough to cause worry (skin cells are a protective barrier after all and they would be a pretty poor barrier if they went around readily absorbing metals.
The toxic ingredients in most sunscreens can give skin cancer. You need at least 30 minutes per day in the sun and then you need to let your body absorb the Vitamin D for 30-40 minutes afterwards. If you ever get sunburn, rub ice over the burn until the ice disappears and then apply some aloevera. Watermelon has natural sunscreen in it called lycopene. Coconut is also a natural sunblock.
SPF 75+ is not that extravagant since the percent change in actual protection decreases exponentially as the factor increases. Sunscreens are considered more layers of chemicals stash on your face. You can use mineral sunblock with zinc as a main ingredient. These are made to sit on the surface of the skin and not enter the blood streams.