With all of the choices of shampoo out there, we may not realize that many of them are full of sulfates and toxic chemicals. These products could actually be damaging or exacerbating any issues you have with your scalp and hair. And with all of the toxins that surround us, especially those of us in metropolitan cities, it sure sounds like a good idea to not add any unnecessary chemicals into our beauty routine.
The Morrocco Method products have been around for fifty years and a proven way to “detox” your hair and scalp. They maintain that the chemicals you think are cleaning your hair and scalp are actually clogging up your pores and preventing your body from growing your hair and keeping it as clean as nature intended.
The people at Morrocco Method kindly sent me their “5 Elements” Shampoo package to try. I was a bit skeptical, as it didn’t look or smell like shampoos I was used to. I don’t use shampoos with sulfates or a lot of chemicals, but I do like a fresh scent and lather. These shampoos all have very mild, natural scents and do not lather. I really wasn’t sure I was going to like them, but given their reputation and the reviews, I gave it a try.
The principle is to use each product, created around one of the 5 elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether. Each provides your hair and scalp with a different nutrient. All together, they are meant to help create and support a proper balance, as it encourages your body to push out any clogging debris.
I followed the instructions and rotated each of the 5 products every time I shampooed. At first my hair felt kind of dry and tangled and not really clean. But, I read that was part of the detox process, so I didn’t get discouraged. I was surprised, as I thought my usual shampoos were pretty clean, but it seems like my scalp was telling me it has some stuff to get rid of! I did use a little conditioner on my ends, to style my long, thick hair and more easily release the tangles.
I don’t usually wash my hair every day, so it took a few weeks for me to go through all of the shampoo. I decided to observe the full process, so I didn’t use styling products and either let my hair dry naturally or kept it in a simple ponytail. The detox process was a little uncomfortable at first, but after the first round of 5, my hair didn’t tangle, my scalp felt clean and my hair felt really soft. I also color my hair and the color did not fade, which also proves how gentle the products are.
I would recommend these products for those who prefer to keep their hair very natural, whether or not they use color. And if you have a particular issue, like “flyaway” hair or dandruff, these products could really work very well for you.
I encourage you to read all of the great information on their website and watch this video on the basics of detoxing your hair with these products. They also have a full line of haircare products that are all vegan, cruelty-free, raw, sulfate free and gluten free. to purchase products, visit http://shop.morroccomethod.com/ Use the code “chicvegan15” for 15% off your whole order.