Before I went natural in 2012, I didn’t know anything about a clarifying shampoo. I remember my mother using Prell shampoo on my hair as a child, and when I got a chemical relaxer…well I can’t remember what the stylist used on my hair, haha! But I do remember how important it was to use a neutralizing shampoo; I guess we can say that’s a clarifying shampoo?
For the past 60 days, I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s 18-In-1 Hemp Peppermint Castile Soap to clarify my hair. I usually clarify my hair once every two weeks to remove product build up. I like this product because it’s made with organic oils and it doesn’t strip my hair like most clarifying shampoos.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-In-1 Hemp Peppermint Castile Soap is made with certified fair trade organic oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, and jojoba. As I read the label, I noticed a few ingredients that I wasn’t familiar with like Mentha Piperita and Tocopherol.
The Latin name for peppermint is Mentha Piperita known a hybrid mint which is a cross breed between water mint and spearmint.
Tocopherol is a form of Vitamin E typically derived from vegetable oils. Tocopherol, or vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin is a naturally occurring antioxidant which can be isolated from vegetable oil. (http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/tocopherol)
Ladies, you see how those fancy words can be confusing? If you are not sure about certain ingredients, do a google search to find your answer.
How To Use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap to Clarify Your Natural Hair:
Step One – Apply the Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap to soaking wet hair.
Step Two – Cleanse the scalp to remove product build up.
Step Three – Use fingers to gently detangle the hair.
Watch my video to see how I use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap to clarify my 4c natural hair.