What is the real difference between generic shampoo and natural soap for washing your hair? Both lather, clean, and smell delicious. But the underlying ingredients in each make a dramatic difference both long-term and short-term in your hair and scalp’s health. So, why is natural soap better for your hair?
Generic Shampoo vs Natural Soap
How familiar are you with the ingredients that go into your everyday hair washing products? Generic shampoos and conditioners claim to strengthen hair, hydrate your scalp, and keep your hair long and healthy. Realistically, they are doing quite the opposite. Harsh chemicals and additives, synthetic fragrances, and even toxins are lurking in the ingredient list on the back of the bottle. The most common ones to look out for contain: sulfates, formaldehyde, parabens, alcohol, synthetic fragrances, among others. Not only can these ingredients be harmful to your body’s health and the environment, but they can seriously damage your hair in thickness, length, and pattern.
The very best reason to use natural soap is because of its natural ingredients and friendliness to the environment. The list of ingredients you will find in a natural soap is shorter, with clear ingredients that are nurturing to both your hair and your scalp. Natural soap is also more environmentally friendly, with less plastic packaging required and a simpler manufacturing process. One of the best things about natural soap is its versatility, where it not only acts as a shampoo, but some can even be used to wash your body, face, and even pets. The solid form of a natural soap bar makes it perfect for traveling and avoiding liquid regulations, with no hassles on leakage. Fragrances in natural soaps are utterly superior, with essential oils working to both naturally fragrance the soap while giving your hair tons of vitamins and minerals, boosting your hair and scalp health.
The Effects On Your Hair & Scalp
Dry hair, split ends, dandruff, all things you can find yourself facing when using a generic shampoo. The harmful ingredients including sulfates, parabens, and formaldehyde can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it weak and dry. Even worse is the damage made to your scalp. Many generic shampoos can clog the pores in your scalp. Commonly found to happen from using generic shampoos are allergic reactions, irritating rashes, and dandruff, in the worst cases leading to hair loss and thinning. While it may feel like your hair is soft and silky after you wash it with a generic shampoo, these ingredients leave a film on your hair that can prevent other hair care products from properly saturating your hair follicles.
Working in more hair and scalp-loving ways than one, natural soap can be great for sensitive scalps, improving hair length, strength, and thickness. Many of the oils found in natural soaps promote scalp health and can unclog the pores of the scalp, which will strengthen the hair, resulting in less breakage and more fullness. These oils and natural ingredients have the benefits of being antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, soothing irritated scalps, and protecting the hair follicles. The moisture levels when using a natural soap can make your hair feel softer and hold in moisture better, leaving your hair frizz-free. Some of these oils are able to regulate the pH levels in your scalp and hair, reducing unnecessary dryness and hair loss, while promoting hair regeneration in some areas.
Cammellatte Natural Camel Milk Soap
The Cammellatte Natural Camel Milk Face & Body Soap is the perfect all-around bar soap. Our bar of soap is ideal to use for your body, face, and hair, with its versatile and simple formulation. The chosen oils work to strengthen your hair and keep your scalp healthy, avoiding irritation that can lead to dryness and irritation. The incredible moisturizing properties of camel milk can help in reducing split ends, adding a gorgeous shine, and more fullness to your hair. Made with a blend of high-quality camel milk and nourishing avocado and coconut oils, our camel milk soap bar is super gentle, naturally fragranced with a beautiful aroma, and is packed with vitamins and minerals. This soap bar will outlast any generic liquid shampoo in use, needing only a lather to clean both your hair and scalp.