I know. Some people find it simply crazy that I do not wash my hair. People like Mariana to be specific. But the reason being is that A) I have a naturally dry scalp that is sensitive to chemicals and B) I can’t just really can’t be assed.
Once upon a time I did used to use shampoo. Growing up I used a myriad of disgusting tar-based products to try in vain to calm my itchy scalp. Nothing worked. Literally. Nothing. I found that actually not washing my hair at all was a much better treatment.
Though I am used to letting my hair wash itself and occasionally helping the process along with my hippy home-made methods like vinegar and baking soda, every so often I have the urge to wash the layers of scum off my head. That’s why I offered to review the range of Cleansing Conditioners by Matrix Biolage.
These Cleansing Conditioners are made with no silicones, sulfates or parabens. They are soap free, low foaming and they smell AMAZING! Cleansing Conditioners are a bit different to regular old shampoos. Why? Because they don’t scour the living crap out of your hair and scalp. The name pretty much says it all: Cleansing Conditioner. It’s a conditioner that cleanses your hair.
I tried out the formula for curly hair, because even though my hair is really only wavy these days, old habits die hard. And also because in my opinion it smelled the best of the lot. But if you’ve got fine hair, normal or course hair, they’ve got you covered too.
At first it felt a tiny bit tingly on my scalp, possibly due to the menthol and cetearyl alcohol contained. However the tingly feeling actually helped give my hair a fresh, clean feel once rinsed and I didn’t notice any irritation once I’d completely finished washing and towel dried my hair.
Does it work? Well, thing is, compared to what I’m used to, hell yeah! My hair hasn’t felt so clean and fresh in ages! But it also hasn’t felt as nourished and soft after a shampoo. And the best part? My scalp did not get mad and make me itch afterwards. Bonus!
So, if you’re keen to quit washing your hair with harsh shampoo that strips your hair of natural oils, but you’re not sure you can quite go cold turkey or embrace my baking soda quackery, then Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioners might be just right for you!