We all want silky smooth hair that feels healthy. Soft, smooth hair that is free from frizz without using unhealthy synthetic hair products. Long hair can be especially hard to keep healthy because the ends dry out easily. My hair is pretty long and I know it's time for a trim when the ends start to feel rough. A few years ago, I was noticing that this was happening quicker and I couldn't go quite as long between cuts.
Ten years ago when I learned about the harmful chemicals in beauty products I stopped using synthetic hair products. Switching to natural products took some time and experimentation but now may hair is healthy. Instead of using thick heavy synthetic products to control frizz I have a natural routine that prevents it.
Natural Hair Products
The products I use have changed over the years but essentially I focus on keeping it moisturized. My current favorite shampoo and condition is Shea Moisture and I follow with this detangle spray. The detangle spray has marshmallow extract which helps hair and skin to hold more moisture. On humid days I use a very small dab of this body butter and smooth out my hair to prevent frizz. Of course it's important to use healthy natural products to get silky smooth hair but that's not the only piece of the story.
What Finally Gave me Silky Smooth Hair?
Almost by accident I realized a critical point I was missing. The natural products were making my hair much healthier but I still seemed to get that crunchy feeling on the ends of my hair. After moving into a new house, I realized the poor quality of our water. Already being aware of our drinking water, I had a Big Berkey Water Filter which I loved. I couldn't bear to bathe my children in this poor quality water and decided to get a Berkey Shower Filter. I immediately noticed my children's bath water didn't seem so murky colored which made me happy. The added benefit was that within a couple of weeks I started to realize my hair wasn't feeling so dried out anymore. After putting two and two together I realized it was the heavy amounts of chlorine in the water that was frying my hair. All of the good healthy products were being counteracted by the high levels of chlorine and preventing me from having the silky smooth hair I wanted.
It's not just your hair that will benefit from a Berkey Shower Filter it's your whole body. Your skin absorbs chemicals and contaminants through the skin. If you are showering in unfiltered water it's just as bad as drinking it. A shower filter is easy to overlook but so very important for your health!