My hair has been going through a rough patch lately. I took it off the no-poo, conditioner-wash routine as there are no affordable 'cone-free hair products on the Malaysian market (would you believe that the L'oreal Elvive and Elseve lines use different ingredients?) and all that chlorine from the swimming pool is drying out my hair dreadfully. On top of that, the humidity here is making my curls look limp and lifeless. My hair can't decide if it wants to look like a poof ball or a piece of wilted veggie.
If I didn't know better, I would say that my hair is sulking and throwing a fit at me.
It was desperation which made me reach out for Cetaphil instead of shampoo yesterday. My roots have been pretty oily lately and while Johnson's head to toe shampoo does a decent job, it does leave my poor scalp feeling itchy. If Cetaphil was gentle for the whole body, I figured it would be gentle enough on my poor scalp and hair.
I used a couple of squirts and made sure that my roots were mostly covered with Cetaphil before I started gently working into my scalp and out towards the ends. Then I left it on my head for a while before rinsing it out and letting it air-dry as usual.
Voila! Soft, managable hair with enough volume. Better yet, my waves were back and all I had to do was some finger twirling to make it perfect.
There is a wee bit of roughness but that's probably because I didn't use any conditioner. I have a feeling that I will have to use less conditioner than usual to make my hair silkier.
I know that Cetaphil is a bit pricey for shampoo but since it takes me over 6 months to finish a bottle, I figured that a bottle of Cetaphil would now last me over 3 months for my face and hair. RM35+ isn't too high a price to pay for nice hair and less clutter in my bathroom. =P
Cetaphil. Good for the skin and great hair days. It has been a while since my hair looked this pretty.