Charcoal is seeing a recent surge in popularity. You can find it in face masks and even toothpaste. It does a great job at detoxifying. However, did you know you can also use it on your curls? That's right! Charcoal makes a great curl cleanser to get rid of an extra build up, or pore clogging products. Here's how to make your own shampoo. Try it and detoxify your curls with charcoal shampoo.
Detoxify Your Curls With Charcoal Shampoo
1 cup liquid castille soap, scented or unscented.
2 tablespoon activated charcoal powder.
10-15 drops rosemary oil. You can also add peppermint or tea tree to invigorate your scalp.
1/2 cup filtered or distilled water.
What to do:
In a medium sized bowl, add the soap and water. Mix together, but don't over mix to avoid making the soap froth and bubble. Add in the charcoal one tablespoon at a time, mixing between. Finally, add in the essential oils and stir. The ingredients should be completely blended.
Take your newly blended shampoo and carefully funnel it into a pump bottle. Store in your shower with your other shampoos.
How to use:
Are you noticing your curls look dry, lifeless, and weighed down? If so, your scalp might be in need of a detox. You can use this shampoo whenever you need to help your scalp freshen up. Some curlies choose to use it every time they shampoo, whereas others trade it out with their other shampoos.
Wet curls completely with warm, but not scalding hot water. Part curls, and pump some shampoo into your hands. Emulsify, and use fingertips to massage into the scalp. Work in slow, careful circles to avoid tangling curls. Rinse completely, and follow up with your favorite conditioner or deep conditioning treatment.
This shampoo will work to restore health to your scalp, which can lead to diminished curl fall and increased curl growth.