1. You might use too much shampoo at first.
Because natural shampoo doesn't lather as well as chemical shampoo, you might end up using more shampoo than usual. It's not necessary for shampoo to lather up well to clean, but since you might be used to that, you might try to add more shampoo than necessary. Try just using less, and you'll probably find that your hair is cleaner when you use less.
2. You will need to wash your hair less frequently.
Commercial shampoos are filled with harsh chemicals that dry out the scalp, causing it to produce extra oil to compensate for all the stripping done. If you're switching from these products to natural ones, you might find that you don't have to wash so much to deal with the extra oil production.
3. You might dye your hair less often.
Commercial shampoos contain sulfates that strip the natural oils out of your hair, making it feel dry and look dull over time. If you're switching to natural shampoos, you'll probably need to shampoo less frequently because no harsh chemicals are stripping away the oils in your hair. This might mean cutting down on how often you dye your hair too, since coloring makes it more porous and therefore drier.
4. You will probably end up with healthier-looking hair all around.
Natural shampoos are designed to cleanse gently without stripping away all of the oils along with dirt and grime, which means there's nothing left to weigh down your hair or make it look dull. The result? Healthier-looking hair that's fuller and more vibrant than before.
5. Your scalp might take a little time to adjust to the change.
Your scalp is used to all those harsh chemicals stripping away its natural oils, so it might go into overdrive for a little while to compensate. After your entire body adjusts, you can expect healthier hair than ever before.
6. You might need to experiment a little.
There are a lot of natural shampoo choices out there, and everyone's hair is different. If you try one and it doesn't seem to be working for your hair, you can always try another until you find one that works.
7. You might stop buying conditioner.
Natural shampoos don't strip away all the natural oils in your hair like chemical ones do, so you might not need to purchase conditioner every single time you shampoo anymore. Especially if the shampoo contains many good natural oils like coconut oil or argan oil.
8. You might end up paying more.
Natural shampoos might seem more expensive than chemical ones, but you won't need to buy as many bottles since they don't strip your hair away like those chemicals do. Think about it: you're not going through as much shampoo as you used to, and now the natural products don't need to work as hard either to cleanse and moisturize. This means that a little goes a long way, so over time, these kinds of shampoos end up saving you money.
9. Your hair might feel a little greasy at first.
This is a temporary side effect of cleansing your scalp without all those chemicals to strip it away from the oils that naturally moisturize it. After some time though, as your body adjusts and balances everything out, this should go away completely.
10. Your hair might feel a little dry at first.
Again, this is because your scalp has been used to stripping away all those oils with chemicals in commercial shampoos, so when you switch to natural ones that are gentle enough not the strip them away the oil production balance will need time to adjust. After some time, your body should balance out and give you healthier looking hair than ever before.
So if you're looking to switch to natural shampoo, be prepared for a few changes in your hair routine. You might dye it less often, or not at all, because the color will stay brighter for longer. You might not need to use conditioner as often either, and your scalp might take some time to adjust to the lack of chemicals. But in the end, your hair will be healthier than ever before!