The Kushala Method consists of two solid shampoos and one conditioner:
- Cassia Ayurvedic Bio Solid Shampoo. It is a specific treating shampoo for short hair.
- Amla Ayurvedic Bio Solid Shampoo, for all hair, treated, long and natural. It is a gentle and respectful cleansing shampoo for hair.
- Baobab Bio Ayurvedic Solid Conditioner to protect all hair types.
Kushala shampoos, without detergents, do not generate the same soapy sensation as others, although they are equally effective at leaving hair clean. In this sense, as the psychological factor is important, to get used to the use of Kushala shampoo, the first few days it will take two washes with Kushala shampoo to get that feeling of cleanliness produced by the soapiest shampoos. Over time, after the first wash, the soapy sentation will be immediate. From day one, your hair will be clean and nourished.
It is very important to brush and completely untangle our hair daily and always before washing it, which becomes another step of our routine for your care. Thus we manage to stimulate the scalp, get rid of the hairs that fall out throughout the day, and have a mane without tangles.
The importance of brushing hair before washing
Hair, structurally, is very similar to textile fibers such as cotton yarn, for example. It expands when wet and contracts when dry so, if we wet the hair with knots and tangles, the hair fiber will deteriorate and break and this will force us, in turn, to abuse softening products so that we can untangle it easily.
We wet the hair throughoutly without moving it to maintain its natural fall, which is a root to tip. We just put our heads back a little bit.
Once the hair is wet, we pass the pill in a cuticular direction, only at the root, throughout the contour, parietals and nape and we will make a partition in the center by sliding the shampoo over the back. With the palms of the heads, we help the shampoo penetrate the scalp, but without rubbing or moving the hair. We distribute the shampoo in a cuticular direction, from root to end and use our fingers as a comb so that the hair does not get tangled. Finally, we rinse abundantly with water helping us with our hands so that the water penetrates, without moving the hair from its place.
The importance of ot rubbing the hair
If we rub the hair we can damage its fibers leaving them exposed and open while, if we use our hands to distribute the shampoo in a cuticular direction, we ensure that the hair fiber does not deteriorate and remains closed.
By washing our hair, we are removing fat, sweat and dead skin. No need to rub or scratch your scalp to get it. When we have itching and scratch our skin, we are damaging it. This same criteria applies to the scalp: when we scratch or rub the head vigorously, we erode the hair fiber and add the ecosystem of our skin. This causes a reaction, alters the skins and activates its natural defenses found in the hydrolipid mantle, a mixture of fat, sweat and skin that protects us. Given this, rubbing the head what it does is increasing the hydrolipid mantle by soiling the hair further.
We condition the hair but do it differently depending on its length, thickness and density. What we should NOT do under any circumstances is to squeeze the hair to remove the water before applying the conditioner.
- Thin hair: we apply the conditioner with wet hands on the tips and climb into the root area as a final touch. Finally, we use a comb to distribute the conditioner easily.
- Thick hair: We can slide the conditioner pill down the tips and then help us with our hands to climb to the roots. We distribute the entire product with a comb.
The Ayurvedic Baobab Bio Solid Conditioner is a versatile product. If we do not rinse it, it will protect the hair thermally, enhance the curl or help smooth the hair. It is a great ally for frizzy hair.
We can also rinse it and us it for styling and protecting the hair like a wax or serum.
It is the last step and one of the most importants: do not remove excess water from the hair once finished. Wrap it with a towel and leave the excess, as it is very important not to interfere with the water reserves hair neeeds.
The importance of not eliminating excess water
When we talk about dry hair or dehydrated hair, we talk about water. The hydration of our hair depends on that respect for the fiber and self-management that the hair fiber has. If the hair is lacking water, it looks for moisture in the environment and when founds it opens its cuticles to absorb moisture. If the hair is well hydrated it remains stable at all times.
Differences and sensations that change with the Kushala Method
- Washing your hair is radically different from any other experience with another shampoo. Kushala products do not dry hair or skin thanks to their formulation. Hair changes in every way graduelly and improves day by day.
- Hair holds longer clean and with more ease. By not carrying detergent, the skin does not feel any aggression and stabilizes. A quick cue to check it out is to see how the hair at the contours of the face change radically.
- The sponginess of the fiber is soft to the touch and strenghtens day by day. By following the Kushala Method, we avoid any physical agression to the hair fiber and the movements in the direction of growth help to better reflect the light on the hair. This explains that hair shine is a physical consequence, as light is reflected on smooth surfaces. Washing with movements in the direction of the cuticle helps to keep them in a natural position and the result is a bright and shiny hair.