3 Shampoos I Swear By For Making My Post-Protective-Style Hair Feel Clean and Healthy

Danielle Jackson

Welcome to In My Head, a monthly column where we break down the latest and greatest natural hair products to hit our doorsteps that actually live up to the hype. This month: shampoos.

An issue that I often run into on wash days - specifically wash days that come after I remove my protective styles - is when I realize after I've already rinsed my hair that there's still a small amount of product residue lingering on my scalp. It's for this reason that I usually have to be particular about the shampoos that I use and how I'm using them, making sure that they're able to banish all of that buildup with at least two lathers while not being too harsh on my coily hair.

I recently removed a head full of box braids that I'd kept in for about five weeks, and thus decided to put a bunch of all-new shampoos that have found their way to my home in the last month to the test. Ahead, I'm taking you through a few formulas that not only got the job done, but also made my hair feel amazing after.