Thaaaaaaat’s right. I’ve stopped shampooing.
OH, HOW TOTALLY GROSS!
I hear ya. But “gross” would be discontinuing shampoo, and not continuing with anything else. My hair couldn’t do that. It would, eventually, become its own source of natural oil. We won’t get into ideas for pyramid schemes involving human hair oil.
The prospect of ditching yet another grocery-store product intrigued me. I realized that people I know have been doing it without my knowing. Huh, I thought. Might as well try.
Here’s what I look like as I’m writing this:
me: “Hey, HONEY! What’s some women’s magazine I can reference?”
my Sweet Babboo: “Women’s Health.”
me: “Hm. Something more …uh… girly.”
SB: “The National Enquirer.”
me: “No, I mean like…WOMANLY.”
me: “Ah. Good one.”
O (Oprah’s Magazine, just in case you don’t follow it any more than I do) will not be contacting me anytime soon for a modeling gig. But if I can go out and get celery and chapstick without major embarrassment, I’m happy.
This was before “no poo.” No one can tell. Heh heh.
Each time I showered I used only a wash and a rinse, made from home products:
- Wash: 1 TBS baking soda in 1 C. warm water
- Rinse: 1 TBS apple cider vinegar in 1 C. warm water
That’s it. I rinsed in between these two steps. I’m not sure if you’re supposed to, but I’ll look that up. It hasn’t mattered a bit.
The first thing I noticed was a silkiness – a softness to my hair that’s not usually there. At first I thought it seemed a little limp. After the second non-shampooing, however, I thought it felt wonderful.
Styles just like usual…feels great…shiny…not greasy…super cheap…no chemicals…
Unless something crazy happens, I think I’m sold. Stay tuned for an update on Hair Land! This way, you can reap the benefits of my experiment and decide if it’s something you might like to try too.
For more information about why I don’t desire to dump chemicals on my head any more: