Did I tell you I quit? Yep, I quit using shampoo a little over two weeks ago. Well, I had quit until the going got a little lot tough and I shampooed my hair again (gasp). But I am determined to try again thanks to KimC’s (Life in a Shoe) success and this time I have the determination to tough it out.
Right about now you are probably wondering why anyone would want do such a thing. Well, I’m not alone. This article explains some of the logic behind going “no shampoo” or “no poo” if you are really into the lingo. For those of you who don’t go read the article, here is a graphic and synopsis of the results of their 6 Week “No Shampoo Challenge”:
For the thin haired —- it gave more weight and body.
For those with dry scalp, psoriasis or dandruff —- unequivocally, these problems went away, even for those who had used expensive treatments for years unsuccessfully!
For the curly haired —- it made the curl more defined and less frizzy.
For those with fine hair —- became easier to work with, felt thicker from the natural distribution of oil and didn’t need products to give them more body.
So, I am hoping for healthier more manageable hair.
My hair has just enough wave so that it will not hang nicely, but not enough to wear curly and it tends to be a bit frizzy and flyaway especially after washing. So, I started out trying the curly girl method hoping that things would change. After a few days I was pretty happy with the results. My hair was dramatically more curly and looked nice with almost no work. Just a shower and a plop and my hair looked like this.
This picture was taken after not using shampoo for nearly 2 weeks. However, at the beginning of the third week, my hair was getting a little um, oily. I decided to cheat, just a little. I used a small amount of shampoo being careful to not get it on my scalp. I was immediately sorry. My hair is back to it’s old dry, frizzy, not-hanging-nicely habits.
So here we go again. No more cheating. I’m committing for 6 weeks. I will keep you updated.
Is anyone brave enough to join me or are you just going to watch me and laugh?
Here is a picture of what my hair normally looks like using shampoo.
Nicer hair and spending less money on shampoo works for me.