Monday, July 7, 2014

We're Over, Shampoo!

Well, I've decided to do it. At least for 30 days. I'm committing the next 30 days to the "no poo" "movement". (Is it a movement? I don't know.)

There are a LOT of reasons I have decided to give this a shot. You can read about many of them {here} or  {here}(or just do a search for "no poo").

"You're not going to shampoo your hair?!?" Gross, right??? Wrong.

First, shampooing every day or every other day actually causes your hair to secrete LOTS of oils. That's the reasons most Americans (we seem to be the only culture who thinks it's gross to go more than 48 hours without shampoo) can't go long without washing our hair before it looks like a hot mess and we have to shampoo again. The shampoo has our hair conditioned to over secrete oils to make up for what the shampoo strips out (This is also why you need conditioner. Basically to repair what the shampoo does). Ditching shampoo, for most people, will allow you to lose the oily look.

After your hair makes it through the transition phase and balances itself out, you will have much healthier hair as a result. Most people report results of less frizzy and easier to style hair.

It's cheaper. All you need is a $0.50 box of baking soda and a bottle of apple cider vinegar. CHEAP.

So, you save money, and if you're into "going green", you produce a lot less waste. CH-CHING!

Quitting shampoo can also help keep your complexion looking much better. Score!

So I am taking the plunge and volunteering to be a guinea pig. Here is one of the last pictures I have of my hair after being washed with shampoo. I'll let you know how it goes.

Have you gone "no poo"? Tell me about it in the comments!

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  1. Ah! I've thought about doing this so many times, but I love to color my hair and apparently don't know enough about it but I don't want to ruin the color! Guess I'll have to look into it more! Happy Tuesday!


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