Thursday, July 12, 2012
going poo free!!!
I'm going shampoo free. Yes, seriously. It's been a whole week now since I've used shampoo or conditioner on my hair. To be fair, I use to shampoo my hair every two to three days anyways. Going a whole week isn't a huge deal for my hair. The only thing I use to wash my hair is a tablespoon of baking soda in cup of water. That's it. Gets it squeaky clean.
Here's the thing, I'm always looking for ways to cut out the overload of chemicals we use on our bodies. After some research, apparently shampoos actually strip your hair of the natural oils and such, so we over compensate with products to make our hair look good. And like most stuff we are commercially influenced to believe that we NEED to use this or that product.
I've been reading about it and thinking about giving this a go. I don't dye my hair or use any product, other than some hair spray... sometimes but going poo free will work on your hair even if you burn the shit out of it with a blow dryer/curling iron/dye and slather it up with black tar. Yes, really. Look it up!
It's really easy to read about on the interwebs and you can see before and after pics on other folk. It takes a few weeks for your hair to regulate itself and right now my hair is looking pretty FUNK-Y. Good thing it's long and I can throw it in a bun or pony tail. It's totally frizzy. But then again, it's always frizzy. I'm just way too lazy to do it and I never have time in the mornings.
The baking soda takes out the excess oils in my hair too but I've read you can follow up with apple cider vinegar if your hair gets too dry from the baking soda. It just takes a little bit of figuring out what works best for your hair, which I'm in the process of currently.
Supposedly after a just a few weeks my hair will be better than ever. Double finger crossies!!! Also, do you have any clue how hard it is to take a picture of the back of your head and it not be blurry or a picture of the shit on my desk? Just want a freaking before shot of my hair and it's not a very good one... ugh.
Why does it look like I have grey streaks in my hair?! I DO NOT HAVE GREY STREAKS IN MY HAIR!!!