No Shampoo

This post isn’t about food, but my blog is about healthy living. I have been hearing all about this “no poo” thing, as in, no shampoo. I was a little scared of it at first, but I will do anything to get my hair to a healthier status. After years of dying it blonde, bleaching it a few times and just bad heat damage, my hair needs some saving. I have gone back to my natural hair color and only get it colored about 3 times a year. Doing this has saved my hair drastically. Anyhow, back to the no shampoo thing. I have no pictures again, sorry! I started doing the baking soda and water as a hair cleanser and a apple cider vinegar and water mixture for the conditioner.

I have been doing this for a week now. I usually only wash my hair 3 times a week because unless you have very oily hair, washing it everyday is bad for it. So far, I’m happy with the results. The apple cider vinegar does really soften your hair, but not as much as regular conditioner. But, its so much better for your hair, the chemicals in shampoo and conditioner can strip your hair of natural oils that it needs! The downside you ask, well the apple cider vinegar smell does stay on your hair until it dries. After it dried, either air dry or blow dry, it was gone. The web page I got this idea from said to be patient, your hair will be oily and feel dirty for the first week or two, until your hair gets used to having its natural oils actually on the hair. This part is true, my roots are oily, but that is a good thing! The post states that just hide your roots for a week or two until your hair gets used to the new process.

In the end, it does make my hair easier to comb through after a shower. The smell, you can mask it by adding in essential oils such as lavender or any other scent. Supposedly this is supposed to help your hair grow as well. My hair refuses to grow, so I’m hoping this will help it. As for the greasy roots, I wear my hair up a lot in the summer anyway, so I can mask them until my hair decides this is a good idea. Try it, but don’t be upset when  your hair is oily for a few days. That is what happens when you are using chemicals to strip your hair of its natural oils!

Here is the link to the “no poo”

http://almostexactlyblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/my-entire-transition-to-a-completely-chemical-less-beauty-routine-9-months-strong/

 

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