Let’s talk about hair.
I’ve been meaning to write about this for awhile, but I wanted to make sure I gave my experiment long enough to know if it’s a good idea or not. After six months I’ve found that it’s an excellent idea. I do not shampoo my hair; in fact, I haven’t since January. You may already do this, or know about the harsh chemicals that are found in shampoo products. If you haven’t made the jump to ditch shampooing, I want to encourage you to do it! I use a mixture of baking soda and water to wash my hair and I only use it on my scalp. It works like a charm.
When I first started, it was really weird. There was no silky bubbles or perfume that I was used to. Also, for about two weeks I had oily hair. That was awkward, but it passed. For so long shampoo was striping my locks of their natural oils. When I stopped shampooing my hair was still working over time to produce oils. After two weeks, my hair was like, “Hey, she’s not striping our oils anymore…we like her.” Okay, so maybe maybe my hair can’t talk, but if it could it would thank me.
Since not shampooing my hair has grown faster, stronger and it rarely falls out. When I shampooed after washing my hair, tons of hairs would fall out. That’s really sad, but not anymore. My hair is happy happy and so am I.
Edit: I condition with apple cider vinegar or Trader Joe’s organic conditioner.