Today I am "celebrating" 6 months of no 'poo (shampoo that is). Six months ago I happened upon some blogs about people who had stopped using shampoo for various reasons - I thought "what the heck", and decided to give it a try for myself. I didn't really have a big reason for giving it up, just thought it would be interesting to try. Here is my "journal" from the first two days:
Day one of no 'poo: (march 4th)
I showered about an hour ago, and it is really nice because so far my head feels the same as if I had shampooed – it is not itchy, and itchiness is something I really have had a problem with if I ever tried to shampooing before. My hair is still wet, so I don't know if it is oily or clean.
Six hours after shampooing, my hair feels the same as it normally would – if not a touch drier than normal. No dramatic change.
Day two of no 'poo:
I awoke with nice clean hair. After showering my hair is clean and dry. The same if not cleaner and drier than normal – I am really surprised that my hair is not oily.
I started out by using baking soda (mixed with a little water) to clean my hair and vinegar to condition it - that worked pretty good, but I started getting lazy with it, and now I just use water... using baking soda only if I feel like it. (And no, the vinegar did not leave any scent in my hair.)
I've been enjoying my clean, pure, chemical-free hair. One of the things that I love about my hair now is that it has no scent of it's own - sometimes after spending a day outdoors I will find that my hair smells amazingly fresh air like.