Well, it’s been about two weeks on the No Poo experiment.
For someone who has very fine hair, but LOTS of it, it took me some convincing that I wouldn’t be dealing with a flat droopy mess every morning.
Other than a bit of static (which is normal this time of year anyways..) I’d have to say that it seems to be working! I haven’t washed my hair since yesterday ( with water….) at the gym and it’s still going strong with body and bounce…(ugh, ignore the end of day face y’all…)
I would never have that much body and bounce on a regular routine….
I haven’t had to fight too many heeby jeeby moments…it helps that I can just put my hair up….but I figure I’ll keep going a week or two more, just to find out where my hair normalizes.
Why go No-Poo?
I figure it this way…..somebody, somewhere said we need to spend money (and MORE money) on our hair. What did people’s hair look like when they were only washing it once per week (or less) and using homemade lye soap ( or nothing)? Sure..maybe hairstyles were different, but nonetheless, there is a lie out there that says all our solutions have to come from the next PRODUCT. I’m just on a quest to knock down which of those lies I can…to see how things can be done differently.
Honestly, I can afford the shampoo. That’s not really the point.
The point is…what have we been led to believe that isn’t necessarily true?
What can we do differently and be just as happy doing? What lies out there are stealing our money, our time, our focus from better things?
I know one thing for sure. My body does not need to be absorbing any more chemicals than necessary…
I’ve already switched to a crystal deodorant about two years ago. It’s not normal either, and you have to get used to it, but I feel so much better knowing that I’m not loading my body full of toxins…
It’s all a part of the repurposing of me.
EDIT: Here is two days later – still going strong…
update: two weeks later.…here’s a morning shot. (Nov 27) Why does my son not think it’s wierd when I ask him to take a picture of me to update my blog at 8 in the morning while still in my pjs?….as captured by an 8-year-old…!