Yup… that’s right… today marks the 3rd month I haven’t washed my hair with shampoo! I wrote back at the beginning of March about how I had gone "No Poo" at the end of January and put out a challenge to see if anyone else was up for it! (I started going "No Poo" on January 30th!) Although I didn’t get many responses (haha) I have still been going strong!
I have to confess… I HAVE used shampoo TWICE in the past 3 months BUT it was all natural "Burt’s Bee’s" shampoo that is almost 100% natural without all the dangerous stuff! (it’s what my kids use) AND I only used it to get that "edible smell" fix I needed. But as soon as I had done it I almost felt guilty!! I’m over the guilt, but really like my hair much better without ANY shampoo!!
My routine is still about the same. I wash it a couple times a week (only once if I want that "natural shiny" look…haha) and always start out using baking soda/water paste, then I rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water. One thing I have started is to use oregano oil for dandruff. I have always had issues with dandruff and had to use a dandruff shampoo every now and then. Now when I notice I need something, I squeeze 2 capsules of oregano oil onto a small plate or lid and then rub it in on my scalp. Works like a charm! I mentioned that back in my post I think… (you can read my post HERE if you wish). It was new to me back then… but has proven to really work well!
Today I tried an egg/yogurt conditioner. I just felt like I wanted a little boost and found that little tip online. I mixed up and egg with about 4 T. of yogurt. It called for plain, but all I had was vanilla. MMMM… smelled great! OK, if the mooshy egg feel grosses you out, it may not be for you… but I have always been one to not get easy scared off by stuff like that. My hair feels great!
I just had my husband take a pic of me to prove that not using shampoo for about 90 days doesn’t cause all your hair to fall out!! hehe It’s not the best pic… I just let my hair air dry (which is what I usually do) and just ran my fingers through it. I usually put it up in a big clip or something then after it’s dry its a bit more wavy.
OK… let me know if you have tried it! I just can’t imagine using shampoo ever again on a daily basis like I used to! My DH smells my hair and always just says how natural it smells. I know the "edible smell" thing is good… but really… how good can it actually be for you? I have found that to be so true. I used to pour on the smelly lotions and stuff on my kids but MAN… can that be good for them???? So now I limit any lotions with my kids and use as many natural products as possible.
So… congratulations to ME on my 3 month anniversary being SHAMPOO FREE! 🙂