Monday, February 22, 2016

I Haven't Used Shampoo in Two Years

*Disclaimer:  Just so you know, the point of this post is not to claim that I have naturally amazing hair.  Because I don't.  It's fine.  And curly.  And frizzy.   I'm no model.  You're not going to look at pictures and wish you looked like me.  That being made clear.....

I haven't used shampoo in over two years.  I've been looking back through past posts to try to remember why I stopped to begin with (it was in the madness after having baby #2, so things back then are kind of a blur), and I honestly can't remember.

I wanted to spend less on hair products (I had a cabinet full of every, single product you could ever want to own for curly hair and none of it, NONE OF IT worked the way I wanted it to).

I wanted to stop washing my hair so often, but when I was using regular shampoo, I'd skip a day and end up looking like Woodstock and a hydraulic press had a baby.

I wanted to be more natural.  Oh, not because I'm all hippy and self-importantly environmentally concerned (don't get me wrong, I care about the environment, but I'm not going to picket about global warming as related to shampoo usage.  I don't even know if that's a thing.  But if it is, I totally wouldn't do it), but because I feel like my life is full of chemicals and that can't be healthy.

Mostly,  I just wanted to see if it would work.

And guess what?

It did.

I did fall off the wagon for about six months, using a off-the-shelf cleansing system (paraben, silicone, and sulfate free, so it's not a shampoo) for a while and while it was ok, my scalp felt....gritty....or something like that, so I switched back.

Since I've been without the harsh cleansing chemicals, I know for a fact that my hair is less greasy.  It's also more curly.  And has more volume.  And that makes me a real Texas lady (BIG HAIR DON'T CARE).

So, anyway....

Here is the original post from two years ago that includes my "recipes" and also the links to several other blogs I read before I started on my journey.  And here are updates and updates and updates and updates.

And yes, lucky you, some hair selfies.

Mostly I put this one below in because I think it's hilarious.  
I may or may not look like an overeager squirrel. 

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