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?
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).
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.