Two days ago will have been the last time I shampoo'd my hair. That is if all goes well with this experiment. There's a no-poo train coming and I'm jumping aboard.
No I'm not trying to grow dreads or become a hippie. Shampoo is bad bad bad for your hair. The sulfates in it strip your hair of natural, healthy oils. Then comes the conditioner with harsh, fake ingredients such as dimethicone. Those ingredients that end in "cone" are there to replace the moisture stripped from your hair because of the shampoo BUT cones don't absorb. They coat your hair strands basically suffocating your hair. Your poor strands are dying of thirst so your body sends signals to your oil glands in your head to produce more oil. The only way to remove the "cones" from you hair is to shampoo. See the vicious cycle? So a lot of people think they can't possibly go more than a day without shampooing because of the oil in their hair. It's BECAUSE of the shampoo that your hair is so oily. The less you shampoo, the less oil your glands will produce and eventually your body will regulate the amount of oil used to moisturize your hair.
Sooo what's a girl to do when they've got nasty, sweaty hair? Co-wash! Co is short for conditioner. There are a lot of cheap, cone-free conditioners you can use to "shampoo" your hair and then follow up with a heavier, cone free conditioner to condition. Simple as that.
Once a week to "reset" your hair you can wash with baking soda and vinegar. Yummy right? 1 tbsp baking soda in one cup of water to scrub your scalp and then follow up with same amounts of vinegar and water to rinse.
This process will wonders for someone like me who has naturally wavy/curly hair. Going 3-4 days without shampooing is already the norm for my hair so I doubt this will be much of a change. I'm hoping that it will revitalize my curls!