I know you are all waiting with baited breath to see how my "noo-poo" experiment has been going.
I can proudly say I went two weeks without an ounce of shampoo touching my hair. I didn't grow dreads, I didn't become a grease ball and I certainly didn't smell. And trust me, that was huge because this is coming from a person who loves to exercise and sweat....a LOT. The only reason shampoo eventually touched my hair was because I had a hair cut a few days ago. But I'm back in the game!
What I did notice was my hair becoming a lot softer all on its own. No "cones" to produce that effect, just good natural shine and softness.
Anyway don't worry I won't continue to talk about this hippy-ish escapade for every post. Next few posts should be filled with more Divaisms and/or pics of just pure cuteness.
I didn't really think people were going to take me seriously on this or even want to try it themselves so that's why I didn't write down a lot of specifics. At any rate here they are:
-Shampoo=bad, Conditioners containing ingredients such as amodimethicone, dimethicone, silcone=bad.
-Buy some non-"cone" conditioner. Suave Naturals is cheap and cone- free. Burt's Bees is also great. Aveda is another one that makes natural products.
-Use that conditioner in place of shampoo. "Co-wash" as often as you would shampoo.
-Arm yourself with some Arm&Hammer Baking soda (har har har). Once a week I scrubbed my scalp with a tsp of baking soda in one cup of water along with a tsp of honey. It felt SO good on my scalp. Make sure you follow up with some cone-free conditioner.
If you're really truly interested in all of this, google "No-Poo" and a plethora of information will come up.