Thursday, April 30, 2009

30 Days Without Shampoo - Week 2

If you have been paying attention, you know that I gave up traditional shampoo and conditioner 2 weeks ago. I went no 'poo, and so far I have no regrets.

Day 8 - I didn't do anything with my hair except pull the front back with some clips.

Day 9 - Same as day 8.

Day 10 - Had planned to rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar (ACV), but woke up too late. Just pulled the front back with more clips.

Day 11 - Um, woke up late again. I guess it will be more clips to keep my hair off my face. It doesn't feel bad at all, but the frizz is creeping in a little bit. Really wish I had rinsed it yesterday.

Day 12 - I think sleep is more important than hair and don't take the time to do anything to it.

Day 13 - My hair is starting to feel a little slimy from not getting any water or anything for almost an entire week. I have definitely been showering, but didn't want to waste time with my hair while my VIP is in town.

Day 15 (April 30) - I finally had time to properly rinse my hair with the BS and ACV. And it might still feel a little greasy. I'll know better after it dries. I do think I've had a bit more volume though and know that the greasiness is temporary.

My mom did question my decision to switch though. She told our mutual hair dresser what I was doing and said hair dresser wasn't too happy about it. She feels for certain that I will strip all of the color out of my highlights. So far, after 3 BS washes, I don't think that has happened. I'm using less than a tablespoon total and it is highly diluted because I am wetting my hair prior to applying the BS rinse. From what I read online my hair dresser is right to be concerned, but one of the reasons I am diluting it extra is to avoid this exact problem.

No picture tonight... Bruce has the camera.

6 comments:

  1. Keep me posted on the hair...your curls looked really great in the last picture!

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  2. Hey! Found your blog, like all the pictures! Also, I added it to my bookmarks! Good to talk to you tonight, see you Sunday!

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  3. I'd love to try the no shampoo method but my hair is super straight, super fine and gets super greasy by just the next day! I can't imagine being able to go more than a day w/o shampoo b/c when I do it is so nasty! And there isn't much I can do with it other than hide it under a hat and I'm not a hat person :)

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  4. I've been curious about this very experiment--keep me posted on it, and get some pictures!

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  5. Erin - What is the link to your blog???

    Edi - You could use the BS more often than I do. And maybe after a couple of days/weeks your hair would even out and greasiness wouldn't be an issue?

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  6. You're brave! I was just reading about this on another blog. Any issues with the smell?

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