Monday, May 11, 2009

30 Days Without Shampoo - Week 3

Just wanted to check in and let ya'll know I am still happy with my no 'poo experiment. My hair is most definitely less frizzy and I find I can go longer until my hair reaches the ball cap stage.

It used to be that my washed and styled hair would last about 2 days and by the third day I had to wear a ball cap if I didn't want to wash it again. I only did the baking soda rinse one time last week and the ACV rinse twice and I ended not having to resort to wearing a hat at all.

My hair is definitely into the more greasy than usual phase, but yet, it isn't yet gross. I found that when I did the baking soda rinse this week, I had to rinse and repeat. It may be that I didn't use enough baking soda for the initial rinse, so I repeated it and got that squeaky clean feeling again.

I have reached the conclusion that my hair may never be completely frizz free. I live in Florida ya'll. It is humid here, like walking around in a swimming pool some days. Of course, if I used the ACV vinegar rinse on a daily or bi-daily basis, I might have a better chance of combatting the puffiness my hair is prone too. But, I just don't feel like fixing my hair and going through the whole mousse routine that often. KWIM?

I know ya'll are dieing for more pictures, but I still don't have access to a decent camera when I need to take the picture. The good news is, I ordered my Nikon D40 this morning and should have it in time to post a picture for the end of my 30 day no shampoo experiment.

Has anyone else been inspired to try this?  How is it working for you so far?

6 comments:

  1. My wife and I are still doing great with baking soda. My wife loves it and her hair is looking great. I just got mine cut and it feels good [smile]. We use baking soda for body wash now too, and use a little lemon juice after rinsing out the baking soda in our hair sometimes.

    ~Luke

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  2. so you're only going for 30 days? what if you just love it...will you stick with it or are you going back to the processed stuff...gee semantics really can be connotative :)

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  3. @Babs - I only made an initial commitment to try this for 30 days, but since I've had such success, I will be keeping with the BS/ACV routine. But like I said earlier, I don't think anything can replace the mousse. And my hair just won't survive without something! Though I am open to suggestions.

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  4. Hey-Hey-Hey, you got the D-SLR! That's great.

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  5. Hi! I've been going without shampoo and conditioner since... February or March. My hairdresser didn't mention anything one way or the other which I took as a good sign. I've found that my hair will last longer before looking greasy (I used to last only 2-3 days).

    One thing I do for my naturally wavy hair is use 100% aloe vera instead of mousse. Try it and let me know what you think!!!

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