Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No More Shampoo

I have stopped using shampoo.

This is not as drastic as it my sound. My boyfriend didn't even notice. No this isn't a crack on his powers of perception, my hair looks basically the same.

I had a brave friend march ahead of me on this, a little over a year ago she stopped washing her hair. She went through two months of grease-ball and then her hair calmed down and looked great. I myself did not want to go through two months of grease-ball, so I didn't even entertain the notion. In June she informed me she was now washing her hair with a mud mask adapted from the Terresentials hair wash. As you may notice I put a link to terresentials in an earlier post, (like 6 months ago) I had used this hair wash five years ago and loved it, only it was too expensive for the amount I felt I needed to use. After two months of remembering and then forgetting about the new hair cleansing options that had opened up for me I ran out of shampoo. My hair needed to be washed desperately, so I used an egg and some apple cider vinegar. My hair came out so lovely and clean, I immediately called my friend for the hair wash recipe.

I have read online that many people go through an adjustment period of two to three weeks after ceasing to use soap products on their hair. I went though one day. In the two weeks after I started using the hair wash I got a new job, performed in a chorus in front of a thousand people, and got dozens of complements on my hair.

My hair is lovely and longer than its ever been in my life. And I'm not spending $10 a bottle on stuff that says its organic on the label while the Environmental Working Group says is carcinogenic.


Are your body products toxic? Check http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1 a site run by EWG that I love love love.

2 comments:

vic said...

Did you get the hair wash recipe?
Please post, although if enough folks read your blog you will be able to put me and my type out of business. Oh, well, still interested, as once Nature's Gate changed the formula I am at a loss. Nothing else works as well.

xoxo

Joanna said...

Yay Beah I'm so happy that you did this! DON'T GIVE AWAY THE RECIPE WE WILL MAKE SO MUCH MONEY ON IT SOMEDAY!!