Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3 Weeks, No 'Poo

Well, here we are... the end of the third week with no shampoo. Zip. Nada. Just baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Gotta tell ya... I'm not a fan. Unlike the day I chose to switch to the oil cleansing method for my face, the day I shampooed my hair for the last time was a sad day. It's been downhill since then, despite the encouragement that came from the original blog that started it all. My hair never smelled dirty, nor did it ever retain the apple cider vinegar scent that so predominantly filled the air whilst showering. However, after the first 'wash,' it never felt the same.

After that first 'wash' with the baking soda and apple cider vinegar solutions, it felt greasy. I guess that could be interpreted to be body, but for me, it was greasy. It never got better... BUT when I let my hair be curly, it was just fine. It seemed like my natural oils were acting as product, and keeping them defined, yet not sticky or weighed down. Honestly, if I were a gal that wore her hair curly every day, I may stick with it. However, I am not, and I would never wear my hair down and straight with this texture. You know what it reminds me of? The way your hair feels after having an up-'do all day... like when you're a bridesmaid, and you get your hair done up all fancy in the morning, and by midnight, after all 108 bobby pins are out and it's just hanging in a mass that still slightly resembles the up-'do shape... that's how my hair feels all the time now. Bleh.

So my official verdict is: not for me. In fact, after finishing this blog, I'm hopping in the shower with a big bottle of cleansing shampoo, and I may just lather, rinse, and repeat..... and I'm especially looking forward to smelling like a sea breeze.

Oh, and here ya go:

Before- shampoo + air dry

After- baking soda, apple cider vinegar + air dry

Well, that was fun, anyway... OK, Suave is calling my name..............


  1. I've thought about trying this, too, but I just haven't been able to convince myself that I don't realy want my hair to smell good. I'm totally attached to the beautiful scent of shampoo'd hair.