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A little TMI: I haven't 'pooed in 6 days

27 May 2013

Shampoo that is! Hi I'm Sarah and I haven't shampooed my hair in 6 days. I know it sounds absolutely disgusting and I am right there with you. Please hang in there with me for a moment. I'm in the midst of a challenging experiment of not using traditional shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair. I am a huge fan of challenges, saving money and incorporating a natural approach to living simply. After doing my research and finding out how to go no-poo, I decided to accept the challenge!

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You might be wondering what the benefits of going no 'poo are. Well....

1. It is good for you! Shampoo contains a variety chemicals such as the surfactant or soap, a foaming agent and perfume. These ingredients can be harsh to our scalp and they definitely strip our hair of natural oils which in turn makes your hair follicles produce more oils (i.e. the greasy look) and the vicious cycle of overproduction continues. Our natural oils reinforce our follicles, tames strays and makes our hair healthier!

2. It is good for the environment. Less chemicals are added to the world. Can't be a bad thing! 

3. It is good for the budget. Shampoo and conditioner of the quality variety from health food stores which contain more natural ingredients can get expensive! In the no-poo method, baking soda and apple cider vinegar replace shampoo and conditioner. So for about $3-5 you can get a whopping container of each. Talk about a bargain! I was astonished and possibly naive to think that "lather, rinse and repeat" actually doesn't benefit us but makes us go through shampoo faster. Great ploy marketing companies!  

Would you ever consider going shampoo-free? Stay tuned for my updates on my poo-free journey! 

All of the opinions share are my own. I am not a specialist or professional. 



10 comments:

  1. I've been interested to hear more about this!!! I can't wait for you to update! :)

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    1. Thanks Amberly! I'll be updating over the next week so check back soon!

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  2. Hahaha, you're title totally had me! I was like, "Oh no, Sarah..." LOL! #dirtyhairdontcare!

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  3. Awesome! We need pictures. Does your hair feel healthier? I'm a big fan of Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps. They are organic and multi-functional.

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  4. found you thru grace for gayle. I've never tried the no shampoo deal. I can go a day without shampooing and I have oily hair. I'd hate to know what it looked like after 6 days. I'm sure I'd be able to fry an egg on my head if that.

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    1. Hi! The transition phase isn't the prettiest...honestly. But, the goal is totally worth it! Washing with baking soda and apple cider vinegar improved my hair as compared to just water alone.

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  5. Yes and I'm dying to see how this bad boy turns out! I can get a good 2-3 days out of mine, 4 if its getting close to the weekend. I use dry shampoo and that stretches my grease mess a bit further :)

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  6. I'm trying to not wash my hair every day too! But definitely not 6 days... I would die, ha! I'm having a hard time just skipping every other day, ha!

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