I know, I know, it sounds gross (unless you’ve already tried it!). And I’ll admit that I haven’t gotten around to trying it myself, and don’t know if I ever will. But I’ve heard some intriguing things about “no-poo,” and one of these days maybe I’ll get bored and take the plunge.
The idea behind not using shampoo is that the chemicals in most commercial varieties are basically detergents; they dry hair out. This has created a cycle that most of us assume is normal, where your scalp has to produce lots of extra oil to keep hair from being totally desertified. So if you go for more than a couple of days without washing, it gets greasy and nasty, and you run screaming for the Pantene.
But, if you can handle a week or two of extreme grease as you go cold turkey off shampoo, you’ll be rewarded (more…)