Yes, I'm quitting shampoo. I don't know how but I'm.
My scalp is an oil refinery. It's so messed up!!!!
Shampoo is not my friend right now. I'm breaking up with shampoo...most probably forever.
Should I even begin to tell you my hair problems? Itchy, flaky, flat, tender, oily!!! My hair like gets oily on the second day. How frustrating is that!?!
And, its all because of SHAMPOO!
And, not just because of shampoo but because of Sodium lauryl sulfate and the 100 other chemicals present in them. SLS is basically detergent. Girls can you believe your washing your head, face and body with detergent??!
90% of our hair problems are exaggerated because of SLS.
I've tried every shampoo, cheap shampoo, expensive shampoo. They all do the same thing i.e, NOTHING.
If you've read my last post then you know that I've quit using face washes and resorted to a natural method. Well, it looks like I'm going down the same route with my hair.
I've had such a good experience with my 'Oil Cleansing Method' and so I decided to get rid of chemicals from my hair too.
But, there's an entire different method of going off shampoo. Instead of shampoo you'll have to use 'baking soda' and 'apple cider vinegar'. I know it looks weird to be using these products in your hair but they actually work.
You can Google 'NO POO METHOD' which basically means you train your hair to go without shampoo and after awhile your hair gets used to it and stops producing as much oil. Instead of shampoo we use safer, natural alternatives.
It's a vicious cycle. The shampoo strips our hair of all natural oils, our scalp produces more to compensate for the loss, and we wash it off again. The pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry is a trillion dollar industry. All they care about is making more money.
If you think about it how did people in the old ages wash their hair? They didn't have shampoo. IF they survived without it, I'm sure we can too. Our body can take care of itself.
If you've been reading my blog for a while you know how much I love long hair. And, now that my hair finally reaches my hips, I've realized that my scalp is so unhealthy. I take care of my hair really well. I oil it, deep condition it. I basically do everything but the problem lies with the shampoo.
And, so to prevent further damage to my hair, I've decided to stop shampoo and go natural.
When you stop shampoo, your hair goes through this transition phase and your scalp goes crazy. But, once it gets rid of all the chemicals you'll hardly need to wash your hair. Maybe just once a week. You can just rinse with water and be good to go.
How amazing does that sound?
This is incredibly hard for me to do because hello, I've a husband. I can't look like shit for a month or till however long it takes for my hair to adjust.
If you're a single girl, do it! Go and research 'NO POO Method' and quit shampoo. This is the perfect time for you.
There are hundreds of reasons to quit shampoo.
-Healthy scalp means increase in hair growth
-Softer beautiful hair
-Your hair will not produce as much oil
and many more such benefits.
I've to plan all of this. Do my research and set a goal.
Like this post if you would like an update on how everything goes and what I'm doing. :)
P.S Sorry for the little rant.