So just over a month ago I went no poo. I was so excited to try this, looking forward to long, healthy locks and reducing my chemical footprint on the eco system and less chemical intake into my body. I thought I could do it, how hard could it be not to use shampoo and have dirty hair for longer than it was clean.
I'll tell you, hard.
I quit no poo.
I'm sorry I just had too! I so badly wanted this to work for me. I had done so much research, joined groups, bought special brushes, tea bags for rinses, raw honey, bentonite caly. But I just couldn't deal.
It was taking me so much longer to wash my hair, making sure I got my scalp clean, spraying in my ACV rinse, washing everything out super duper well. I would have one maybe 2 good hair days a week and the rest of the time I had to have my hair scraped back in a high bun hiding my hideous mane. I was also OBSESSED! I mean all I did was think about my hair. Check the facebook page continuously, experiment to no avail. It was insane.
I thought about quitting and kept thinking, 'It'll get easier, better'. So I kept on trying, till one day, I washed my hair, and I was due round a friends for dinner and when my hair dried, it looked stringy and greasy and that was the straw that broke this camels back.
I grabbed a shampoo and washed and conditioned my hair.
For the first time in weeks I felt good! Crazy how hair can impact a person so much! So after that I just gave up on no poo.
It just isn't for me. I'm still interested in using products that are better for my body, with less harmful ingredients but I know that the no poo method just isn't my cup of tea.
And its strange I don't feel like I failed, just you know tried and gave up real quick.
So I'm currently back to using regular, old shampoo and conditioner till I run out of that. Plus when your a hair care whore to start with and go from just trying so many different hair care options to using pretty much nothing its bit of a shock! Just saying!
I will review my J.R Liggetts Shampoo Bar as I feel it was/is a good option to try if you are going no poo or are just curious, so watch out for that!
Also I have been nominated for the Liebster Award thanks to MARY FROM WNDRLNDS (she has an AMAZING blog) so keep you eyes open for that post too!
See ya around!