Tuesday, September 8, 2009
After reading several blog posts on the benefits of the no-poo method I am going to try not to shampoo my hair for two weeks. I will also explore the inexpensive conditioning treatment called PUTTING VINEGAR ON YOUR HEAD.
You may remember that I tried this back in September 2007. I didn't stick with it, so this is my second attempt. I am older. More patient. Impervious to ridicule.
You are probably as creeped out by this as my husband, but tap into your inner-hippie for a moment. Besides the fact that ACV has great health benefits, most shampoos containe sulfates, chemicals that seep into your skin and strip the hair of its natural oils. After washing, you dry your hair out so much you have to condition it. But to remove the heavy silicones in the conditioner you have to use the harsh shampoo again. Vicious cycle. Then the government sends signals to your brain.
So I'm doing it to save money, to be eco-friendly, to stretch my (all natural but expensive) hair care products, and because I like to do weird things like this anyway. Remember when I spent an entire evening evaluating yogurts?
So does it work? Photos from the first attempt:
Just out of the shower. Love that shine!
Half-way dry. Getting a good shape and good curl definition.
Completely dry. Frizzier than I like it, but miraculously not a rats nest as I predicted. I added a few drops of Olive Oil for shine and control.
1. massage scalp vigorously to loosen dirt. Rinse thoroughly with water.
2. mix 1T Apple Cider Vinegar with 12oz Water. Apply to ends and work through hair. Let it set for a couple minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Curly-haired readers, learn more about taking care of your tresses. Here's another gal's trial with the no-poo method.
(The title of this post comes from comedian Joe Romby, Jr.'s reaction to my experiment.)