I was really reluctant to ‘go there’ today with a no ‘poo post, but I do want to talk about it, so here I am.
Several months ago I toyed around with the no ‘poo buzz.
I updated my journey when I started this blog explaining the benefits of ditching commercial shampoo. After doing it for a while, I had to adjust to the transition because my hair would take a life of it’s on every, single day. Between the smell of hair – yep, it doesn’t stink, but hair smells like hair – and my fight with heated tools, I gave in and started washing my hair every day.
Although I felt it necessary to clean my hair everyday, I have continued using all natural shampoo and conditioner (store bought). In my dreams I would be using the baking soda and ACV rinse but I’m not there yet.
So, I’ve been doing that in the meantime until this past weekend.
It’s been 4 days since I have washed my hair, at all. Not even water, people! (I feel like I have to add here that I have bathed my body with soap).
It wasn’t intentional. I was swimming, playing with my daughter, lounging around, designing on my etsy shop, and shooting guns at the hunting club to bond with my Boo.
I figured that since I was so free-spirited that I wouldn’t worry with my hair.
Lo and behold:
It is not oily. It is not dry. It is not nasty.
I’m thinking that it has finally transitioned over time by using all natural shampoo and conditioner.
So, this post isn’t a how-to guide, it’s to inspire!
If my crazy hair can eventually transition, anyone’s can. Everyone’s hair is different and there are so many ways to no/lo poo. It’s about sticking with it, not stressing, and focusing on something else in the meantime.
As of now, I’m just gonna rock along until I have to wash it. It also helps I have a new self-imposed work uniform hair style. Until then:
No poo it is…again!