I have a confession to make =) I have not used shampoo since July 6th.
Why would I do a crazy thing like that?
A couple of reasons.
- One, it saves money
- Two, it is healthier for my hair
Just like the bar of “soap” you buy at the store, shampoo strips your hair of it’s natural oils. Actually, most of the bars you purchase are not really soap at all, but detergent in bar form. They are full of chemicals and additives that dry your skin. Shampoo does the same thing. Even some organic shampoos, which are very expensive. It may not save a whole lot for one person to give up shampoo, but what about a family of 7?
I read about not using shampoo quite a while ago. It’s often called the “No poo method”. I even attempted it, but there is a breakthrough period and I gave up too soon. This time around I determined that I would wear hats or whatever I needed to get through it and I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already!
Here is a picture my daughter just took for me. It’s breezy outside, so my hair is blowing, but you can see how healthy it looks.
The first time I also tried to “wash” my hair with baking soda and it was gritty and I didn’t like it. This time I have only scrubbed my scalp with my fingernails and then twice I have rinsed with apple cider vinegar (ACV). I think I’m going to make it! =)
I like finding little ways to save money and be more natural. I now only use my homemade soap, homemade deoderant and it looks like I won’t be using shampoo any more either. Next is toothpaste. =)