This post comes from my cousin and faithful reader of my blog, Tesla. She blogs at “No ‘Poo, Buckaroo!” about how she has ditched store bought shampoos and hasn’t looked back!
I’ll be the first to admit, the thought of ditching shampoo was a little scary at first. Every article and blog I’d read about it though was always positive and in most cases they never used shampoo again. When you learn about the damage being done to your head, it’s hard to ignore it. People who had tried it before raved about how much more manageable their hair was and how easy it was to style it, and since I’m prone to really bad, annoying hair I figured I didn’t have anything to lose. So why do it? Well, for me there were a few reasons.
1) Hair condition. – Shampoos contain some really harsh chemicals (like engine degreasers). As you wash your hair, the shampoo is stripping away your natural oils, which causes your scalp to work overtime to replace them. Going “No ‘Poo” levels out your natural oils and gets your hair back to good condition.
2) Cost. – Shampoo is expensive. It doesn’t seem like much, but spending $10-$15 dollars every few weeks for shampoo adds up. Think along the lines of $250 per year. That’s $250 you could be saving or using to pay bills. I use baking soda and cider vinegar to wash my hair now,which cost just about nothing.
3) Pollution. – We really don’t think about how much trash our world has scattered all about, or where our water goes after it flows down the drain. If I can prevent even a small amount of pollution, that’s all that matters.
No, it’s not easy and it takes a lot of dedication. But I’ve had some really awesome results though and I’ve always usually had bad hair issues all my life. I’m pretty excited about it. If you’re interested in trying to go “No ‘Poo”, check out my blog.
I’d love to hear from anyone else who has gone “No ‘Poo”!