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Fresh roots

Urgh.

Snerf.

Gwaaah.

Puh. puh. puh.

These are the sounds I'm making when I'm not talking like a gal who's been drinkin' too much whisky in a saloon with swinging half-doors. This nasty-ass cold is at that "I think I'm gonna sneeze...no...no...no...damn!" stage where then you sneeze later when you're not ready to sneeze anymore. And I can't taste anything, so I have no appetite.

Apart from that, life is fine. The sun's shining, I"ve got stuff to do at work, my house is pretty tidy, and I've quit using shampoo.



There are a number of reasons to make the "No 'Poo" choice: health concerns about standard toiletry ingredients sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate; frugality issues, a desire to experience naturally-clean rather than stripped-and-replenished hair.

There's a pretty good article about the No 'Poo choice, including the low-cost, low-impact alternative, here.

Me, I'm doing it because it just seems to be in line with everything else I've been doing, moving away from corporate-controlled consumerism, saving money, eliminating packaging, simplifying my personal routine, not going into those regular stores anymore...

I'm on my fourth shampooless day, and I can attest that my hair looks shiny, smells fresh, and feels pretty bouncy and manageable.

*checks one more thing off the cluttered-life list.*

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forodwaith
Jun. 20th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I went low-poo about a year ago for aesthetic reasons & have been very happy with the results (my wavy/cowlicky hair is much more manageable with actual ringlets). I'll have to try the baking soda/vinegar rinse.
emeraldsedai
Jun. 20th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
When you say "low-poo" do you mean less frequent hair-washing or the use of only small amounts of shampoo, or what? I'm curious about the different variations people have come up with.

The soda/vinegar certainly gets my hair clean and fresh, and seems to bring out natural color.

Now for a substitute for blow-drying...
forodwaith
Jun. 22nd, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
Both -- I wash about twice a week and I use a small amount only on the roots, so a bottle of shampoo lasts me six months now. But I do like the idea of going completely without it.

I never blow-dry my hair anyways, so that's not an issue, but I don't think I could ever give up my favourite styling cream.
emeraldsedai
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Thanks for comparing notes! This idea seems to be taking hold in a lot of places.

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