Monday, May 25, 2009

Day 4: 'No-Poo' no more.

Last night, as I brushed my teeth, flossed, and removed my make-up, I noticed my hair wasn't looking too shabby yet and figured I could go another day without washing my hair. This no-poo thing was going to work out for me. I had somehow managed to escape the greasy dreadlocks other people whined about. My hair was just going to skip the "poo" stage and look marvelous straight out the gate.

Then, I woke up with a burning scalp.

What ... the ...

I'm not sure what changed during the eight hours which passed while I slept. My head itched so badly this morning, I thought I might have lice or leprosy. Flakes covered my head. I HAD to wash my hair. Had to.

So, I did. I guess this means I lost.

(Oh, and ... it felt SOOO good!!)

BUT. I did learn something from all of this. And that is, I can go more than a day without washing my hair. I can go three days! How liberating. I'm sure to save a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner this way. Plus, it's got to help the environment at least a little bit, right? Not putting as many chemicals down the drain, using less water, not buying as much plastic ... all good things.

So, it looks like I will be starting over again. I'll see if I can make it four days this time.

Thanks for joining me on my "no-poo" journey. And to all those who are thinking about doing it ... do it! You've got nothing to lose, really. It's fun to try (until your scalp starts burning). Go on ... say "no" to the 'poo!


  1. You should check out the Curly Girl method of no poo. You wash your hair with conditioner, condition normally. I used to have to shampoo daily. My head would itch like crazy the next day if I didn't. And now I have gone 5 weeks without shampoo. And I don't miss it. Well, maybe the lather!

  2. You crack me up!! haha! I'm using shampoo tomorrow, but haven't used it in atleast 3 weeks... wonder how long I'll go this time!

  3. I've heard of this no-poo thing for a while now, but haven't read enough on it to know how it's supposed to work. Assuming after a certain point it stops being greasy? But what does it look like? Normal hair? I don't need more things to add to the "weird" look I've already got going on, what with the cloth diapers, the constantly attached baby, and the kids who dress themselves (and have the oddest idea of fashion).


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