Wondering what in the world the 'No-Poo' Challenge is? It's a movement that is currently taking place where people actually stop using shampoo. Ok, gross. But is it really? I've read tons of blogs and watched a handful of videos about people who have completely stopped using shampoo. I'm no researcher but here are a few things that I've read:
- using shampoo strips your hair of the natural oils that it needs to be healthy
- using conditioner puts those oils back into your hair
- since the oils from the conditioner are manufactured.. your hair doesn't register that the oils are there so it then produces oil on top of the oil that you already have from the conditioner
- if you stop using shampoo/conditioner, your hair will begin to 'recalibrate' itself and learn to not over produce oil that your shampoo was once taking away
I'm not sure when this movement started to take off or who had the original idea but I read about it on this blog. I also watched a few videos, there is one below that explains the process and shows your how absolutely gorgeous 'no-poo' hair can be!
The process can take a long time, up to a month, but it is obviously worth it in the end. Here are a few things that you can benefit from while doing the 'no-poo' challenge:
- no more spending $8 a bottle on shampoo.. and $8 more on conditioner, and that's for the cheap stuff!
- letting your hair do what it's meant to do instead of trying to control it
- seeing how the body works and how amazing and wonderfully made we are!
- being the 'oddball' of your friends
- trying something new, and hopefully succeeding
- learning patience and determination, the 'no-poo' challenge isn't easy!
I will be starting my 'no-poo' challenge soon, no particular day set yet. I'll be using this blog to update with pictures and info about how this challenge is going! Feel free to join me in the challenge and let me know how it's going for you! If you're wondering why I wanted to do this challenge.. here is why:
I shaved my head for a dear friend of mine about 4 years ago. Ever since then I have had a strange paranoia about damaging my hair. Not many people can say that their hair is brand spankin' new! I've only had this hair for 4 years and I want to keep is as healthy as possible. Since I shaved my head, I started using less hair products and less styling tools, I just let my hair do it's own thing.. and it actually looks really good! Things I currently do not own: a hair brush, curling iron, or hair styling products. I do own a straightener that gets minimal use.
Feel free to leave any questions/concerns you have below!