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It has been exactly 50 days since I last washed my hair (with shampoo)! It has been a very interesting journey so far and I’ve had my good and bad days. The whole thing is a learning process and you have to find what works for your hair type and what definitely doesn’t!
Today I’d say is a bad day. I washed my hair last night with bicarbonate of soda and conditioned it with cider vinegar and this is what it looked like this morning…
To me, my hair looks greasy but still frizzy and just generally looks grim. I have decided that there could be three possible reasons for this…
1) I feel ill and think I have an infection of some kind as I have lost my voice so perhaps this is having an effect on my hair?
2) I didn’t use the right amount of bicarbonate of soda when I washed it. I was running low so perhaps I didn’t use enough?
3) I haven’t eaten very healthy food this week. I read somewhere that what you eat has a big effect on your hair. Too much greasy food this week I think!
I feel I have kind of lost my way with this process and I’m currently not seeing a huge improvement or any particular benefits to it. Don’t get me wrong I won’t be going back to using shampoo, I just don’t know if I’m doing the whole ‘no poo’ thing right!
I’m currently washing my hair once a week with either my egg wash or bicarbonate of soda and I’m definitely preferring the egg wash (it feels softer afterwards). I have about three days where I can wear my hair down and then I have to tie it up for the remaining days because it looks oily. It’s hard to brush the oils through my hair because it’s curly and the minute you put a brush near it, it puffs up into a mass of frizziness!
It’s hard to brush the oils through my hair because it’s curly and the minute you put a brush near it, it puffs up into a mass of frizziness!
I’m not using any products at all at on it at the moment and I desperately want to dye it because the roots are looking hideous but I don’t want to undo all of the hard work of not putting gunk on it! There must be an alternative, natural, solution for dying hair out there?
Update: Read my Switching to Natural Hair Dye post
However, I shall persevere with my ‘no poo’ adventure and hopefully I will see an improvement soon.
I’d love to hear from anyone else that has undergone this process and if anyone has any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong.