The more I learn about the no shampoo movement , the more intrigued I am, which only leaves one question: If you were to go 'poo free, what happens next? It actually makes a lot of sense:
These were just some of the reasons mom-gone-viral Jacquelyn Byers went shampoo-free five years ago and hasn’t looked back. All she does now is rinse it in the shower about twice a week:
It took a few months for it to adjust to not being ‘washed,’ but now it’s great. In fact, it’s super healthy. It’s the healthiest it’s been in a long time.
If you’re feeling brave and want to take the plunge, here’s a play-by-play of how to prepare and what will happen to your hair when you go no-poo, courtesy of Michael Duenas, hairstylist and founder of Hair Room Service:
For the first few weeks, your hair’s going to feel extra greasy or oily. "When you shampoo more often, your scalp gets used to having the natural sebum cleaned off," says Duenas. "Therefore, you produce more oils to keep your scalp normalized." So for a few weeks, your scalp will produce the same amount of oils it was while you were shampooing.
Your hair’s going to be oily, and your scalp will be itchy in the beginning, but don’t let that deter you, according to Duenas: "Let your scalp normalize and you’ll see a world of difference!"
"After a few weeks, you’ll notice your hair has more luster and shine to it and will have less frizz," says Duenas. And believe it or not, it won’t feel oily, greasy or dirty anymore — all you’ll have to do is rinse your hair with water and your fingertips in scrub mode.
Another bonus: "Your hair color will last much longer without fading since you’re not using any harsh detergents to get it clean."
Four things to keep in mind:
At least, not until the adjustment period’s over — simply put, they’ll think you should be fitted for a straitjacket.
Could you imagine going to a special event mid-greasefest? Ew. Wait until after your event to stop washing your hair.
"Make sure to rinse and scrub your scalp with water every other day when you first start the detox," says Duenas.
During the adjustment period, dry shampoo will become your BFF, helping soak up the excess oil your scalp is used to producing.
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