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 cyder vinegar and this is what it looked like this morning...
|Please excuse the serious lack of make up and ghostly pale skin, I feel rather rough today!|
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 a some kind of infection 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!
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??
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 under gone this process and if anyone has any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong.
Check out my other posts on my 'no poo' adventure...