Since the other day when I first told you about my issues with going “No Poo” I have learned a few things. The first thing I’ve learned is that I can go several days without shampoo and my hair still looks ok. Honestly though I’ve always known this because as any mom knows there are many days when you are lucky if you have time to take a shower! I work at home so the only place I regularly visit is day care and the Elementary school car loop. Seriously – why should I bother looking good for the car loop?
All joking aside I have learned a lot from the links that you have all shared with me and from my friend Jenny at Conscientious Confusion. She actually did all the hard work on this one for me (thanks Jenny). It seems that we both have color treated hair and we were both having the same (or at least similar) problems with excessive dryness. I’ll let you read Jenny’s post about “No poo color treated hair and hair cuts” for the full explanation. I know the real question is “Why do you color treat your hair?” but my only response is “Because I like the way it looks!” I have a small patch of grey hair on one side and my hair has progressively darkened as I got older. I don’t want to admit that I am now a brown haired gal – I have always been a blonde. Highlights gives me the best of both worlds.
No what? For me, I will continue to go a day or two between shampoos and I will continue to use apple cider vinegar in place of my conditioner. This is one that I’ve actually enjoyed – I do like the softness that the vinegar brought to my hair. I never thought that I would be able to skip my loyal conditioning step.
As for shampoos I’m going to continue to look for alternatives to my regular shampoo which scores a “5” on the Skin Deep Database. The database has a list of thousands of items and scores them based on how safe they are based on their ingredients. I’m also going to try a few of these ideas that I found on Pinterest today – maybe my friend Mona at EcoNuts Soap can make me up a shampoo bar!
Do you have an alternative to using Baking Soda for a more natural shampoo? Do you try to live an eco-friendly life and color treat your hair?
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