When I first stopped shampooing my hair, people would ask me all sorts of questions. They wanted to know why I had decided, how it was working for me, and if I thought they should try it too. I will answer all of those questions in this blog post and more. But, first, I will share with you the real reason why I decided to stop shampooing my hair and what the experience has been like for me.
What is no poo?
This powerful natural cleansing and conditioning treatment combines the best of both worlds. Using a mild shampoo, you will get all the benefits of traditional shampoos without using harsh chemicals or preservatives. And once you start using this product, your hair will be healthier than ever before.
Is no shampoo better for your hair?
Some people are concerned that they will get dandruff or other scalp problems by not using shampoo. The truth is that no-shampooing does not cause these hair issues. If you find yourself getting itchy, red, and flaky skin when you start to use no-poo products, then chances are something else is going on with your scalp, and you should consult a dermatologist.
1. I stopped shampooing my hair because I wanted to find a more sustainable way to care for my hair.
Shampooing our hair is not exactly the most environmentally-friendly thing we can do. It requires water, energy, and harsh chemicals to produce the lather we are all so used to. However, I reduced my environmental impact by stopping shampooing, and I didn’t have to give up anything in terms of hair care.
My hair looks better than it ever has before. It is more voluminous and healthy-looking than ever before. I haven’t had a single issue with scalp dryness or dandruff since I stopped using shampoo.
2. I wanted to see if it would make a difference in hair health.
As it turns out, not shampooing your hair can be good for your scalp and hair. When you stop using shampoo, your scalp can produce natural oils, which help keep your scalp healthy. Also, your hair can grow in its natural state without shampoo, which means no more split ends or frizzed-out strands.
I think it’s worth noting that I have naturally curly hair, so my experience with not shampooing may be different from someone who has straight hair. I also used to use a ton of hair products on my curly hair, so I think that may have made a difference in terms of the healthiness and volume of my hair.
3. I wanted to see if it would make my hair softer and more manageable.
I have always had a problem with frizzy, voluminous hair that was hard to deal with every morning. HOWEVER, when I started not shampooing my hair, I noticed that it became much softer and easier to work in the mornings. My hair is much less frizzy and more voluminous than it was before. I have also noticed that my scalp produces fewer flakes since stopping shampoo.
The most significant benefit of not shampooing your hair has been how soft it feels in the mornings when I wake up and how easy it is to work with during the day.
4. I wanted to see if it would save me time in the morning.
One of the main reasons I decided to stop shampooing my hair was because I thought it would save me time in the morning. And you know what? It did. It used to take me about 20 minutes to get ready in the morning, but now it only takes me about 15.
I have also noticed that my hair is less frizzy during the day, which saves me time to re-do my hair in front of a mirror every few hours when it would usually get messy from being out and about all day long.
5. I wanted to see if it would help me save money.
When you think about all of the products that go into shampooing your hair every day, you can easily spend at least $100 a month on them. (That’s just for one person.) By not using any kind of shampoo or conditioner whatsoever, I’ve been able to cut that cost down drastically.
And it’s not just shampoo and conditioner that I’m saving money on either. Since I don’t have to buy new clothes every week to keep up with my ever-changing hair color, I can spend more time working out without worrying about what top will match which pair of pants best.
6. I wanted to see if it would help me make my hair less greasy.
As you may know, shampooing your hair can lead to an overproduction of oil on the scalp. By not using any shampoo or conditioner whatsoever, I’ve been able to cut that cost down drastically. Plus, now I don’t have to deal with those annoying tiny flakes that seem to come out of nowhere every time I wash my hair.
I’ve also noticed an overall difference in the way people react when they meet me. People are much more receptive and open-minded, which has allowed me to have better conversations and develop new friendships over time.
7. I wanted to see if it would help me reduce my environmental impact.
The average person washes their hair around 150 times a year, which means that they are using shampoo and conditioner (not to mention all of the other products that go into haircare) at least once a day. Multiply that by the number of people in the world, and you’re looking at a LOT of waste going into our landfills and water systems every day.
When I stopped shampooing my hair, I did my part to reduce my environmental impact by not contributing to that waste. And it’s not just shampoo and conditioner that I’m saving money on either. Since I don’t have to buy new clothes every week to keep up with my ever-changing hair color, I can spend more time working out without worrying about what top will match which pair of pants best.
So there you have it. These are the main reasons why I stopped shampooing my hair. I hope this article helped give you a better understanding of what the experience is like and whether or not it’s something that you might be interested in trying out for yourself. Thanks for reading! 🙂