You’ve probably heard about the popular “no poo campaign” and might be considering giving it a shot, but there are a few things you should know first. Chemical shampoos are absolutely avoided by no poo-ers, who instead use natural ingredients to cleanse their hair. Some people even take it a step further and just use water! So, what happens if you go a week, a month, or even a year without washing your hair? Here are a few things to look forward to.
Hydration of the hair
Most shampoos dry your hair – it’s what they’re designed to do! That’s why a decent conditioner, as well as hair masks to liven up your hair after all the washing, is a must for most of you ladies out there. When you stop using shampoo, your scalp will take over and do what it does best: naturally moisturise your hair. Sebum is the oil produced by your scalp to keep your hair hydrated, smooth, and lustrous. But it’s also to blame for the filthy, greasy appearance! Even, the first thing you’ll note is how hydrated your hair becomes.
Shine on your hair
So, your hair is plenty oily now, but the majority of the oil still collects on your scalp, and the ends are still a little dry. For a healthy hydrating effect, you’ll need to spread all of that oil across your hair strands. If you’re going to try the no-shampoo process, a good boar bristle brush will come in handy. It’s made of natural fibres that do all the job!
Health of the Hair
It all boils down to your hair sort. After a few weeks of no-poo, you will find a significant difference in your hair health: it will either be excellent or very poor. If you have curly hair or hair that is often dry, returning to natural oiling may be the best way to rejuvenate it. You’ll have smooth, healthy hair that doesn’t look dirty at all. Going without a shampoo if your hair gets oily quickly can lead to excessive oiliness and a greasy scalp. Try going a week without shampoo and see how you do.