Why I Quitted Washing My Hair Without Shampoo

As I’ve told you twice in old posts (reasons and routine > click on the links below), from 6. January until 2. March 2014 I didn’t use any shampoo on my hair.

I gave up shampoo for two months. It was a very greasy period for my hair and neighter did it feel good nor did it look nice. I thought it would just be the transition period.

But my flakiness didn’t go away. As job interviews approached, I knew that I had to stop using no shampoo and try natural shampoo instead. I wouldn’t have felt comfortable in that state, even if I used dry shampoo and braided my hair.

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Washing My Hair Without Shampoo for The Second Time and A DIY Dry Shampoo

Update on my new no poo-routine:

I washed my hair in the evening (you can read here how I do it).

I did so because I thought I could get it dry(ish) and then follow up with dry shampoo (aka cornstark) that I don’t necessarily have to walk around like a greasy mess (Severus Snape greets you 😉 ).

My my hair wasn’t really dry in the morning. I had to put heat on it. And then put on some dry shampoo.

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Washing My Hair Without Shampoo for The First Time

I have had dandruff since I remember washing my hair.

The problem has increased in the last two months or so. I have switched to Lush’s “Fair trade honey shampoo” in the impression that it was a clean choice. It claims to be “preservative free” and therefor, I thought it to be wonderful. I didn’t look close, though. It contains a bunch of  really dirty ingredients: Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Sulfates) and Cocamide DEA. Those have both proven to be carcinogenes.

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I have wondered why I recently struggled with far more dandruff than before. Is it the radiators that really dry out your roots? Or is my dandruff actually a rash, the consequence of the harsh ingredients of my shampoo? Continue reading

Natural and Cheap Spot Treatment

Only use products on your skin you could also eat.

As it is my aim to use natural products, I started to use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as a spot treatment. I read a lot of good stuff about ACV. Mixed with water, it can also be used as a post-shampoo rinse to get rid of dandruff.

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The spot treatment is effective. Apple cider vinegar contains a lot of enzymes, minerals, nutrients and beneficial bacteria. Continue reading