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.
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.
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.
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
My awareness for harsh ingredients all started with a lecture of the book “No more dirty looks” by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt. It was one of the most life-changing books I’ve read so far.
It was shocking to read what hazardous chemicals we let our bodies penetrate daily just by using our beloved cosmetics. Continue reading