Confession: I haven’t washed my hair in a month.
Fair warning: Now I’m going to blog about it.
I’ve tried this before without success. For a while I was on a strict three-days-between-washes schedule, and there was that one week where I only used water (that was a good week to work from home, eugh) but I always had the same issue — my hair would be overly dry and frizzy on the wash day, feel OK on the second, and gross by the third.
Rinse and repeat, if you’ll pardon the pun.
But this time it’s going to stick, and that’s because I’ve cut out all traditional hair products. I’m not going full-on no ‘poo, but I’ve stopped using anything with ingredients I can’t pronounce.
After the first week of “detox”, I started to notice two major improvements: My scalp no longer feels itchy (psoriasis is a bitch) and I don’t get that greasy, thick, “Ugh, my hair hasn’t been washed in two days” feeling in between washes.
Instead, it feels…soft. Really soft, all the time. I can’t stop running my fingers through it, and my husband is tired of hearing, “Oh my god, my hair is so soft right now — no, really, feel it! Feel it!”
And here’s why:
- J. R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bar
- Bass bamboo bristle brush
- Apple cider vinegar rinse
- Coconut oil hair mask
I use the shampoo bar once every 2-3 days, and rinse with a diluted ACV solution, and brush as usual. I apply the coconut oil every couple weeks, or when it starts to feel dry. And…that’s it. It’s almost too simple, when you consider how many different hair products I’ve tried over the years.
It’s not perfect; it still gets frizzy, and the texture remains a strange hybrid of curly/wavy/flippy that defies all logic and drives me crazy, but I can’t see myself going back to regular shampoo after this level of hair euphoria.
No, really, it’s that awesome. So soft! Feel it! No, really, you should feel it! Hey, where are you going…?