Gross trend of women not washing their hair needs to STOP!
When I first heard about the "no poo" principle that's quickly become a national movement, I was originally on board. Why not? It made perfect sense: Regular shampoos are filled with harsh chemicals like sulfates and detergents that wash out our hair's natural oils, leaving it dry and prone to damage. Switching over to a non-sulfate formula seemed pretty reasonable (not to mention worth it) to me even if it meant spending a few extra bucks. But now there are tons of women claiming that they've ditched shampoo all together. Yes, no shampoo at all. And it's kind of grossing me out!
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Almost two years ago, when I first heard about "no-poo," I decided to wash my hair less. My thick curls were being shampooed and conditioned almost daily and then I wonder why all the extra frizz? Washing less and co-washing (cleansing with conditioners) made a huge difference for my hair. While washing with sulfate-free shampoo once a week on those weeks, I wanted a fresh blowout was stopping any hair loss or thinning I had previously experienced. It also made my hair a hell of a lot softer and shinier too. So I couldn't deny that the whole "no poo" principle was indeed making my hair healthier. But when did not washing your hair at all become okay? I swear people these days have made any sort of shampoo--even the sulfate-free ones--enemy number one and it's just weird!
I feel like the more I bring up the subject of how often to wash hair and with what formula, the more women I encounter that just don't want to wash their hair at all. How is this hygienic? Sure, your hair looks "silkier" and "shinier"! It's full of grease! If healthier hair means not washing it at all, I'll take slightly damaged hair over oil and odor any day of the week, thank you very much. Next thing you know they're going to start saying we shouldn't shower daily either!
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