Warning to all those who still dislike me. I don't make my threads for you, I make them for me. Don't care, don't post.
Anyways, I do wash my hair, just not in the conventional sense with regular store bought shampoo and conditioner.
My method is much healthier for you hair. And tons cheaper.
The thing about store bought shampoo is if you check the ingredients there's about a 99.9% chance you'll see the ingredients Sodium Laureth Sulfate
. This little devil is evil. Pure evil. It strips your hair of all it's natural oils that keep your hair healthy and looking decent. This is the shit that causes frizziness and split ends and ew. Just ew. Apparnelty most soap also contains this evil ingredient which strips the natural oils off your skin leaving it dry and gross, which for someone with Keratosis Pilaris
, is not a good thing. I believe my shampoo alternative can also work as a good soap alternative.
So to compensate for the torture we place upon our lovely hair we use conditioner. And if you have long curly hair like me the ratio for shampoo bottles used to conditioner bottles used is 1:4. And the thing is even this is terrible for your hair. Especially
if you have curly hair (again, like me). Becuase most conditioners contain silicone. Basically, it coats your hair in this lovely residue which feigns softness but is really just gross.
So what did I do to fix this problem?
Well there's something called the "no-poo method." Kind of has an awkward name.
Anyways, you replace your shampoo with a mixture of 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 cup water. Put it in a little squirt bottle, like a mustard bottle or the bottles you get when you buy hair dye. And you apply it to your scalp. Only your scalp
. And massage. It feels slippery and weird and unlike shampoo it doesn't foam up. Just wash a bit and rinse out.
Then, as a replacement for conditioner you make a mixture of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 cup water. You put it in a spray bottle. And after you rinse your "shampoo" you spray the vinegar mixture in your hair. Leave it for like a minute. And then rinse. If you rinse sufficiently you won't smell like vinegar, trust me.
If you look this up you'll likely come across something saying this is bad for your hair because "omg baking soda isn't pH balanced!" To this i say, you're an idiot. You're diluting the fucking baking soda to the point where it should be pH balanced. But even still 1tbsp baking soda to 1 cup water doesn't work for everyone. You might need 2 tbsp, or half a tbsp. You might even just need a teaspoon. It's all up to you to find what works. If you're using a baking soda paste, you're an idiot and you're doing it wrong, and that will
ruin your hair.
And then there are the idiots that are like "Omg i did it for a week and my hair was gross!" You're an idiot and you did it wrong. See, with this method there's a transition period. You've been washing your hair with harsh chemicals for so many years and this is why your hair gets super greasy. It's trying to compensate for the fact that you have been torturing it and stripping it of it's natural loveliness. When you switch it's gonna take a couple of fucking weeks for your hair to say "Ohhh, we're not being tortured anymore! ok guys calm down."
Another thing. This isn't meant to be done everyday like you have to with regular shampoo. This is meant to be done like once a week. Obiously if you lead a very active lifestyle where you sweat a lot and get gross you could do it more often, but I would assume you'd want to dilute the baking soda more.
And yes, it does actually clean your hair. I did it, and it left my hair just as clean as shampoo would except without all the stripped natural oils.