Not washing my hair!

(picture is the beautiful Vanessa Hudgens)

Here’s the thing, my hair is thick, it’s stubborn, and it’s dead all the time. There’s been a lot of talk in the beauty community about the pros and cons of NOT washing your hair. This is what I have gathered:

pro:

  • dirty hair styles better 
  • less time having to wait for it to dry once out of the shower 
  • faster hair growth
  • some cases of hair turning lighter colors without shampoo constantly tinting it 
  • better for your hair’s pH balance
  • fluffier, softer, more alive hair
  • no left over gunk in your hair 

cons:

  • obviously everyone is worried about the smell, but there are ways around that 
  • greasy looking hair if it’s on the oily side, but after your hair adjusts to its new lifestyle that shouldn’t be a problem

And so far, that’s it! I’m only beginning, about four days in, which is definitely not enough to report results. From what I understand, here’s how it’s supposed to go:

  • you wash your hair 1-2 times a week, depending on your daily activities
  • you can use dry shampoo to battle the grease and the dirty smell if you’d rather not go completely natural 
  • if going completely natural IS your goal, however, opt for a 50/50 ratio of apple cider vinegar and water in one spray bottle, and a 50/50 ratio of baking soda and water in another. alternate between both to clean your hair naturally, maintain a stable pH balance, and get rid of the extra grease and stink. (NO apparently it does NOT make your hair smell like vinegar.) 

Since I’m only just starting, I’ll be testing a few different ways to go about not washing my hair, and I’ll report back in!

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