Its true, I haven't washed my hair since January. I have rinsed it in water a few times, but I haven't used any soap or shampoo, or even the "no poo" baking soda and apple cider vinegar mixtures that I've read about. The idea came following a post I did back in December about eliminating cosmetics from my life. One reader commented that she didn't wash her hair and it made me wonder if that could work for me (unfortunately I lost that comment when I changed commenting systems, so I don't remember who it was, feel free to comment again!). Finally I decided to give it a try in early January and I haven't regretted it.
I have had long hair for a few years, but I have also tried very short hair in the past, I found that I had to use too many "products" and wash my hair too frequently when it was short, so now I prefer it long, at least shoulder length. As I've written before, I now use no products in my hair and never dye my hair, so there's no reason to wash it really. And if it is actually dirty, then a rinse seems to be sufficient.
Since I stopped washing my hair, I just give it a good brush twice a day and occasionally put some jojoba oil on the tips if I think they are dry. I usually wear my hair tied back for work or tied right out of the way on the farm, but it still looks nice down if I want to wear it that way. I have found that I get a little dandruff, but then I just rinse my hair in water and it goes away for a few weeks. If my hair had gone totally greasy and disgusting, I would have washed it by now, but honestly, I've seen no need to do so.
Have you tried not washing your hair?
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