Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poo Guilt

So October was to be my 6th month without shampoo. I love not using shampoo. For 6 months of clean hair I paid about $6 for the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Using shampoo probably would have cost me triple. My hair was clean and my scalp was less irritated, it was great!
Now for the guilt part. I've been to the hair salon for a cut and an up-do and I let them wash my hair with their salon shampoos. I totally regret it because my scalp felt itchy and my hair had an overly perfume smell to it that I didn't like. I also just feel guilty. I'm not sure why, it's not like there are shampoo police checking if I've used any or not. I think I feel guilty because I kind of betrayed my body. My skin and senses loved my homemade baking soda and vinegar blend and I was so uncomfortable during the shampooing at the salon that I was actually grinding my teeth.
I'm back on the clean, natural path and I'm feeling better. My hair is taking a while to recover from the chemicals at the salon but I know my nose appreciates the change.

1 comment:

  1. When I did no 'poo, using any other kind of shampoo usually meant a few weeks of re-building back the natural oils. Hope that doesn't happen to you!

    I loved the baking soda and ACV mix. I would sometimes add honey to my ACV for more softness. I started having issues when we moved to the stone cottage and have since found out it's due to my well water being so hard. So, I have to use something called "malibu 2000", and even though it sounds so silly and diva like, it actually is all natural. I still use ACV for softness and shine instead of a regular conditioner.