I took these photos of my hair tonight with the self portrait/timer option on my camera.
I blogged about Experiments with Hair on August 3. And I got an interesting comment from someone, Jessica, about trying poo free. See the photo of my hair on that blog (click link to "experiments with hair") and see the difference in my hair from a week ago.
I have been poo free for about four or five days now. In the shower tonight I gently washed my scalp with baking soda and rinsed. Then I sprayed in some apple cider vinegar. I let it sit and added some light conditioner to the ends. I rinsed all and then rubbed my hair with a towel to spread the natural sebum oils. I did not brush my hair. Curly hair/wavy does not do well with a brush. I don't own a wide toothed comb which is recommended for my hair type. Brushing my hair damages the ends and makes it friz. So, I found out after seeing the difference on these photos. My hair is healthier already! And Mother Nature thanks me for not polluting the water with my nasty shampoo and plastic bottles which I no longer need. I am done with shampoo forever! My hair was oily, dry, and needed a trim before and now it is perfect! Of course, my hair and scalp are still adjusting.
I have been very active lately and have been getting in the shower to rinse off every night before bed. I have either been to the fair and came home hot and dirty, or mowed the lawn, or something like that every day this past week. So my hair has not been doubly insulted with chemicals each day. And I am so thankful.
I even got my husband to try not using shampoo. He was skeptical! He had the oily head, back, and face problem as well. Now he has no oily film on his upper body like before.
I know you are thinking I must be crazy! Oh, well! I am happy and loving it. Maybe you'll even try this experiment for yourself? Thank you again, Jessica for spreading the word and to all the others who have fessed up about this cool secret. I've even had a few people out there in cyber world thank me for passing on the info because they were trying to go poo free, but didn't know there was so much info out there.