"After 43 years I finally learned shampoo, conditioner, and styling products are all pretty much unnecessary."
How I did it: When I first heard of the no-shampoo movement I was skeptical. I tried using rinses of baking soda and apple cider vinegar, but was unhappy with those results. I was pleased to discover using conditioner only did work to dissolve my excess hair grease without stripping my hair too much.
After a few years of using conditioner only, I had the courage to try using nothing at all but hot water. Because I'd already stepped away from using shampoos (that cause your hair to overproduce natural oil to replace what gets lost when the shampoo strips it), my hair had a very gentle transition, and adapted quite well to plain hot water washing.
Lessons & tips: I use a boar bristle brush in the shower, to help massage my scalp and thoroughly rinse my hair. My hair gets squeaky clean this way, but retains its natural body and moisture.
The only thing I miss is the sensual feel of the suds, and the nice smell of the perfumes. But giving up those small luxuries is a tiny price to pay for this new freedom. My hair is better than ever, it costs nothing, and I'm never going back!
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