Ok so I’m definitely not a Vegan, no disrespect to those who are, but when you grow up with a 100% Irish heritage in a small Irish town, it’s not something that is likely to happen.
I have been extremely sick the last few weeks between working too much and not taking care of myself enough paired with the fact that the child I am minding was quite sick also.
So all of this has meant that I have not been washing my hair quite as regularly as I would usually (usually every other day)
My hair is coarse, extremely difficult to brush and unmanageable at the best of times so i figure that I have nothing to lose on this journey of sorts.
So far it has been one week, which is nothing when compared to the hard core natural oil adherents but for me it’s a big deal for a few reasons.
I like to take care of my appearance and being a grease bucket does not appeal to me but as of yet my scalp is dry as is my hair. This is possibly partially due to the fact that I am sick.
I love spoiling myself- although I do not have a large income I spend most of my money( foolishly) treating myself to ew harcare and body care products/ cosmetics.
lastly I am my own person I do not like to put a tag or nae onto who or what I am as my beliefs are in some ways controversial and in other ways completely contradictory but thus is the nature of existence(my existence anyway!!)
So therefore I will give myself another week or so at this goa with plain water washes in the mean time. Although it is a very short time goal I thought I would share it with you 43 things users in the hope that I might find some like- minded people!!
Wish me luck (and healthier, shinier hair) 5 months ago
Well it’s more am doing than want to do, it’s been just over two weeks since I last washed my hair. It’s pretty greasy at the moment, like if I rub my scalp my hand turns shiny and slimy it’s gross, so that’s a bit of a problem but ive been told it goes away so that’s good!:) me and my sister are both doing it and we like to talk and compare what’s happening with our hair. I’m wearing my hair up until the greasiness goes away, which I highly suggest to anyone who does it. 14 months ago
I had some all natural shampoo with only like 5 ingredients, so I wasn’t too dependent on it. I just shampooed less and less. 19 months ago
I want to do this but have a few questions.. 19 months ago
How I did it: I have tried to stop washing my hair as I am a vegan and have heard it is not good for your hair and it will look better. It did not. I cant understand how people can feel confident putting their hair in a bun or greasy pontytail and wearing headbands for the weeks to months it takes to 'bablance out' (and it still looks bad) I am sorry but I am 23 years old and attractive and I would like to use everyday I have to look nice because the older I get the worse i'm going to look! There is NOTHING wrong with trying to look your best everyday! having people check you out and compliment you is a very nice thing and I cant stand people that wear sweatpants and sneakers and no make-up and greasy hair out! We have ONE LIFE so why not try to look as good as you can every one of those days? Everyone likes to see an attractive person and as a person who puts a little work into how i look/dress everyday it feels great to have people acknowledge that you look good. and it feels even better to get the nasty looks from the slobs that could care less what they look like and what they wear. I can olny imagine where they get their happiness from? (meth, donuts) What I am trying to say is try to look as good as you can for as long as you can because life is short. And your husband/wife/bf/gf/friends/parents and anyone else will only think of you better! Read how I did it… 3 years ago
How I did it: I stopped washing my hair sometimes in late May or early June of this year, as I was going water-only for my face and body. I've tried it numerous times, but this time I've stuck it out and liked the results. It's still not looking exactly as I want it, and there is still some build up (perhaps because we have hard water) but it doesn't look or feel dirtier than when I'd use shampoo! It feels a lot healthier, smoother, holds a style better. The only downside is that it still feels heavy sometimes with sebum/debris. I know I'm likely not done transitioning, so I'll be sure to update this again in a few months; but it is completely wearable as-is.
Edit on October 10th 2011: I've been keeping up with my water-only approach since completing this goal, and my hair is still looking and feeling great! I need a trim for sure to remove old ends that are a bit dry, but everything else is awesome. I make sure to brush my hair thoroughly every day with my boar bristle brush and gently massage my scalp while showering. Read how I did it… 22 months ago