Thursday, January 22, 2009

No Shampoo & Sad News

It was 3 weeks and 4 days ago that I last washed my hair with shampoo... I have very dry curly frizzy hair and shampoo has always been pretty mean to it, the last few months I've been buying very expensive creamy shampoo & conditioner which was slightly better but still not great. Usually I'd wash my hair and tie it back with lots of products in it for 4 days maybe even 7. Once was hair was a bit 'dirty' it was manageable, but then I'd wash it again after a week (so only ever went 2 wks without washing my hair). Last month I got really sick of it and decided to give No Shampoo a go. I've heard about it from a lot of people, heard about how the hair naturally sorts it self out after about 6 wks or so. I wonder if mine will do so around 6 wks as well or not. Right now it feels OK, not dry like it usually is but definitely not oily like others would be at this stage, I think being so dry it will take longer for the oily look to happen. The only problem is its hard to brush, its just doesn't feel right...

Now the sad news, my grandmothers sister, so my mums aunt died today. She was in a nursing home but not overly sick or old, but she just decided that she didn't want to live anymore so she stopped eating. She lasted about 3 weeks, in the end catching colds and having breathing problems. She lives a far distance from us but I'm sure we will go to the funeral. To support nan. They were very close, she used her sisters name as my mums middle name and how appropriate it was cause my mum is alot like her aunt.


  1. Hi Kathy

    Sorry to hear your sad news. Keep up with the no shampoo thing, I too have heard that after 6 weeks it should sort itself out. There is no way I could go more than 2 days in this heat we have been having, even with really short hair.

    I 'take my hat off' to you for persevering. Let us know how you go.


  2. Hi Kathy,

    This is my first time on your blog, I am sorry to hear of your Great Aunt's passing.

    I too have decided to go no shampoo, I'm in my third week. First few days I was completely no 'poo but hated the feel of my hair especially in the hot weather we've been having so have gone to baking soda with a vinegar rinse. I love the difference, hair isn't oily and I can go for several days between. I do wet my hair between times and it still doesn't go really oily.

  3. That is sad.

    My MIL gets upset when her sisters die, perhaps more than we'd expect her to.