Sorry it's been awhile, about two weeks since my last post on this! I realize I titled this post "Honey Hair Washing," but I've actually stopped with this particular method of going "no 'poo."
For all of last week, I decided I was going to go without putting anything in my hair. I basically just rinsed it in the shower with water. That week was not a good hair week, but it was definitely necessary for me to do.
As you might have read in my other posts, I wasn't particularly fond of the honey washing because it made my hair really staticy! I've never had a problem with staticy hair until then, so I knew it was the honey that was causing it to do so. However, it could've just been a part of the adjustment period.
So after a week of water-washing, I decided to use my African Black Soap in my hair this past Friday. I love this stuff so much! (Check out my Nature's Fare haul for more details on it) I've only been using it as a body wash until then, but it can be used as shampoo and facewash as well. Also it smells really good so that's a bonus! :) I definitely felt a difference in my hair after using it. I used it on Friday, and since then I've just water washed (five days since then). My hair isn't greasy or staticy at all! I never thought I'd get to this point; I was seriously beginning to doubt this "no 'poo" trend. But I'm happy to say I'm finally past the awful adjustment period! :) I'm so glad that I followed through with this experiment. My hair feels healthy, it makes me happy that I'm past the cycle of stripping my hair of oils only to replace them unnaturally with conditioner. Also, my showers are super short now! I'd say five minutes tops. My plan for now is to continue water-washing most days, and then using my African Black soap 1-2x per week.
To many people, this probably sounds disgusting. I thought so too at first! Before, I would wash my hair at least 4x per week with shampoo and conditioner. Now, the only shower product I'll ever need is my African Black soap since I use it as body wash and shampoo. To be honest, I was super skeptical about going no 'poo, but after 4 weeks, I saw that it really isn't that crazy of a notion. This experiment was inspired by a post on blog.freepeople.com, as well as my purchase of African Black soap.
I've learned so much about natural living this new year so far, and I hope to continue to try new ways to lessen toxins and chemicals in my life.
Hope you all have a spectacular night :) I'm sick right now, so I'll be a potato for a bit until I feel better. I haven't been sick in a really long time, so the fact that I'm sick right before spring break makes me mad. I've definitely over-worked myself these past few weeks and I've been sleeping poorly. So really, I should've expected that my immune system wouldn't be quite so efficient. I'm determined to get better in the next two days, because this is ridiculous. But I have to power through these next couple of days before the break. I need to take care of my body, and definitely sleep more. Things have just been crazy lately.
That was very rambly..but anyways like I said, hope your night is going well! Let me know what you think of going "no 'poo" in the comments! Do you think it's gross, or are you maybe considering trying it? Let me knooow :)