What Happens When You Stop Washing Your Hair

You must have already heard about the famous ‘no poo movement’ and maybe even considering giving it a try, but before you do there are a few facts you need to know. The no poo-ers completely give up using chemical shampoos and choose natural ingredients to cleanse their hair. Some people go even further and decide to use water only! The post What Happens When You Stop Washing Your Hair appeared first on Her Beauty.

You must have already heard about the famous ‘no poo movement’ and maybe even considering giving it a try, but before you do there are a few facts you need to know. The no poo-ers completely give up using chemical shampoos and choose natural ingredients to cleanse their hair. Some people go even further and decide to use water only! So what happens when you stop washing your hair for a week, a month, or even a year? Here are a few things to expect.

Hair hydration

Most shampoos dry your hair – it’s just what they do! That’s why a good conditioner is a must for most of you ladies out there, not to mention hair masks to liven up your hair after all the washing. If you ditch shampoo, your scalp will step in and do what it does best – moisturize your hair in a natural way. Sebum is that very oil your scalp produces to keep your hair hydrated, healthy, and shiny. But it is also responsible for giving it a dirty, greasy look! Still, the first thing you’ll notice is that your hair becomes extremely hydrated.

Hair shine

So, now your hair is adequately oily, but still most of that oil gathers up on your scalp, while the ends are still a bit dry. You will have to distribute all that oil across your hair strands for a healthy hydrating effect. A nice boar bristle brush will become your saviour if you’re going to try the no-shampoo method. It has natural fibres that will do all the work!

Hair health

It all comes to the type of hair you have. A few weeks into your no-poo experiment, you might notice a great change – your hair health will either be really good or very-very bad. If you have curly hair or hair that often feels dry, going back to natural oiling may revive it in the best way possible. You will have healthy shiny locks that don’t look dirty at all. If your hair gets oily faster, going without a shampoo may result in excessive oiliness and greasy scalp very fast. Go without shampoo for about a week and see how it feels.

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