A few weeks ago I made a joking comment to my sister: “I’m almost 30 years old and I STILL don’t know what to do with my hair!”
Then I realized I wasn’t actually joking.
Coarse, frizzy, dry, thick, but with curls that are a part of who I am.
I’ve used many things over the course of my life – gel, mouse, cream, hair spray, serum, cream gel, wen – my favorite up until this point was the cream gel by Garnier Fructis. It’s about $4.00 per bottle that I would use in less than a month. My hair takes SO much product!
I started thinking – maybe my hair is just that dry? Stripped of it’s own ability to be lovely?
So, I did a little research and decided to try out the “no poo” method and kiss my hair washing days goodbye.
I’m not sold on the idea myself, but I thought if there’s anyone else out there wondering like I am – follow my journey and I’ll give you my honest thoughts!
On Day 1 of my journaling, I had washed my hair Friday, conditioned it Saturday and then nothing until Tuesday morning. Here’s a picture of my hair that morning:
So, I decided NOT to use the baking soda wash because it seemed kind of annoying, I didn’t want to do the vinegar conditioner and I wanted to have the most dramatic impact on my hair.
So, I scrubbed my scalp and my hair with my fingers in the water. I basically finger-combed my hair in the water and then squeezed it out and towel scrunched it with a towel. I had been using Creme Brûlée by CURLS. I usually would apply the majority of it around my roots around my face where my curls are the tightest. Since that’s where the majority of the oils in my hair were, I used the product instead mostly on the body and ends of my hair. Here it is wet after my shower.
At this point, it was grossing me out how much oil I could still feel in my hair after my shower. I wasn’t surprised but my hair didn’t smell like the clean I was used to. Thankfully, the other nice thing about the Creme Brûlée is that it has a nice and strong coconut scent that made my hair smell great. My hair also felt heavy at the roots. I let it air dry as usual and took another picture once I got to work.
I was VERY pleased with how it looked after air drying. The ends where I used the product were so much more curly than usual. The roots still felt oily and weighed down to me and I found myself messing with it pretty often. After a few hours, I put it up. When I don’t have product in my hair, my curls look like a mess of frizz because they don’t curl together.
Because I used very little product at the roots of my hair, I can say the natural oils in my hair did help my curls look less frizzy than they would have if I had washed the oils out completely. However, they curls don’t look as conformed as they would when I used product on the directly:
Still, overall I was happy with the way it went down on Day 1.
We’ll see how it keeps up and how long I will last!