As a blogger you’re kind of used to your life being rather public. Not that I blog about everything, but people who read Being Mrs C do generally know about most of what I’m up to. There has been one exception over the last month though – and that’s to do with my hair. Now, if you follow me over on YouTube you will know what I’m up to as I’ve been publishing a series of videos over there about what I’m doing, but this is the first time I’m making it all a bit more public.
On the 31st May I washed my hair for the last time with conventional shampoo and conditioner. I’m now going forwards trying to only use natural products on my hair, or as it’s become known on line “going no poo”.
So, why did I decide to do this? Lucy from Lulastic is the person to
blame credit with this move. I’ve followed her no poo journey (and the release of her book Happy Hair) with both amazement and respect over the years and I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing so myself, but to be honest I didn’t have the guts to go ahead. I was worried about what people would think. Concerned about looks at the school gates and also worried about just how greasy my hair would go. Then Lucy got in touch about how she was running her first Happy Hair Detox course online where she would hold our hands (in a virtual sense) whilst we all went shampoo free.
I spent a good couple of weeks wondering what to do. There were so many reasons that were pushing me towards wanting to give up shampoo and make some real changes to make my life more eco friendly yet I was still scared. I’ve been having problems with my hair and scalp ever since Master C was born and talking to Lucy I realised that these were problems that many people have, but then stop when they give up shampoo. The itchy scalp and constant hair loss could be things that going no poo would actually help with.
It was therefore with a fair bit of trepidation, but also a bit of excitement that I signed up for the course and did that last hair wash before putting the shampoo and conditioner away in the bathroom cabinet.
Here I am though 26 days later and actually I think it’s going rather well. It’s been a bit of a rocky journey and I have come close to giving up, but I am starting to see improvements – and I’m also saving time buy not washing and drying my hair every other day as I was doing before!
I plan to blog a bit more about giving up shampoo and what has worked for me, and what hasn’t, but if you want to follow my journey so far then please just take a look at my videos that I’ve embedded in this post – if you watch the first one it should then take you through all of them in order. I’ve tried to capture the high and the lows and it’s also a really good way of showing what my hair has been like at the various different points in the detox process.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t all go wrong from here!
Disclaimer: Lucy has given me a free place on her Happy Hair Detox course so that I can review the course and share how I’m getting on. I am receiving no other compensation and all opinions and hair highs and lows are entirely my own!