Forget That No Shampoo Thing

Well that didn’t last long. Four days ago, I noticed that my hair was a big, fat ball of grease by the end of the day. In addition – the wings on the side of my head were back! Oh no they ditunt. My scalp was itching and I was seeing flakes of dry skin. I knew the next day I was going to have to break out the shampoo. And so I did. And the result was having my clean, shiny, luxurious and not greasy hair back.

Yesterday I just washed my bangs and styled my hair as usual – all was well.

Today I went back to the conditioner-only routine. As I blew my hair dry, I noticed it was flat, limp, and somewhat greasy. Picking up my hair by the ear area, I saw flakes and lots of oiliness. What the heck?? I ended up washing my hair with shampoo in the sink since I was already dressed for the day.

I’m still staying away from products with silicone in them, but I don’t know about this conditioner-only thing any more. It worked so well for the first week or so! Maybe just the shock of doing something different tricked my hair? I’m not sure what the deal is. I just know that today my scalp feels oh-so-clean and my hair looks okay, too.

And so it goes.

5 Responses to “Forget That No Shampoo Thing”

  1. Julie says:

    I actually stopped doing it also, but for a different reason. I noticed the top of my back was starting to break out. I always wash it the best I can by myself, but I think the shampoo on my long hair was helping wash the places I couldn’t get to. Kind of crazy, but my back is normal again.

    I still only wash my hair every other day though, and I did get the Suave Naturals with no cones.

  2. Amy says:

    Oh, that’s another thing I forgot to mention, Julie!

    My FACE was also turning into a grease pit! I’m not sure if the no-shampoo thing contributed to it or if my hormones are out of whack and are causing the problems with my hair and face. I’ll find out in a couple of days, I guess.

  3. Donna says:

    yeah, glad to know I wasn’t the only failure, LOL

  4. corrin says:

    I was wondering how you were doing with this. I’m trying to grow my hair out one last time before I feel I’m too old for a blond ponytail, but I never seem to make it past my shoulders, and I have a sneaking suspicion its because of the products.

  5. suni says:

    i considered the no-poo route myself, but i only wash my hair every 5 days or so… so it doesnt really matter. i love dove’s shampoo/conditioner. it’s the only one that makes my hair soft and manageable.