Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Want to have great hair?

You might do well to skip shampooing, according to one writer. H/T Lew Rockwell.

5 comments:

pentamom said...

Never ever applying any kind of soap or detergent does not work to effectively keep anything else clean in my home or on my person, particularly things constantly exposed to the elements, so I'm not sure why it would work on hair.

But it is absolutely true that Americans generally overwash and overproduct their hair.

Gabrielle Eden said...

An old, very old hair treatment that I have known of since a child is to brush your hair vigorously every day - supposedly a hundred or more times per day. Now, after doing that, your hair is plastered to your head with oil. I would find it very hard to do that every day without following it with a good shampoo.

This sounds like a load of bunk, this not shampooing.

I've heard of trying to leave your hair alone for a month to try to rejuvenate it, but that's for one month only, then it's back to normal.

Bike Bubba said...

Is it possible that all the years of shampooing that we tend to do actually encourages the scalp to produce far more oil than is needed? I have to wonder if people scaled back on shampooing if the body would eventually respond....

Marie said...

Is that why you're wearing that sheet on your head?

Another natural hair treatment is Jojoba oil drops rubbed into shampoo. But you probably think that's not good.

Bike Bubba said...

Actually, that's a hat that my family made for my mom--it's a cancer hat to hide hair loss. Since my mom's head was about the same size as mine, I got to model it so we were sure it would fit.