More and more people are experimenting withwhat’s been called the no poo tendency aka where you go as long as possible without washing your hair with shampoo or conditioner.
And YouTube vlogger Alyse Brautigam, otherwise known as Raw Alignment, is living proof of how this seemingly gross trend can actually do wonders for your hair.
Brautigam recently set out on a six-month long hike across the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
To make it a little more challenging as ifwalking the world’s longest hiking footpath isn’t adventurous enough shealso decided this would be an opportune is high time to ditch shampoo and conditioning therapiesfor 30 days.
Personally, the longest I’ve ever gone without cleaning my hair was three days, and by then, I’d usually starthaving heart palpitations every time I’d look in the mirror or have to maneuver itallinto a messy bun. So bravo to Brautigam for a) resist the wash and b) feeling confident enough to show that ish on camera.
Taking all product out of the equation( even dry shampoo ), Brautigam used only water to rinse out any clay or build-up over a period of 30 days.
[ youtube https :// www.youtube.com/ watch? v =P s5zaMUz4OQ] Keepinga detailed video diary throughout the month-long process, she shared a clip of the first rain free ofany hair care products 😛 TAGEND
I was very surprised brushing through my hair after that shower of not utilizing anything besides water, how easy it was to brush through.
Normally, if I don’t use shampoo or conditioner, it’s really hard to brush through. I’d imagine that’s from the oils.
Unfortunately, two weeks “wouldve been” high point in this vlogger’s experiment.
By day 30 of her hike, all gambles were off.
Admittedly hurling her hair up in a bun every day thereafter, Brautigam’shair had lost its soft texture and shine.
She claimed, while you couldn’t tell from a viewer’s standpoint, it was beginning to feel dry and oily at the top of the scalp 😛 TAGEND Running her thumbs through her tousled, rough head of hair, Brautigam explained 😛 TAGEND
The best route I can describe it is just that there’s, like, gunk on it.
It’s thicker at the top and it’s hard to work my thumbs through It’s almost like, a little bit moist and oily.
After 30 days poo-free, while her blonde locks look flawless from my side of the screen, appears can apparently be deceiving.
I guess in general I don’t like the feeling of my hair like this It’s not an enjoyable texture, Brautigam said.
Just like you wouldn’t fix something that isn’t broken, when it comes to your hair, don’t wash what isn’t dirty.
Mainstream hair care companies are smart marketers, but regrettably, the majority of products out there are doing a damaging number on yourprecious strands.
Formulated with a lengthy list of ingredients, those complex terms you can hardly pronounce are chemicals stripping your locks of their natural oils.
They can dry your hair out and cause the scalp to overcompensateby making petroleum, resulting in a big, greasy mess you have no choice but to wash.
Unfortunately, thesolutionis a slacken, but wholly doable process referred to as oil educate.
If youshampoo your hair every other day, try everytwo days, then every three. Gradually, your hair and scalp willadapt to this routine, and your hair won’t has become a greasy, as often.
While you need to clean your hair with some regularity, you only don’t need to clean it at the first sign of oil.
Shampoo less, opt for organic formulae, and let nature run its course.