Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Building Bigger Triceps One Shower at a Time

I have decided to skip the shampoo and see how I do going "no poo." I first heard about "No Poo" over a year ago from Leslie at Recycle Your Day. It's been something I've wanted to try since, but didn't run out of shampoo until now. That was one BIG bottle of Pantene.
Why skip shampoo?

It's full of all kinds of chemical crap that I really don't want to put on my body. I was using Classic Pantene which has a Skin Deep rating of 5. I generally don't using anything above a 2. To complete my toxic chemical wash I was also using the Pantene Conditioner. I'm going to avoid these yummy chemicals because nerve damage and cancer aren't really my style.

Why the bigger triceps? I am scrubbing my scalp for about a minute each time I shower and boy have I felt it in my arms. At this rate I will have Michelle Obama arms in no time.
My last shampoo was Wednesday of last week. Since then I did one baking soda "wash" with an apple cider vinegar rinse. Results? Squeaky clean and I smelled like Easter. I LOVE Easter. I really haven't noticed a huge difference. My hair has been a little more oily than usual but certainly not oily to the point of being gross. Once those monkeys I order arrive to pick out the fleas I'll be golden.

SERIOUSLY= it isn't nasty or gross. If I didn't tell you that I wasn't using shampoo you wouldn't have a clue.

If you are interested in going "No Poo" check out Going No Poo

I'll be back to blogging about my decluttering soon.


Jinxy said...

I have been trying to ditch the chemicals too and a few months ago I tried going no-poo with about a once a week baking soda wash and ACV rinse. It worked pretty good for the first few weeks and then all the sudden I realized how much greasier I was. I went back to my traditional shampoo and conditioner routine. It might have worked better for me if I remembered to do the really good scalp massage or if I had stuck it out, but I just couldn't.

For the last month or so I've been doing conditioner only washes and so far so good. I'm sure I'm still getting more chemicals then I want, but less than with shampoo and my hair is much nicer. I just "wash" my with a pretty runny conditioner mixed with some water and then I use a more medium conditioner and then I finish off with a richer conditioner that I let sit on my hair while I shave and what not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking to my post, and good luck with the no poo routine! The baking soda and ACV never worked for me (too harsh for curly hair) but finding a good silicone-free conditioner made all the difference. It's been a year and a half, and I don't ever plan on going back to shampoo!

La Mama Naturale' said...

Hi, Danielle! I was just going through my feed and saw the link! Thank you for the sweet mention. How is this working out for you? I hope all is going well. I'm still stickin' to my routine. Seems to have it's ups and downs. If my hair gets to oily I just add in lemon juice. Works wonders- love the no poo regime. :)