Thursday, January 14, 2010

Trying something new

I've stopped washing my hair. I mean, not forever, I'm not that busy, but I've stopped washing it as often. It seems like every couple of months I read an article about how it's not good for your hair to be washed everyday/too often/more than once a week. This latest article I read said that you shouldn't be washing your hair more than once a week, that on the other days you should just rinse it with plain water.

I don't know about you, but if I'm going to get away with not having to wash my hair, I am not going to be rinsing it with plain water either, no hair washing should equal no hair drying and/or straightening. So I thought I'd give it a try, wash my hair only once a week and see how I liked it. Yes, I'm still taking showers to clean the rest of me, don't be afraid to get too close to me, I don't smell...I don't think.

So far, it seems that my hair missed the memo on only needing to be washed once a week, it is responding like it very much needs to be washed more often. The first week I made it a full 4 days before washing my hair, but on most of day 3 and all of day 4, my hair was very gross and greasy, it had to be pulled back, which is a bit difficult with the length of hair I have. This week I've only finished 3 days and I'm already pretty disgusted by it.

I decided to give this experiment a try because 1) it's winter, so it's best to try it now if ever and 2) my hair has looked pretty uninspiring lately, frizzy and I think it's getting thinner in the front. On the positive side, these past two weeks my hair seems shiner (even on day one and two), thicker, and smoother. I feel like it's making at least some difference on my hair. Now if I can just find some hair styles I like for days 3 and 4 and some hats for days 5 and 6! :)


Sarah said...

You should check out this post by simple mom:

Maybe you don't have to go so long without washing, just try washing with something much gentler. Let me know how it works. :)

Jenny said...

Thanks Sarah! That link was very helpful on why it's still greasy and I think I'll give the baking soda a try...why not!

KyleC said...

Isn't 1 week the same as 'forever', when not bathing?

Jenny said...

Very funny, honey!