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My friend once decided to shave off his eyebrows to see what would happen. Besides freaking me out in a weird way I couldn’t pin down (until he pointed it out) he learned, of course, what eyebrows are for. Behold, without eyebrows, we’d get sweat constantly running into our eyes. Yep. That’s what happened to him.
I’ve had some pretty weird hair colors and styles over the years (and have stuck with the dilbus) but I’ve always washed it every day. The thing is, when you’re home with your parents recovering and not leaving the house… suddenly you have time to try whacky new things. The whole “no shampoo” thing has been going on for a while now. The process takes about a month, it seems, before your head stops freaking out and trying to make up for all the oil the shampoo bubble squad was stealing every day. Once it settles down it is, apparently, quite nice and low maintenance. The bonus is that you don’t dump a lot of questionable chemicals onto your head. Even better, for me, it means that my ultralight travel pile gets one bottle lighter!
Of course, no shampoo doesn’t mean I’ll never wash my hair. It just means I’ll do it with water. There are a number of other solutions to use during the transition time, including apple vinegar and baking soda, but I’m sure that’s just for wusses.
So today it begins: 30 days without shampoo. And then..?
Here is a pile of blogged scribblings about other people’s experiences:
Free The Animal, although this guy is too willing to be a freak to make this seem mainstream!