First off you are probably wondering just what in the heck that ‘No Poo’ really means. It is actually a method of hair care that comes from author and cosmetologist, Lorraine Massey’s book, which is entitled, “Curly Girl.” The ‘No Poo’ aspect is one that she discusses in her book which means that people who have curly hair or hair that is overly frizzy (raise your hands if you do, because I have longer, wavy hair) can easily avoid many hair nightmare dilemmas by ceasing using shampoo, or by following her ‘No Poo’ philosophy.
A great citing from this book really sheds some light on why Massey feels so strongly and adamantly opposed to people using shampoos in their hair when in the shower.
“You’d never dream of washing a good sweater with detergent. Yet most shampoos contain harsh detergents (sodium laurel sulfate or laurel sulfate) that one finds in dishwashing liquid. They’re great for pots and pans because they cut grease so effectively.
Your hair, on the other hand, needs to retain some natural oils, which protect hair and the scalp. Stripping them always deprives the hair of necessary moisture and amino acids and makes it look dry and dull.
The truth is that lathers don’t cleanse at all – manufacturers put lathering agents into products so that you buy into the joy-of-suds myth.”
I have actually been trying out Massey’s philosophy, as she does recommend using all-natural and chemical-free shampoos a few times per week. But it is really easy and has worked wonders on my hair. I use a small amount of conditioner in the shower and then blow dry using a thermal-protector and anti-frizz. Than my hair is prepped to do battle with the flatiron.
The results are fab.
Long and sheen hair that is void of frizz, glamorous looking, sexy and gorgeous.
Maybe you should go ‘No Poo’ and see if you have the awesome results that I have been enjoying!
I do miss the suds, however.