Hi! Sweet Friends! You read that's right I said NO POO! Now don't get scared it has nothing to do with the Porcelain Throne. When I say POO it means Shampoo. Since September of 2017 I've been soap and shampoo free. Which simply means I only use all natural ingredients for hygiene. We'll delve deeper into that after I give a little shout out to a fellow quilter/blogger/soap maker. After months without any soap I ordered homemade all natural soaps from Em @ Em's Scrapbag. She has a lovely little selection of homemade natural soaps in her Etsy Store. Make sure to take a look around her shop because there's also some amazing quilt patterns.
You can read more about NOT washing your hair at Wellness Momma website. I know what your thinking..WHY would you not want to be clean? Well it's simple shampoo dries out my menopausal hair and soap makes me itch. You don't give up bathing or washing your hair, you give up the chemicals causing the problems. I still bath everyday, I just don't use soap. It hasn't been an easy transition. My hair has seen a variety of different and odd products used on it during this process. Eggs, honey, molasses, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, mayo, yogurt, olive and coconut oil. Sounds like I'm making a salad on my head! They all work if you want to take the time to find the right mixture and rotation for you. The one thing I missed the most was the perfumes. I tried making sprays with essential oils and it just wasn't the same. So two weeks ago I caved and washed my hair with my old BAD shampoo that was tucked under the bathroom sink.
|BAD HORRIBLE NO GOOD MAKES MY HEAD ITCH!|
I won't be doing that again. Itch-fest! Well after receiving the aroma filled box of soap and washing my body with it (and with out itching) I decided to give Em's Lavender soap a try on my hair. Just a small amount of lather on my hands and a quick rub on my hair, avoiding my scalp. My hair has built up the natural wax and I didn't want to wash it away or cause my scalp to itch. While rinsing my hair I noticed it felt really nice and wasn't squeaky clean...that's good by the way, your hair should never squeak. Allowed my hair to dry naturally as always. My hair is shiny and clean and smells so good! The unexpected side effect of using the bath soap on my hair was my hair was tangle free from the oil in the soap. It also tamed down my frizzy fine hair allowing it to lay much nicer.
So if you've been considering going soap free. I would highly recommend Em's Natural Soaps. She sells larger bars as well as smaller sample bars. Don't let the prices of natural soaps scare you away. From what I've read, you use less of it so it last longer.
~ Lea Anne ~