After doing a lot of reading on the subject, I’ve decided to give “no poo” a try. “No poo” refers to no longer using shampoo in your hair. You just shower or bathe as normal, giving your hair a good rinse, and that’s it. Your scalp produces a ton of oils to make up for the stripping effect the shampoo has on your scalp and hair. From what I read, I should expect to have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for my scalp to realize it doesn’t need to be pumping out oils and after that I should see some changes for the better. People have reported smoother hair with better curl, no need for a conditioner, and of course saving money on shampoo and conditioner because you don’t need to buy it anymore. Why am I going to do this? Two reasons. 1) I barely use any shampoo as it is- I generally only wash my hair once or maybe twice a week. 2) I’ve also been reading of a lot of people who have psoriasis on their scalp talk about huge improvements in the condition after a few months. I’ve not had whatever is going on in isolated spots of my body and on much of my scalp diagnosed as such, but research has led me to believe that’s what it is. And in summertime, its almost unbearable on my scalp. Right about now I’d do anything to try and improve the issue.
The last time I shampooed my hair was June 1st. I washed it as normal, conditioned, and that was that. I gave it a good rinse this afternoon, working a paste of baking soda and water into the roots to absorb most of the excess oils so they could easily be rinsed away, and it actually seemed to have worked quite well. The only downside to doing this is it made it very hard to get a brush through afterwards. Still, the baking soda shouldn’t be needed at all in a few more few more weeks. Yes, it will get oily between baking soda treatments, but I have no issue with ponytails on “dirty” days.
Food was not so bad today. And by not so bad, I mean an entire world better than it was yesterday. Again, I’m guessing at the nutritional info because the food we got last night doesn’t have it posted on their website, but I think I came in somewhere near where I wanted to be today. And if I’m a little over, well, still better than yesterday. Here’s today’s eats.
|Quaker Granola Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (1)||100||27||1.7|
|Yoplait Original Yogurt||170||13||3.5|
|El Monterey Chicken Bean & Rice Burrito (2)||420||90||8.4|
|Garlic Toast (2 Slice)||320||198||8.2|
|Total Calories From Fat||490|
|% of Daily Total|
So, there’s today, and now I’m off to catch up on my blog reading for the day. See you tomorrow!