I've been letting my hair grow out since it was at its shortest in September 2013, and it's finally "long" enough that I don't need to tame it with product. I was also down to washing it every other day without it looking horrible. But Jacquelyn Byers inspired me to try no poo again. In fact, she doesn't even use baking soda and vinegar that often - she rinses her hair maybe twice a week. So I decided to try it. Since my hair is still growing out, I figured it would be a good time to transition it to not using any chemicals.
I last used shampoo to wash my hair on March 21st. That's when I listened to the podcast, and after I made my decision to stop shampooing, I realized that my hair didn't look that good after washing. It felt clean enough and smelled lovely, but it looked a little bit frizzy. I rinsed it the next day because there was some bed head, and it still looked really clean. I didn't even rinse it the day after that, because there was no bed head.
It's in that awkward growing out stage, but it's so low maintenance!
Since then, I've been rinsing my hair maybe once or twice a week. It feels a little…thicker. Not like my hair is more lustrous, but kind of like how your hair feels when it's starting to get greasy. Except mine isn't greasy. It looks fine. It's still soft, too. And there's that bonus of no bed head - or if there is, I can smooth it out with my hands and look decent.
PLEASE ignore all those white hairs and focus on how clean it looks...
My boy says that my hair smells like a swimming pool, which I think is pretty decent for being my natural scent. I'm thinking I'll wash with baking soda soon though, and see if it helps that thick feeling. If so, I might do that once a month. But for a soon-to-be mama, I'm really excited that my hair requires so little upkeep I only have to rinse it with water every week.