Well, it has now been six months since I quit using any hair care products, and I never plan to use any again. After this length of time and the wonderful results I have had, I can truly say I never intend to use any shampoo or conditioner again. Why would I? I now have less itching or psoriasis symptoms, and I have eliminated a source of daily chemical exposure for my body. Needless to say, I am very happy with the results.
To follow this experiment I have been conducting, here are the previous articles which outline the steps I have taken.
Here is a pictorial view of the past six months without shampoo.
|Before I started, March 20th|
|One month later, April 22nd|
|Three months later, June 12th|
|Now, six month later, September 24th|
I still have a little itching from my psoriasis, but continue to be medication free after six months of time. That in itself is worth the effort to do something a little different. Along the way I have told a few people that I have quit using shampoo and they have been surprised. No one has been able to tell the difference. There have been a few times that I thought the hair next to my scalp didn’t look as clean as I would like for it to. Then I only applied the vinegar solution to the ends of the hair for a few days and it took care of that. There are many times now that I only wash my hair every other day instead of everyday, like I did when I still used shampoo.
I had wondered from time to time what I would do with my hair in a collapse scenario. I doubt if I would wash it as often, and I had even thought I might have to cut it short. This is not an option I relish, since I have not cut my hair any shorter than it is now for over 40 years. The option of using baking soda and vinegar, is much more viable than depending on a stock of commercial hair care products, and one that can be incorporated into a survival scenario. That gives me one less thing to worry about. Now I just need to start making some bars of soap for the rest of our cleaning needs. It’s one of the things on my list of skills to learn. If you get the chance to learn something new, take it, and then share with the rest of us.
Until next time – Fern