Several weeks ago, in a No ‘Poo rage, I asked where one draws the line between persistence and idiocy. That line, my friend, should be drawn before your No ‘Poo expenses exceed $50. It should be drawn before you’ve attempted your fifth shampoo recipe. It should probably be drawn directly after you make it out of the Great Coconut Oil Debacle alive.
Unfortunately, I did not draw this line and persisted on even when doing so was idiotic and against my (and my family’s) better judgment. And that’s what landed me in a beauty shop chair last Friday with a hairdresser running her fingers through my locks and asking perplexedly, “So, what do we have going on with your hair?”
I scheduled an appointment for a trim, because I felt like I needed something – anything – to revitalize my hair from its dry, frizzy funk. What I found out: I had let my hair gradually become such an utter mess that I was basically turning a blind eye to my plight. I didn’t even realize how disgusting my hair truly has been the past several months until I felt it at the opposite extreme.
My hairdresser said I had serious product build-up, which was causing a lot of my problems. She gave me a clarifying treatment, a wash, and a trim. I could barely believe the difference. It was soft and silky and shiny. It had bounce and body. I gushed over it like I’d never had hair before. I felt like I was on What Not to Wear. I slanted my rear view mirror toward me the whole ride home.
So, my days of hair struggles are over. My days of baking soda and dry shampoo are over. My days of frizzy, unmanageable rats’ nests are over. My days of washing my hair three times before I’ve even eaten breakfast are over. No more natural shampoo or conditioner for me.
“But, MNM, how can you give up? What about going 100% natural? What about the chemicals? What about the beneficial natural scalp oils?”
Sorry, Little Maids – I can’t be your fearless No ‘Poo leader anymore. I have felt the softness of chemically clean hair, and I am NOT going back! Check that – I am NEVER going back!