The Dirty Hippy Truth About No-Poo and Why I Won’t Use Baking Soda on My Hair – Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 1

Back in the end of January, I decided it was high time to try the no-poo method of cleaning my hair. I had seen posts all over the internet hailing it as the best thing since sliced bread, so…I had to give it a try. The only thing that had been holding me back was dealing with the detox period. I knew that all of the damage I had done to my hair in the past, would catch up to me during the detox period. Before my hippy makeover was complete, I had made use of my teens and twenties to utterly destroy my hair. I dyed my hair pretty much every color of the rainbow, and back again. I used all sorts of flat irons, curling irons, crimpers, blow dryers (which is the one thing I still use periodically), etc. I tried ALL kinds of products containing harmful and harsh ingredients. All of this damage really started to stack up and my hair just became so dead that I really could never grow it out. I don't remember a time in my life that I had ever had hair passed my shoulders. It was so dry and brittle that I always had to keep it cut in cute bobs just to get rid of all the damage. I wasn't sure that I would ever know what my natural hair looked like, let alone see it look as sleek and smooth as some of those really lucky celebrities. Little did I know, after a ton of research, I could actually attain hair that I had figured was unattainable. Continue reading