Imagine a world with smelly, sweaty and greasy hair being the norm. That world actually wasn't that long ago.
Today, most of the population regularly cleans and shampoos their hair on a near daily basis.
Turns out, that only started being common in the 1970s and 1980s.
The ritual of constantly cleaning one's hair has spawned a new movement called “no poo” (they really should have though of a more appealing name).
The belief is that with washing your hair every day, the scalp is lacking necessary oils that are there naturally. Because of this, the body will ramp up the production of said oil to compensate, making it even more difficult to keep your hair looking fresh. Thus a vicious cycle begins.
So how does the “no poo” crowd stay clean? The most natural and effective way is with straight up water—no shampoo or chemicals needed.
If that doesn't cut it, some use dissolved baking soda followed by an acidic rinse with something like diluted vinegar. Other things like honey and coconut oils can also be used.
I think I'll stick with my Head and Shoulders, thanks!