Today was “hair day” on 40+ Style Challenge. I challenge ANY woman to declare that she has not wasted hours wishing her hair was finer/thicker/longer/curlier/straighter. There is a lot that a good hairdresser and a good cut can do but few of us have a hairdresser at our beck and call. We are the DIY brigade, cut and colour at the salon and otherwise it’s up to us.
For many years I used shampoo. Only shampoo. No conditioner, no fancy hair packs, no serums, no oils, nothing. And my hair was fine. Then in my thirties it became rather listless. I succumbed and bought a conditioner, whooooo silky hair. I was hooked. I had oils, serums, conditioners, leave in conditioner sprays, heat protectors, sun protectors. My hair was better defended than Guantanamo Bay.
But the problem with all that stuff is that it doesn’t half take up a lot of space, and it all comes in plastic bottles etc etc. So I went on a detox.
I haven’t gone “no ‘poo” but I started buying whatever shampoo and conditioner was on special offer. One was pretty awful but the rest have been fine. I still have plastic bottles but I’m working on that. I am going to give solid shampoo a go.
The point is that my hair has not fallen out/gone green/turned to straw. I am old enough to remember beer and vinegar rinses, egg and oil hair packs and the magic of coconut oil. At the end of the day the stuff on the top of my head is dead keratin. I’m going to look after it, but I do not need to waste my money nor clutter my bathroom with a whole load of products.