Wikipedia says: No poo (no shampoo) is a collective term for methods of washing hair with no commercial shampoo.
The notion of non-shampooed hair being unhealthy is reinforced by the greasy feeling of the scalp after a day or two of not shampooing. However, using shampoo every day removes sebum, the oil produced by the scalp. This causes the sebaceous glands to produce oil at a higher rate to compensate for what is lost during shampooing. According to some dermatologists, a gradual reduction in shampoo use will cause the sebaceous glands to produce at a slower rate, resulting in less oil on the scalp.
Meet the participants:
Jay Bee: New Mom. As such, she has a need to tighten her budget. She has long, thick straight hair that she loves to pamper. She wants to try No Poo as a way to cut out the expensive hair care products, and she also hopes that by going natural, her semi-oily scalp and dandruff will even out and go away. She is also detailing her journey through No-poo at her own blog The Geeky Momma. She is in her late 20's (I think). (editing to change to early 30's)
And as bonus, my man, DaHubster, is taking this journey with me. He's in his 40's too, has short, thick hair, no problem with oils, but he complains of dandruff occasionally. He's also a mechanic, who gets VERRRRA dirty every day.
Ok, this is a long a**ed post, so I'm going to close it out with the original blog, read by Vino and shared with us, from SimpleMom.net .
In the next post, we all share details about the first week of going No-poo