Thursday, September 27, 2007

Save Money While Washing Your Hair

I wrote a couple days ago about saving money by making your own beauty care products. Making your own products, such as the ones I listed recipes for, is a great way to be frugal without giving up your beauty routine. But one other way that you can save money and still look great is by going No Poo.

No, it isn't what you think! What the "poo" in No Poo stands for is shampoo. That's right, skipping the shampoo when you wash your hair can save you money each month. But don't think that it means letting your hair become a dirty, oily mess. There is a system to No Poo that, when done correctly, can leave your hair looking better than ever. That's because most shampoos are made with chemicals that actually strip and damage your hair. Choosing to go No Poo can save your hair's health.

And it can save you money. With shampoo costing $4 per bottle and up you can spend quite a lot to keep your hair clean. Those who go No Poo spend just pennies a month to make their own cleaning paste from baking soda and water. Then rinse it off with vinegar and your hair will become healthier and more beautiful than you've ever known.

A disclaimer here: Because of years of regular shampoo use it can takes days or weeks to get your hair back to a healthy, chemical-free state. Often people will find their hair looking quite bad while they wait for it to even out. Think of it as the dark before the light, and buy lots of hats. It's worth it though! If you are interested in learning more click here to read about what is No Poo.