Some Interesting News... And What I Think About It...
Could you survive without shampoo?
by Diana Appleyard, Daily Mail
19:51pm 5th July 2006
BBC presenter Andrew Marr has given up washing his hair - saying the scalp's natural oils will keep it glossy and clean. We challenged five women to do the same...with surprising results:
Lucy Sutton, 24, a trainee marketing executive, is single and lives in Hammersmith, West London. She says:
Three weeks into the great hair challenge, my sister came over to my flat for the evening. She took one look at my hair and said: "What have you done to it? That's a great style - did it cost a fortune?"
From "Could you survive without shampoo?"
When I was a teenager and young adult, I washed my hair every day or at least every other day. Then my hair got dryer and I began to wash it about twice a week. It was long and I mostly kept it braided and out of my way. Within the last year, I had my hair cut to about shoulder length again, and I find myself shampooing much more often. It seems to get dirtier now that it's not confined to its braid.
My question is, don't these non-shampooing people get dandruff? I am fairly sure that I would, were I to abandon hairwashing.
The topic of hair reminds me of this 60's classic, from the day when my parents' generation was scandalized about the longhaired freaks of my generation:
...Hair, hair, hair, hair,
hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow
I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
spangled, and spaghettied...