The ‘No Poo’ Challenge

These are the ingredients the shampoo I’m currently using: water; ammonium laureth sulfate; ammonium lauryl sulfate; acrylates copolymer; dimethicone; coamide DEA; sodium cumene sulfonate; polyquatemium 7; fragrance; behenyl alcohol, styrene/acrylates copolymer; menthol; glycol distearate; disodium phosphate polyquatemium 6; tetrasodium EDTA; polyquatemium 10; distearyldimonium chloride; guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride; melaleuca alternifolia; eucalyptus globulus; climbazole 0.4%; DMDM Hydantoin 0.243%; methylchloroisothiazolinone 0.00079%; methylisolothiazolinone 0.00026%

I’ve got no idea what most of these chemicals are but after typing up this list I’m not sure I want to use it anymore. So this month I’m embarking on a No Shampoo Challenge.

I’ve heard a lot about the dangers of many common ingredients of shampoo and conditioners. I’ve also heard that your hair can manage just fine without these products. In fact, according to wikipedia, shampooing regularly only became common in the 1970s.

So to the challenge… 30 days without shampoo and conditioner.


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