If there is one thing that I absolutely hate, it’s having dripping wet, soaking hair.
Cannot. Stand. It!
But while I completely understand that at some point, we’ve got to get it wet, if I could find a product that kept my hair clean, soft and DRY at all times, then I’d bulk buy it at the risk of bankrupting myself. I read about a woman that had trained her hair to clean itself just by not washing it for weeks and I loved the idea; her hair was gorgeous and had the most luscious shine, but after about a week of dirty hair, I gave up. This was the one and only time that I enjoyed washing my hair, and I’ve not experienced that enjoyment since.
I don’t know whether it’s the feeling of pouring all of those chemicals onto my head to ‘cleanse’ or the feeling of a head of heavy wet hair, but either way it’s something I dread and put off for as long as possible. The positive side of this is that I don’t need to wash my hair very frequently and can go about 5 days without washing it. I’m all for challenging beauty ideals and saying ‘to hell with your standards’ to anyone that says what a woman should or shouldn’t do in the name of beauty. No grown person has the right to say what another should do with their body, the choice is that persons alone – and that’s what I support; choice. So if you don’t want to shave, wear makeup, use hair products then high-five sister! It’s all down to preference and sadly, I prefer to not have greasy hair… it feels worse than having wet hair!
So the search for hair products continued, and after the disaster of the home-made conditioner, I decided to start at the roots with a clean shampoo that I thought might be a fail-safe option. The PureChimp 100% Natural Super Shampoo Bar caught my eye because A – it was pretty cheap in comparison to other shampoos, and B – a shampoo bar looked and sounded so enticingly eco-licious that I had to give it a try. At a mere £5.95 from Love Lula, I thought it was a bit of a steal and like soap, it lasts ages! You don’t need to worry about it running out on you because unlike a bottle, you can see how much you have left. Used like a soap, you rub a bit in your hands and apply all over, and then rinse out.
The PureChimp Shampoo Bar is free from any rubbish and only contains Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Beer, Banana Extract… and thats it! Sadly though, I couldn’t get on with this particular product which really surprised and disappointed me in equal measures as I was probably expecting a bit too much. Perhaps it’s the oil content that was the culprit but I found that it left a heavy residue on my hair despite rinsing out thoroughly. Regardless, this is a fab product and unlike its chemical alternatives, it has a range of versatile uses… this one is going to be my new bathroom soap now!
It’s definitely dawned on me that the search for haircare with the cleansing properties that we enjoy from the usual shampoos and conditioners, is not going to be easy. Any recommendations are very much welcome.
Back to the drawing board.., pffft!