I've lost that lovin feelin! I've reached my apex. Even though my hair hasn't looked 1/10th as bad as I anticipated it would considering shampoo has not touched my hair for 11 days, I'm tired of being uber self conscious about my hair. I'm tired of putting my hands in my hair and it not feeling like my hair. My hair has always been soft. Now it feels coarser, heavier, the underside of my hair always seems greasy and stringy, while the top feels and looks dry.
Now I'm not running off with the first shampoo I see. I am still committed to not using shampoos with SLS, and conditioners with silicone in them. I bought some Burt's Bees shampoo and conditioner today, as well as some Giovanni leave in treatment (which is an organic product). I do wish they made refills in different packaging so I didn't have to keep buying plastic bottles.
I did learn a lot about natural hair care, alternative products, and curly hair care. So it's not a complete loss. I've come out a little wiser, and probably won't go back to being an every day shampooer.
So ends the great No 'Poo experiment!