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Tuesday, August 24

Hippie Hair Days

Between the thick southern heat and humidity and the pile of product I use in my hair, it's no wonder that my locks resemble an unruly lion's mane when left alone. So, I have made a decision...

I am ditching my shampoo bottles for good.

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After reading this article not too long ago, the decision was clear. Honestly,the chemist in me wasn't sure why I hadn't figured it out on my own. Traditional shampoos and cleansers contain sulfates and surfactants which are drying agents that leave hair frizzy and well, dry. While I love the idea of going completely green here, I can't just not cleanse my hair at all. (Between Crossfit workouts and long trail runs, I tend to work up a sweat.) Good thing I stumbled upon the DevaCurl system.

The products contain botanicals instead of lathering compounds which bring both moisture and cleansing to the hair. Salon founder Lorraine Massey says it perfectly: "There is no power in bubbles. Laundering curly hair, which is what most people are doing with ordinary detergent shampoos, just about guarantees a mass of dry, frizzy, shapeless locks." It's important to note, however, that the anti-poo camp isn't just for the curly-haired. There is an entire line of DevaCare products for all hair types.


I will keep you updated on the process. I have great expectations and can't wait to get my new hair products in the mail. In fact, if I were in the NYC area, I would just mosey on down to the SoHo salon and consult the experts in person.

xoxo

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7 comments:

Ann On and On... said...

I'm going to ignore the fact that you do Crossfit, but did you had to mention you have naturally curling hair. :D Forget it. I'll deal with my jealousy and keep reading. :D

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow, yes, please let us know how it goes. I try not to wash my hair too often because it is very fine and tends to dry out easily. Would love to know how this works out for you!!

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stylebyrachael said...

I am very curious! Always looking for new products. As soon as I become happy with a product, I feel my hair doesn't respond the same way as when I first started.

FourJedis said...

Oh sweet! You do Crossfit too? I am going to have to try out the DevaCurl system.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Can't wait to hear about the products you discover! I love a great hair care product that's as green as possible and not harsh.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

wren said...

I can't wait to hear more about this!! i have super curly hair that most of the time i'm happy with, but some of the time i want to chop off!! the frizz is so annoying! (coming from a fellow Southerner)

Keep us updated!!

wren

McMel said...

i just posted this article a couple weeks ago, and i am about to start this too- except i think i'm going to try to go completely shampoo free- or either do baking soda! i'm just using up the last bits of my shampoo now. we can post our progress together!!