*from a spontaneous tweet rant* :o)
I’m almost hesitant to say anything about this cause there is so much willful ignorance regarding haircare — so this is take it or leave it
Got an email the other day from someone who has been using a latest fad hair regimen that involves among many things, not washing your hair for a month. And using certain combinations of “natural” products & maintaining a damp environment on one’s scalp—
All of this *supposedly* will attribute to hair growth. Sorry. Pure garbage. BUT, what concerns me is that the person has a scalp problem. The person who tried this fad regimen for hair growth wrote to me that her scalp now has a horrible odor & she’s experiencing hair loss. :-/
Now, she’s smart enough to have already scheduled a doctor’s appointment. Good. Cause that’s all I would’ve had to say to her. Please see a doctor!
Point is this. Please beware. There’s not a dermatologist in this country who would advise anyone of any hair type to forego washing.
This woman probably has a very bad bacterial infection on her scalp now. :-( Not washing hair combined with a damp environment =nothing good
People forget our scalp is just skin. It is covered with normal bacteria, yes. But throughout our day we pick up other pollutants, bacteria and our own microscopic shedding dead skin flakes.
Our hair & scalp picks up all kinds of stuff! I’m home 90% of the time & when I had Kev hold a magnifier to my hair he saw carpet fibers! (ooh, get your mind out the gutter! lol. Due to the air ventilation system that circulates in the house).
Our hair & scalp picks up SO many things. It accumulates over time. Water alone can remove *some* of it, but absolutely not all of it. :-/
Again, would u ever just wash your BODY with water alone for 30 days straight? I understand aversion to chemicals, but hygiene is important.
All of us have different body chemistry. For every woman who doesn’t wash hair for a month with no problems (*supposedly* cause you can’t smell it through your computer monitor) there will be another 100 women who will have problems. And those scalp/bacteria problems may trickle to the face. And cause bad acne or rashes.
I once handled the hair of someone who had what we considered “good hair” at the time. She never washed it. My palms were black after touching it. I never looked at her “good hair” the same way again!
So that’s all I have to say. Its not about opinions. Ask yourself, what would a licensed doctor say to me? Science & medical standards matter!
So please be careful. There are no shortcuts to hair growth.