These Women Haven't Used Shampoo For Years - We're Jealous

These Women Haven't Used Shampoo For Years - We're Jealous

There's a new beauty trend on the block that we'd like to welcome with open arms: namely, ditching shampoo and letting your locks go au naturel.

Now, if you think that not washing your hair for days, weeks, months or even years will result in a deep-fat fryer-esque mess on top of your head, think again.

In fact, once you get over the initial greasy hump, it ends up looking pretty darn good.

Think of all that extra time in bed you'd have if you didn't have the shampoo-condition-towel-dry-blow dry-style saga to perform every (or every other) morning.

But the women are divided in their recommendations for a shampoo-free lifestyle. Lauren is a firm believer in "alterna-poo" (a Refinery 29-coined term that we hope will catch on), while Jaquelyn is "poo-free".

Writing on The Hairpin, Lauren shares her top wash tips as well as the key lessons she has learnt since ditching shampoo.

"You go through a terrible phase where you don’t wash your hair at all. When that phase is over, you do the following instead of using shampoo: put baking soda in your hair, rinse it out, put apple-cider vinegar in your hair, rinse it out. Repeat once every 5–7 days, washing with just water in the meantime. Boom bam boom, the end."

Jaquelyn denounced traditional hair-cleaning methods out of concern for the "paraben, phthalates, petroleum byproducts, and other dangerous toxic chemicals" in the average shampoo.

After a brief spout trying "the more expensive, more 'organic,' more 'natural' shampoos" and a baking soda/apple cider vinegar concotion - she decided her best option was to go without. Watch Jaquelyn's interview with HuffPost Live here.

Would you ever go shampoo free? Let us know in the comments below...

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