(Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in The Daily Citizen newspaper, Dalton, GA.)
RECYCLE & REUSE ARTICLE - Basics For More Natural Hair Care, Part 2 of 2
This is the second part in a two-part series about caring for your hair in a more natural and eco-friendly way.
"After washing your hair it’s time to dry and style. My flyaways are tamed with a little bit of organic virgin unrefined coconut oil from the health food section. Coconut oil also serves as a full-body moisturizer, replacing hair gel, hair spray, and body lotion.
To use the oil, scoop out just a teaspoon from the jar and warm it by rubbing it in between your hands, then apply to the desired areas. When applied to skin you should let it dry and absorb into the skin before putting on garments. This oil costs about one dollar per ounce, but it’s long-lasting and more cost-effective compared to other hair care products.
It’s been several months since I’ve switched and stopped using regular shampoo and conditioner. My hair is shiny, thicker and healthier — I love the results. For now, I’m happy, but am curious about trying another hair care method called no-poo, which is short for no shampoo. One of the main reasons to choose no-poo is all of the toxins present in commercial shampoo such as synthetic fragrance. Another reason is to develop healthier hair by allowing your scalp to develop a natural balance of oils, which have been stripped by commercial products. The no-poo method website at www.thenopoomethod.com states that no-poo-ers report being able to go two weeks easily without washing their hair."
Read the full article online at the Daily Citizen's website here (opens in new window): http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/lifestyles/recycle-reuse-basics-for-more-natural-hair-care-part-two/article_61d48268-359a-11e5-bafa-ef7be84cd375.html