Is this the sight you want to wake up to? (Photo by alykat)
Surreal as it may seem, I've finally reached the grand finale. A month without using any hair products. I have succesfully managed using only water (well, there was that small experiment with vinegar, but that doesn't really count). To read how it began, click here.
To tell you the truth, when I first thought of this experiment I expected to see at least some results after a couple of weeks (OK, there were results, but not the kind I was looking for). And I was quite certain that after a month it'd be smooth sailing. I'd never have to wash my hair again. The success stories that I read convinced me that it could be done. They stories came, after all, from the eternal wellspring of wisdom that is the internet.
Of course, it obviously can be done, since I just did it. My hair does not completely clean itself, however. If I go more than a few days without so much as rinsing it, it looks and feels oily. In that sense this experiment has been a bit of a letdown.
On the other hand, I don't think I need to use shampoo or conditioner anymore. Washing with water every day or every other day seems to be enough, and I like the natural feel of the hair.
A month was probably too short a time period to show any remarkable results. Three months might've been more realistic. Then again, there were the horror stories of people who had dirty hair for five months, which doesn't exactly inspire me to try the same. Nevertheless, I've come too far to start using shampoo now.
I won't be posting about this experiment daily anymore, though I might update it every now and then. It's time for me to think of another inhuman experiment.