well hello poppets! welcome to NO-‘POO WEEK! first up, what do during your salon visit!
a lot of hair salons give you a shampoo/condition before your cut, and then style your hair after. so what happens when no-‘poo-ers are due for a salon visit?
simply don’t have the hair stylist shampoo or condition your hair. salon products will coat your hair in silicones! if you do allow it, you will have to re-clarify (i know some people don’t mind re-clarifying. for me, it’s an unnecessary and very avoidable hassle). if you don’t want to tell them about being no-‘poo, just tell the stylist something along the lines of “oh, i just washed my hair earlier and don’t wanna wash it again.” but i think a lot of stylists find it intriguing 🙂
after you ask to forego the wash and you sit down in the chair, ask for either a water-only spray down cut OR a dry cut (both are fine, just your preference). the last time i got my hair cut was a dry cut. it felt weird just sitting down, quickly getting a cut, then leaving with dry hair, but i actually liked it! nothing went on my hair and i didn’t have to deal with wet hair after. the time before last, i got my hair sprayed down with only water and then cut. i liked that way too! especially if it’s hot outside.
now high five yourself for sticking to no-‘poo! but wait… what about the usual after-cut styling?
after a water-only spray-down cut (or regular cut, for that matter), stylists usually let you choose if you’d like them to dry & style your hair after your new cut. this is where it’s a judgement call on your part. YOU know your hair better than anyone. i personally don’t get my hair blow-dried or styled in the salon, because it’d be using heat and brushing hair while wet (neither of which i do nor advise). aaand, if you get a dry cut, you won’t have to worry about this!
my advice? don’t do it. first off, the chemicals used are harsh on hair. second, the full extent of damage you’re doing WILL show with being a no-‘poo-er because your hair won’t be coated in silicones to make it soft & shiny after your dye job. third, the color will fade rapidly if you’re using the baking soda routine. fourth, you will have to re-clarify after coloring to strip your hair back down… and that is going to be harsh on your hair since you just got it colored.
highlights/lowlights/root touch-ups/etc., are the same. i personally wouldn’t advise it, but your call! 🙂
lemme put it this way…. no. lol
the chemicals that make your hair permanently curly, wavy, or straight are literally realigning the bonds that hold your hair’s protein structure together a certain way. and perming solutions contain concentrations of the same chemical that is designed to remove unwanted body hair. true story. it’s just chemistry! perming/relaxing your hair is terrible. it’s pure, irreversible damage.
anything i’ve missed? any stories about no-‘poo salon visits? let’s hear it!
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