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What If You Stopped Washing Your Hair For A Year?

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped washing your hair? Washing our hair regularly is the basic hygiene tip we all know from childhood. Obviously, there aren't that many people who are willing to test it on themselves but, thankfully, experts already have an idea of how your hair would react to this bold experiment.

Well, the first couple of days of your experiment would introduce you to an all-natural hair moisturizer known as sebum. As you let your scalp deal with everything on its own, your hair follicles would start producing more sebum just to make sure that your hair is properly hydrated. As a result, your hair would become greasy and oily. Wanna know the other details? Then watch the video!

TIMESTAMPS:
How your hair would look like in the first days of the experiment 1:00
What problem you’d have to face in a month 2:05
Several months of no hair washing 2:55
What problem can come after 8 months of your new lifestyle 3:26
The 11th or 12th month of the experiment 3:53
Susan Elkin’s experience 4:44
“No Poo” movement 5:12

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SUMMARY:
- The first couple of days of your experiment would introduce you to an all-natural hair moisturizer known as sebum. As you let your scalp deal with everything on its own, your hair follicles would start producing more sebum just to make sure that your hair is properly hydrated.
- After a little over a month without shampoo, you’d have to face another problem: the stench! People who get to this stage of no hair washing usually say that it's kinda like a strong sour milk odor that follows you everywhere you go. The thing is, at this point of the experiment, your hair starts to trap moisture.
- Several months of no hair washing can result in not only a nasty stinky look but also occasional pain, especially if you wear your dirty hair in a bun. You see, tight ponytails or buns pull on your scalp, which irritates the nerve endings around your hair follicles.
- As you’d come closer to the 6- or 8-month mark of the experiment, another problem would arise: ingrown hairs. And as always, it's all thanks to oil and dirt build-up in your hair. Nonetheless, it's not the only issue that can come after 8 months of your new shampoo-free lifestyle.
- Another possible “surprise” towards the end of the experiment is a severe case of dandruff. In some cases, all these processes can start way earlier. So, as you can see, throwing your shampoo out the window isn't that great of a decision after all!
- Author and journalist Susan Elkin talked about her own experience with quitting shampoo for 5 years. According to her, during the first stages, as your hair is adjusting, you should be patient and help your hair by brushing it often. Brushing distributes the oil along your hair follicles and removes all the dirt and dust.
- There's a whole movement called “No Poo” that encourages people to stop using shampoos for good. And the reasoning behind it is completely logical! The strong chemicals that most shampoos contain are known to strip our hair of its natural oil, which actually damages it.
- “No poo” followers suggest giving it a month to see whether your hair will adjust to this new cleaning technique. What you have to do is rinse your hair with warm water and massage your scalp exactly like you would with shampoo. This will get all the oil out of your hair.

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