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Low-wash hair

January 31, 2021

I really wanted to do a post today about my low-wash hair, I spent ages taking different selfies and hated all of them: my face is too round, I have lines and wrinkles, my skin isn’t smooth, blah blah blah… and then I remembered that I turn 45 in just over a week and live the life of my dreams. I reminded myself that this body can surf waves, hike & bike mountains, write poems; this person has worked hard to create a joy-filled life and has a beautiful family and some lovely friends to share all these things with. This face reflects all of this – so why would I want her to look any different?
Anyways! Returning to the hair situation. I’ve been on a super low-wash regime for a couple of years now. Last hair wash with a shampoo bar was NYE and she’s looking pretty healthy. I do a rinse every 10days or so with warm water than has some essential oils dropped in for a bit of lovely aromatic pazazz.
Things I’ve noticed on returning to old habits over Xmas – alcohol and a diet heavy in sugar makes my hair greasy. I haven’t drank since NYE and am noticing a marked improvement. Some days are greasier than others regardless of when the hair’s been washed which makes me feel that the key to great low-wash hair is a good vegan straight-edge diet. Which is where I’m at – hurrah! Still working on the sugar tho…

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