So I've been no poo for almost 9 months now! I did an experiment last week and shampooed my hair. I forgot how much my hair tangles after washing it with shampoo. What a mess! Anyways, now 6 days later, my hair's just starting to look greasy! Before going no poo, I had to wash my hair every single day or else it'd be as greasy day 2 that it now is on day 6. This is probably my best kept secret. (Still haven't told my friends or family. Hopefully that'll happen soon!) I haven't experimented with much, just some tea rinses, applesauce and honey! I knew from the get go I wanted to be WO, and I didn't want to mess with BS, it seemed too similar to shampoo for me when I was trying to get my hair out of the "needs to be washed everyday" phase.
Since going no poo, I haven't traveled for a length of time long enough that I had to worry about washing my hair while traveling. But I'll be traveling shortly! I am WO but recently found my hair loves WO+honey, to combat dryness.
My fears: I've heard plenty on this community about hard water. I believe my water is somewhat-hard. While visiting my dad a while back I took a shower at his house and my hair turned out AWFUL, I figured it was because I was going through my transition phase, but now I'm not so sure, he might have hard water. I don't want hard water ruining my no poo experience.
Oh, and another thing. Soon I'll be moving (across state lines), I'm worried about how I'll have to tweak my routine! I'd rather not go through the lengthy process of figuring out how my hair and new water will get along. Should I invest in a shower filter? How exactly do the "portable" ones work? I've tried to look for them but I guess I'm not sure exactly what I should be looking for.
This is where you come in. Any advice? Have any of you gone through this? Is a shower filter worth the money? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds!
- moving/traveling and no poo?