There’s a movement that is upending shower routinesacross the country.
– There’s a new trend in the beauty world.
It’s called the No Poo Method.
– The secret could be not shampooing.
Skip the shampoo.
Your hair’s better off without it.
At least that’s the sloganfor the No Poo Movement
that’s got people claiming they haven’t used conventional shampoo in years.
And their hair looks amazing.
But is this just a fad?
What would really happen if you didn’t shampoo your hair for an entire year?
To find out, we askeddermatologist Angela J. Lamb, MD,
from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
So what shampoos do mostly is they do
what’s called saponification.
So the actual shampoo comes along and
wraps around oil and dirt,
and when you rinse, it kindacomes out with the shampoo.
You kinda rinse out both the shampoo and the oil and dirt.
But most conventional shampoos are too good at what they do,
stripping away too much oil from your hair to the point
where you start producingextra oil to compensate.
As a result, after the firstfew days without using shampoo,
your hair will look and feelway more oily than normal,
especially if you have straight hair.
So for people that havestraighter-patterned hair, and like I said,
what happens with that patterned hair is the oils, the sebum, tend to progress downthe hair shaft faster,
so their hair is going tofeel oilier, dirtier sooner.
After a month of no shampoo,
that oil will have caught a good amount of dead skin cells, dirt,
and possibly even bacteria,
which could start to make your scalp itchy and even smell kind of funky.
I would say if you golonger than about a month,
that you may see some,again, what you would get
is sometimes odor, youwould get some trapping of bacteria on your scalp.
After six months to a year,
all the gunk can clog up your hair follicles,
which can prevent new hairfrom growing and, over time,
ultimately lead to hairthinning or even hair loss.
There’s also a risk ofyour scalp getting infected from all the bacterial buildup.
So the signs you want tolook for that would be
problematic that are telling you you’re not washing
your hair often enough are scale, odor, sometimes pimples that lead…that are basically saying
you’re getting an infection or bacteria.
Those would be the signs
that you would know that you’re not washing often enough.
But here’s the thing: rinsing your hair
with gentle cleaningagents like baking soda
or even just plainwater is often enough to
prevent itching, hair loss, and infection.
So how often should you be rinsing?
根本不用洗 或是不用冷水洗 还是不用洗发液洗以及多久洗一次
So to not wash at all, to use no water, no cold washing, no detergent, shampoo, I think the cut off for how long
you can go really does dependon your styling pattern.
So many people can dothat for a couple of days,
some people can do it longer,
I would say two to four weeks,
for example if your hairis locked or if you have
any kind of prosthetic in your hair
like a weave or a braid,
you often can go a littlebit longer just because
of the way the hair iskind of tied down and
not getting as disrupted.
So if you would like to washyour hair less frequently,
try to go maybe I’d say about three days
to a week and see how you do.
So you should still wash and rinse,
but you don’t have torepeat every single day.
Just try it out, and see how you do.