What happens to your hair if you don't use shampoo for a year

Wednesday 27 July 2016 09:00

...nothing, apparently.

The 'No Poo' movement, as it is called, has been growing in popularity over the last few years, as being a dirty hippy who doesn't wash their hair comes back into fashion.

Well, not quite - people are still washing their hair. Just not with the chemicals in shop-bought shampoo.

While initially quitting shampoo in favour of soap, baking powder, vinegar or any other number of things No Poo enthusiasts swear by will make your hair temporarily gross as your scalp learns to stop producing so much oil, they all report that their hair is healthy and looks better than ever after a few months.

Over at The Hairpin there's a good guide on how to quit shampoo if you're so inclined.

More: The one mistake you should never make with shampoo

More: A public health campaign in Canada is asking people 'Are you getting enough D?'