I entered the Summer Hair Challenge, which was run by the website: No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products–and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics. The book, written by Siobhan O’ Connor and Alexandra Spunt, is one that I previously reviewed here, on my site, and continue to reference. (Past review)
When I saw a post about a Hair Care Challenge, I was all over it. Plus, as the infomercials would say, “But Wait…there’s More!…” Yes, here’s what @Nodirtylooks wrote:
“This year we’re offering some extra incentive too: A brain-meltingly good haircare basket courtesy of NuboNau. The winner—who will be chosen at random—will get products from Rahua, John Masters, and Intelligent Nutrients. Worth the price of admission, wouldn’t you agree?”
Why, yes, of course, I agree!
Here were the rules and instructions: “Some time in the next few days, when you get up in the morning, shower, shampoo and condition your hair using nontoxic natural products, comb it when you get out of the shower, and that’s it. No leave-ins, no heat. Once it’s dry, send us a pic. No sneaking in a little blast from the dryer on your roots, no irons, no natural leave-ins, and certainly no toxic ones. Naked hair, air-dried.”
Instructions: As we said above, you have to get it wet, whether you use shampoo and conditioner or both or neither is up to you. You can use a brush or a pick, obviously. Once your hair is dry, take a pic with your phone or computer or whatever and send it to us at nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com with HAIR CHALLENGE in the subject line.”
Why is No More Dirty Looks doing this challenge: ”We all wage war with our hair on a semiregular basis trying to make it look some other way than it does naturally, and hey, nothing wrong with that. We do it too. But we also want to see what happens when we switch to nontoxic, nonstripping products, and then leave our manes alone.”
Moxie followed the directions: Naked hair, air-dried. Here’s my picture:
Why am I OK with how my air-dried, naked hair looks? I believe it’s because I always make sure to get regular trims from my hair stylist. Let me preface my personal comments with this full disclosure: I am not a hair stylist.
I listen to what countless articles, shows, and my own stylist recommends.
On average, hair grows one half inch, every four weeks.
I like the length of my hair, (as seen in the photo), and therefore every six to eight weeks I have it trimmed to maintain it at that length.
By scheduling haircuts on a regular basis, I have been told that it helps to keep my hair not only healthy, but strong. Anything additional that someone does to their hair (be it coloring or perms, etc.) *may* cause hair to become dry or have split ends, and that would require more frequent trims.
For the record, I do not perm my hair. I actually used to, in the early 90′s, and let’s just say…fortunately I am not a star, as my picture would be featured in one of those “What was she thinking?” Uh-huh, Hip? Of course, I thought so. Looking back. Not. At. All.