Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Stickin' It To The Shampoo-Industrial Complex

Over at Healthy Life, a regional magazine out of Albany, New York, I wrote an article explaining why -- this is true -- I have not shampooed my hair since March. The accompanying photo was taken last July, three months into my no-shampoo experiment.

Rare is the woman courageous enough to plunge herself headfirst into the field of gonzo women's beauty journalism. But I am that woman, yea, for verily I kick ass.

I'm still a libertarian, not a hippie. I swear.


Anonymous Your mother said...

Brush, brush, brush - one hundred strokes a night.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Geez, Mom, stop NAGGING me! I'm, like, grown-up and stuff.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Jeff P said...

One hundred strokes a night means brushing?
Boy, did I get that one wrong...

2:21 PM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

I still have a tube of Prell from the 1970s in the shower.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Taktix® said...

You, of course, are arguing from a biased perspective.

Such a hygiene practice might work in the Northeast, but in Florida, where you start sweating the millisecond you walk outside, regular hair cleaning is a must...

12:20 PM  
Blogger The Captain said...

I'm half way with you, Jen.
Years ago, I stopped blindly following the instructions on the shampoo bottles to "lather, rinse, repeat."

Once is enough, every other day.

Cap'n NoStar

9:40 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Off-topic, Cap'n: I tried posting a comment on your blog the other day, and eventually got an email from Google telling me it didn't go through; I guess my comment never made it to the point where your ladyfriend the moderator could get it. Dunno why. Probably because computers seem to bear a visceral hatred of me.

3:45 PM  
Blogger The Captain said...

Your comment showed up.
Thank you for your kind words.
Just 33 days till the wedding.


11:43 AM  
Anonymous smartass sob said...

Today is the 18th, so...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Ms. Abel. Or perhaps I should now refer to you as Ms. Benny? :-)

4:25 AM  
Anonymous A Moose said...

No kidding, same birthday as my daughter? That explains some things....

9:44 AM  
Anonymous A Moose said... it necessarily mutually exclusive to be a hippie or a libertarian? A lot of "hippies" are more libertarian than LP members in my experience.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Wife Beater said...

It's been a while since we've seen anything from Jennifer. I wonder if this whole shampoo thing had some negative side effects.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous MacGhil said...

Six years from the time I read about your giving up shampoo, I finally tried it. I know it's all the rage now, but this post is the first time I heard about it. It will be three weeks Friday of using suave coconut conditioner only, and my hair looks and feels fabulous. It is so soft and wavy, the static is gone, and there is far less hair in the drain than there used to be.

My stylist said it will continue to improve over time so I can't wait to see it in six months.

Thanks for the tip, Jennifer! I can't imagine you ever went back to shampooing. Your hair looked so gorgeous in your after pics, like the Little Mermaid.

11:36 AM  

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