Friday, November 5, 2010

Friend Friday: Au Naturale

1. The move to do away with soap, shampoo and deodorant has been
growing in popularity in the last year. What are your thoughts on this

I love this trend, probably because I participate in it myself. Although I must say please, please PLEASE use some type of deoderant. It gets hot as haedes around these parts in the summer and I really don't need to inhale and discover that you smell like onions *gas face*. However, I do like to use soaps with a natural base when I can, but the biggest change so far has been with my shampoo. I rarely shampoo and when I do, I try to use shampoos with more natural, gentle ingredients. That's one thing I've done in the past year that I've never really done before - I pay attention to what I put on my body. Before 2010 I didn't even know what parabens were *true story*.

2. Be honest how often do you wash your own hair?

I wash my hair with shampoo once or twice a month. Otherwise I co-wash about twice a week.

3. Have you tried to go the more natural route by forgoing shampoo?
What happened? Or would you be tempted to try it?

As I mentioned I only shampoo twice a month or so. If I skip co-washing for a week, I get flakes, so that's a big no-no for me. I only skip co-washing if I'm extremely busy or sick.

4. What products do you use and have you ever gone with more organic

For my shampoos I use something from the Organic Olive Oil hair line. For conditioners I bounce between the same line and Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. God my hair loves that stuff! As for my body products if I'm not using any new natural soap that I find at Whole Foods, then you know I'm using my favorite product, Luna Bleu. It makes me smell soooo yummy!

5. What about that daily shower? Would you forgo that opting to shower
three times a week instead?

I guess I would really need to see the point before giving a true answer. I need someone to explain to me how me forgoing a shower daily really helps in the end. I don't get it.

So, how about you ladies and gents. Are you riding the new au naturale wave? Do tell!