I am so fashionable.
This in the Fashion & Style section of the Times today: Of Course I Washed My Hair Last Year (Iâ€™m Almost Certain). It’s an odd little piece, mixing reporting on trendy beauty-parlor washing in New York with bits on the “shampoo free” movement in Australia. And the author is more than a little skeptical.
But it’s proof that questioning detergent-on-your-head has gone mainstream.
The article quoted an Australian radio host who hasn’t shampooed in a decade or so:
Mr. Glover had another reason why some Australians just say no: â€œWeâ€™re tired of feeling like cogs in the machinery of consumption. Thereâ€™s this feeling of liberation to be able to say no to an entire aisle of the supermarket.â€
Certainly a pleasant side effect of a healthy scalp!
(If you’re interested in how to stop using shampoo, check out this post from the other week: Shampoo? What shampoo? Simple herbal hair care.)