Well, isn’t it funny, just when you get the hang of things and start taking them for granted, everyone else is just starting the journey. To those of you who have just started, this is a look back on five years without shampoo.
The good news: I don’t even think about it anymore. My hair is now a creature of habit and independence. If it wants a rinse, it asks me from time to time (one every couple of weeks in the winter, more in the summer). Otherwise, it pretty much leaves me alone. That’s why this blog has transcended its original purpose: to tell you of the journey. My journey is finished, but many of you are just beginning, so, lets have some volunteer editors who’d like to join the NoShampoo editorial team. I can offer you a free t-shirt and a whole lot of fun, and who knows, as the concept grows, so will the rewards.
Now, let’s have a look back at what I’ve learned:
1. It was an adventure.
Yes there were ups and downs, times when my hair cried out in confusion. But thanks to all you noShampooers, I always had the strength to carry on.
2. It was fun.
Those of you haven’t, take a look at the flickr noshampoo album. It must have been fun
3. It was enlightening.
Any form of journey is by nature a learning experience. From this plateau, I can see the clear blue sea off to the south, the mountains to the north, the green dragon, and the white tiger. And most heartening of all, I see the great mass of you coming to join me.
4. Did I mention it was fun?
So, good luck to all of you out there and don’t forget, if you want to be the next sifu, write it in this here comment thread. And remember, however your hair feels, you will be welcome with open arms.