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Giving Up Shampoo: A Horror Story

The following is loosely transcribed from the diary I kept after being asked to abstain from washing my hair for fourteen days in a row.

01.31.17
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I would share the actual diary, but I don’t want anyone seeing the specifics of my handwritten plan for a violent government overthrow until the Obamas get back from Palm Springs and I have Sasha’s explicit blessing to carry on. Also, I don’t want anyone to see who I’m crushing on!!

Day 1: The only thing that relaxes me anymore is bathing. I’ve been taking a shower for more than two-thirds of 2017. Eliminating hair-washing from my life for two weeks means more than just an absence of wet alone time. It also means plenty of grease. I’m sweating a lot right now because I’m trying to make it to 100 classes at a certain boutique fitness studio that costs close to $300 a month so that I can get a free pair of logo socks. It doesn’t seem worth it, does it, now that I’m seeing that written down.

I’m also sweating a lot because a no-joke psychopath has taken control of the highest office in the United States and I wake up from a lot of night terrors. For example, I dreamed I went to Disney World and the theme of one of the new areas of the park was “Tyvek Land,” as in that wallpaper that covers houses as they’re being built. I don’t know if you’re familiar with it. I grew up in suburban Chicagoland.

Some facts: I have a lot of hair on my head, possibly too much, and the individual strands are extremely fine, which means they get dirty easily. Plus, I’ve trained my hair to be dependent on shampoo because I, like you, am a capitalist pawn for Big Hair. I wash my hair every day to every other day or else it becomes a late-Kardashian style wet look on top and a yellow tumbleweed on bottom.

I have some hope for this challenge. For as much time as I spend on skincare each month, I do little to my hair, which is medium princessy when it dries on its own. Here I am on Day 1. Technically, I hadn’t washed my hair in two days when I started this exercise. I don’t yet understand the challenges that await.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 1

If you know me, you know I’m a searcher, which is why I continue to embark on unrewarding, expensive multi-week schemes that often involve nudity and blenders for the purposes of personal growth and also logo socks.

Day 2: My hair’s not doing great when I wake up, but I douse it in dry shampoo for 45 seconds straight and go to school. I use this dry shampoo because it has no scent and is cheap, though I find over the course of the day that it doesn’t hold up to much weather agitation.

I’m in a fairly fussy fiction-writing program at a university named after a bad man of note, and few of my peers there know about my secret life as a confessional acne poet and part-time stunt queen. I say nothing to anyone besides, “How was your break. Did you get any writing done? I got no writing done. Did you?”

I leave for school looking like this, which is fine. Do you like my lip stain? It’s this.

But when I get home six hours later, I look like this:

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 2 later

My hair is a lopsided wedge, my lip stain has bled, and I am no closer to figuring out how to land a Twitter-to-book publishing deal despite sitting through an entire day of classes.

Day 3: It was a cold rainy day and I think I’m starting to look like a craggy Jimmy Neutron. You’re wondering why it is that I only own one shirt, this one with a white collar. I’m as surprised as you are. As it turns out, I wear this shirt in roughly 75% of this two-week challenge. I wash it once the entire time, which is better than nothing.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 3

Day 5: Day 4 passes uneventfully in a topknot, but at the end of the day, I take a good hard look in the mirror to assess my values. I decide to self-impose a rule against topknots. Topknots are cheating even though for some reason, dry shampoo isn’t?

Anyway, on day 5, I wake up looking like what I imagine my mom looked like in 1981, except without the same ambition or generally reliable sense of cardinal direction. At this point, my scalp is harboring a metric ton of aerosol talcum powder. The hair begins to stand up on its own accord, which I think is very brave.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 4

I look at this photo for awhile and realize that I need to step up my look because people are going to see my documentation. I put on makeup for like an hour and spend like nine minutes staging this photo against my bathroom wall. I do not, strangely enough, think this might be a good opportunity to wear a new shirt. Oh my god, this fucking shirt. It’s from Uniqlo. This isn’t even an endorsement of this shirt necessarily. I also own it in blue.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 4 later

Day 6: This is where it all starts to get dire. My head is so itchy that I break the skin while scratching and watching This Is Us at noon on a weekday. I don’t know why I’m still watching this show. I don’t know why I’m still participating in this challenge that literally nobody but me is observing or enforcing. I guess we have to cling to what we have right now. My skin is beginning to break out, which I blame on This Is Us.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 5

Day 7: I email Leslie (my editor) asking if I’m allowed to wash my hair with apple cider vinegar. She says yes, because apple cider vinegar doesn’t foam. As is my custom, I do next-to-no research about what apple cider vinegar is supposed to do to hair. I pour it directly on my scalp and it burns A LOT. I scream, but nobody hears me. I also blind myself for a couple of seconds.

My hair ends up drying like this??? The apple cider vinegar somehow made it stringier and grayer. This is possibly the worst I’ve ever looked, including that spring in eighth grade when I had meningitis and mono at the same time.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 7

Day 9: I take a 10 p.m. train to D.C. and at 3 a.m., I arrive at my best friend’s apartment. I make her tell me about her boyfriend and gossip about people we haven’t seen in eight years even though I woke her up and climbed into her bed in the middle of the night.

I sleep until 10:30 a.m. while she conducts conference calls because she has a “job.” This is also inauguration day. I pretend to read a book because I meant to boycott the broadcast but ended up watching it anyway. I have a new catchphrase, and it is “eat shit.”

I have a horrible energy about me and forget to comb my eyebrows into place. I decide for like 45 minutes that I don’t care, that I’m sacrificing my face to the resistance. My hair does seem to be an improvement on yesterday’s sentient-grease rag look.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 9

Day 10: My sister knitted me a pussy hat for the Women’s March. We meet that morning and I am thankful for the homemade gift, which I pull over the unibraid I’ve crafted down my scalp. My entire group is rude to me about how high up on my head I tend to wear hats, but height is important to me. It creates the illusion of power.

We run into Dorinda and Carole. My primary passion is looking at Real Housewives memes on my phone, so I am extremely happy. Neither of them can see how greasy my hair is thanks to the hat. I regret that I had some gossip about Jill Zarin and didn’t share.

My sister is to my right, looking like the 3.0 version of me. It’s not fair sometimes.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 10

I spend the entirety of the night in my best friend’s bed faving Instagrams while she goes out and communes and brainstorms with friends and other young people.

Day 11: I finally get a new outfit. I’m still in D.C., don’t have any dry shampoo with me and am about to go to brunch with a baby whose social media presence I follow closely. I need to look good. I’m not satisfied with my wedgehead (left), so I look to the advice of a British teen on YouTube to create this simple topsy-tail look. I watch the video on my phone while taking a body shower and using my best friend’s razor.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 11 later horizontal

My hair possibly looks worse post-YouTube.

That night, I get back to New York and brush my hair for the first time all weekend. I’m more concerned about hormonal chin acne than my hair and spend ~two hours picking at it while catching up on This Is Us, which continues to not be a good television program.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 11 latest

Day 12: A corner, it has been turned. Without the aid of dry shampoo, I leave my house with pretty good hair. I Instagram the below picture and receive the validation I so crave. This is my version of a thirst trap. Look how I have those two buttons undone. I’m in the blue version of that white shirt.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 12

Day 14: I’m riding high on Day 13. I wake up the final day of this challenge, which happens to coincide with my 100th fitness class. I finish the class.

The pair of socks I’ve been working towards for six months are on back order, according to the studio manager.

This is a devastating blow.

I wanted to Instagram those socks.

To add insult to injury, I get home and I discover I have dandruff and have possibly had it that whole time because I never bothered looking on top of my head. It could be worse, I told myself, it could be lice.

No Poo Claire Beauty Man Repeller Day 14

In lieu of celebrating with a pair of socks, I decide to shower.

Claire Carusillo is a freelance and fiction writer in New York. She writes a weekly beauty newsletter offering off-label product usage advice.

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  • snakehissken

    This was kind of inspirational. Your hair doesn’t look terrible to me in any of the pictures, which means that my hair might only look terrible to me in pictures.

    Did you enjoy the feeling of freshly showered hair?

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      want to know a cool secret? i’ve only washed my hair once since this experiment ended on friday, and i’d say i’m doin ok!!!

  • Natty

    i had to take a break from reading halfway through because my laughter was causing a disturbance to my colleagues

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      omggggggg

    • Lilli

      HAHAH ME TOO I CAN’T BREATHE

  • Charlotte

    This couldn’t come at a better time. I wanted to ask the MR community about this earlier, but with all the other things going on I didn’t know when.

    A little over a month ago I stopped using the contraceptive pill. It had benefits, I would never deny those, but it has cost me my social-emotional health for years. If only I knew then what I know now… (but then again, that’s how life works a lot of the times). It’s only 6 weeks after I have taken my last pill and I feel happier, less anxious etc. But unfortunately new issues surfaced.

    I am experiencing (excessive) hair loss and I cannot describe how it makes me feel. It’s emotionally draining to see those hairs ending up in the shower drain, shirt, scarf, (and once in my food!), having Solange singing ‘don’t touch my hair’ every time I want to brush or touch it, and knowing that it might become far worse since I am only in the early stages of this transition.

    I wanted to ask if others have had experience with hair loss, and if so… do you have any valuable tips? I am taking vitamins and supplements (biotine, borage oil for hormone balance, omega 369, vitamine D, multivitamines, hair, skin, nails from Solgar) and have had blood tests to make sure they match my needs. But I feel like I am just waiting… and the waiting game is killing me. I am asking the MR community because somehow you always feel like great pals who don’t bow down when it starts to feel difficult or slightly uncomfortable :).

    • Leigh

      I also had serious hair loss a few months ago, due to a hormonal shift post-baby. We are talking clogged drains with huge clumps of hair every time I took a shower. What really worked for me is Biotin daily (which you are already taking) and take prenatal vitamins. I started taking them again when I couldn’t take the hair loss anymore and it has made a noticeable difference for me. I still shed, but not nearly as much.

      • Charlotte

        Hi Leigh, first congratulations on being a mother! I’m really happy to read that Biotin worked for you. Motivates me to keep taking those. I will look at prenatal vitamins (what is in them, or taking them). Good to hear that you noticed difference!

        • Leigh

          Thanks! I will warn you since you went off birth control that the prenatal vitamins will make you more fertile, so be extra careful! But it really helped with my hair loss.

          • Charlotte

            Thanks Leigh! I am checking with my doctor for iron levels before using the prenatal vitamins, but if those turn out okay I’m trying it! Thank you for the extra warning about fertility. 🙂

        • Meg S

          Keep taking the biotin. My hair definitely looks better after I started taking it compared to when I didn’t.

          • Charlotte

            Thanks Meg 🙂 Good to hear!

          • Meg S

            You’re welcome. My other secret is this shampoo: https://www.mishibox.com/products/skylake-oriental-herb-cool-shampoo It came in my subscription box one month and I’ve used it ever since. I use the conditioner too, and there are trial versions of both for $5 each on that web site.

          • Charlotte

            Going to see if they also ship/have it in Europe! Thank you 🙂

          • Meg S

            I know that site ships internationally with no shipping rates over $10-ish, but you might have better luck trying a K-beauty shop based in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. Good luck! 🙂

    • Aydan

      I’d check in with a doctor. Mine (extreme hair loss) coincided with a flare up of cystic acne in my mid-20s aka hormonal change due to stress. Def chat with a doctor to make sure you don’t have any other symptoms or that anything else gets out of whack!

      • Charlotte

        Hi Aydan! Thank you. I only went to the doctor to get a blood test, but we didn’t discuss anything else that could cause the hair loss. I will definitely follow up your advice! 🙂

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      i’m a horrible authority on basically everything, but here i am…. once i took Viviscal because i was curious. i broke out into cystic acne pretty immediately! i have friends who suffer from stress-related alopecia, etc and i’ve heard good things about rogaine.

      also, i’m on Spiro! i don’t have hair loss, but i also know people who have had great success going on Spiro for hair loss.

      • Charlotte

        Hi Claire! First, loved your article. You are a very talented and funny writer :). Thank you for replying to this question. I never heard of Spiro before, but I just looked it up. Going to add that to the list of questions I have for my doctor. Thank you.

    • M Rae

      similar to others, mine is definitely related to stress (which is so hard to admit let alone actually alter your daily life enough to FIX said stress) and viviscal seemed like it helped but immediately brought on cystic acne. one thing not yet mentioned in tandem with other supplements and vitamins is zinc…that in combination with more sleep and an honest look at stress has helped me loads. check out Carolines recommended dosage etc specifically relating to hair loss!! http://www.carolinehirons.com/2015/01/januarys-pillbox.html

      • Charlotte

        You hit the nail on the head (sorry about that one) – stress is incredibly difficult to reduce when it’s so interwoven with your daily life/routine. There is a minimal amount of zinc in my multivitamines, but I doubt that it is enough to target hair loss. I will make sure to ask about that too! Thank you for looking up the website. I’m going to read it now!

    • klynb

      Since the Pill makes your body hormonally mimic pregnancy, use Leigh’s post-pregnancy suggestions. It will eventually stop.

      • Charlotte

        Hi! I will definitely look into that. I did not come across that tip before – so very helpful suggestion!

    • anonymousanemones

      Hey Charlotte! I had this happen to me (yay team ‘no birth control because it’s hurting our emotional health’?!) and about 6-9 months in it started getting quite a bit better. Something that helped me a lot was tracking symptoms (I used the Clue app), which just got me in the habit of noticing “oh, at this point in my cycle it’s worse” etc., so it wasn’t such an emotional blow each time. Also yup, stress is a huge factor & talk to your doctor. Also also, that prenatal trick below is friggin genius. Good luck!

      • Charlotte

        Thank you for the the app suggestion – never thought of that and good to keep track of things. I hate that our team of ‘no pill as birth control because of our emotional health’ is so big! But it’s good to hear that it got better over the months! 🙂 Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it!

  • bb222

    I sense a manrepeller post-to-book deal. This was hilarious.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      omggg

  • Jennifer

    Man, my day 2 looks more like your day 11 or perhaps the wash with apple cider vinegar.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      wow thank you!!!

      • Alexis Thomolaris

        Same…without challenging myself to no hair washing I’ve easily gone 4/5 days, and trust me, it’s disturbing!! You look good girlie, even after 14 days!!!

  • KaitlinC

    I needed this today. Cracking up! Your hair looked amazing the whole time! One day without washing and I get dry-shampoo induced flakes and that wet look, but not in a good way.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      hate when That Wet Look goes wrong

  • Haley Nahman

    Claire i’m dying x 100 @ u

  • Mari

    Did you ever get it wet besides the apple cider vinegar day?

  • This was hilarious.

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  • Loved it all (and just signed up for your newsletter, Claire)! I’m absolutely shocked and *impressed* that you went two weeks without washing your hair and only wore it up once! The longest I can go w/o shampoo is three days and you better believe my hair is hidden away in some pile on top of my head for that last day.

    xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

  • Fran

    Ugh I swear I think your hair looks amazing in ALL THE PICTURES. I love that dirty hair has so much texture, I’m not a big fan of hair washing myself (I shower every day but I wash my hair 1x or 2x a week at most) and what I’m wondering after seeing your experiment is… what about the smell? There are some days when I think my hair still looks ok but I wash it because of the smell (because it usually can’t handle any more dry shampoo at that point)

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      My hair ended up smelling like “hair.” Do you know how your skin starts to smell like flesh when you’re in the sun for a long time? (This could just be me.)

      This was the hair equivalent of that smell

  • alexalexalexLA

    so great

  • You did not wash your hair for 14 days and still caused me such Hair Envy?!? *sigh*

    • Claire

      For real, her hair looks beautiful in almost every photo!

  • Caroline

    Haven’t washed my hair for going on 3 years now, learned some tips for the ‘no poo flakes’. Fun to see you going through it cold turkey! While you may not be a convert, your do was looking fab day 12, post brush <3.

    • Allison

      Wait, never in 3 years ?? 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Gina

    I just started no poo-ing and it’s going really well! Surprised this ended with you washing your hair when it could be the transition to coming off shampoo. I use baking soda & apple cider vinegar. After the third week I started seeing results

  • Yvonne Dunlevie

    Claire this is funnier than when you dressed up as Virginia Wolf for Halloween and slowly pulled out the props on Facebook live. Way to really go for it.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      lolololol

  • Daisy

    I think I need that shirt now. What size did you get? Does it even matter?

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      it’s a medium and i typically wear a medium/large. i really don’t think it matters. i can’t emphasize enough how enormous this shirt is

      • Daisy

        lol perf! medium it is. the enormity is 90% the appeal – like a sleeping bag made of shirt material…but with a collar so I can wear it to work!

  • Amelia Diamond

    I laughed so loudly so many times that I am sweating

  • grace

    oh my god i did this in 2013 and i finally caved in and shampooed when i started to smell like friend chicken.

    i wake up every morning with a mess of greasy, kinky, snarled, and matted hair no matter what i do. i was convinced that excessive shampooing that was causing my excess oil production, but alas, the no-poo challenge taught me that i’m actually just an oily individual and it’s just fine to shampoo every morning if i want to conform to our societal hygienic standards.

    • grace

      fried chicken. not friend chicken. although i probably smelled like a friend chicken too.

  • pamb

    lol yes free socks! I did some barre class that I have blocked from my brain and tried SO HARD to get the required number of classes in but then life happened and I was like “I can just buy another pair at Nordstrom Rack or Marshall’s if I really need them”. P.S. I didn’t need them.

    Dying that you met Dorinda and Carole! Love that they were together and marching. Just yesterday on Twitter someone asked Bethenny why she wasn’t getting political and she literally said “sorry to disappoint you.” Yes, I am disappointed Bethenny, I thought you were a real person but it turns out you’re probably more afraid for your brand. Boo.

  • b.e.g.

    I have always washed my hair once a week. I’ve never had any funky smell, or flakes because of this practice. Sometimes in summer it is necessary to wash it more because I must remove the pool chlorine, but otherwise once a week regardless of weather. I leave in salt water though, as it does great things to my doo. I find that my hair looks best the day I plan to wash it. Go figure. When I was a teenager my girlfriend was told by her dermatologist to stop washing her hair every day. Apparently what happens is that you accustom your hair and scalp to daily washing. Daily washing is basically giving yourself a daily scalp massage, and for those with oily hair you are activating the oil glands with those daily massages. So if you can accustom your scalp to say once or twice a week, then you will produce less oil. Eventually. I forget how long it took.

  • Your experiment fascianted me. My hair looks like your day 9 hair after 2 or 3 days. Sometimes even after 1 day :/ I used to wash it every other day but I’ve been trying to wash it less. With the help of a lot of beanie days this winter I’ve reduced it to a couple times a week. It feels less dry but it still gets greasy 🙁

  • Lice only like clean hair, if experience serves from my parent-as-lice-searcher persona.
    I want to thank you for giving zero f*cks and presenting the unvarnished you. I will go to Instagram and pour the liking on in payment.
    (profanity astrixed for that parent thing)

  • Harling Ross

    reading for the 10th time today hi hello what’s up

  • Alex

    I can barely make it past 4 days…. let alone 14 AND YOU DID IT. (Clapping hand emoji’s)

  • Raisa Bruner

    claire you’re perfect never change

  • Charlotte Ellens

    This is just magical. About two days in to no washing my hair normally feels like it’s taking on a life of it’s own. You did great.

  • rachel

    1. I have accidentally gone two weeks without washing before (I keep saying “i’ll do it next time” every time I shower)
    2. you are hilarious and amazing
    and
    3. wedge head is officially going to be my new lewk so thank you for that

  • Kelly

    My hair does not look like that when unwashed.. I’m so jealous. All I get is flat, oily, sad roots.

  • Your Hairs look beautiful even after 14 day of no shampoo.
    should girls with fine hairs go for this challenge?

    • Meg S

      As someone with fine hair, I wouldn’t take this challenge. I don’t have nearly this much hair, and I rely on rollers and styling products for volume. I give my hair a break on weekends if I’m not going out, but that’s only one day and my hair looks awful the next morning. I’ve used dry shampoo on plans in a last ditch effort to salvage my hair after overnight international flights, and ended up wearing a hat in the end.

      • Melmck

        Agreed! My fine hair seems to deflate by half in volume each day I choose not to wash it. I would wash daily if I weren’t a little less lazy.

  • I wanted so badly to stop using shampoo. I was someone who if I didnt wash it daily I would have hair that looked wet it was so greasy. 5 years ago I had to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction and used that as my window of opportunity. It took about 3 weeks to push through the greasy mess but it was worth every minute of it (easy to say now). I have not used shampoo in 5 years. I do use conditioner once a week but that is it. My hair has never been as healthy or as manageable as it is now (not that its great now, but its 1000x times better).

    The only thing I have to say is I learned I have to stay away from silicones as the conditioner or water alone wont break them down. But I would never in a million years go back to shampooing!

  • Your hair is so thick! I would look like a drowned rat if I tried this experiment.
    Also, how good is that Madewell bandana?? Game changer.

  • Angela

    Hi I’ld love for you all to do a follow up with a black woman because there’s definitely a decent size portion of black women that routinely go two weeks (or longer) without washing their hair. Would love to see something like this to show that it isn’t normal / how often you need to wash your hair also depends on texture / etc. 🙂

    • Angela

      oops i mean it isn’t strange (not it isn’t normal)!

      • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

        would also love to see this post! texture is everything!

        especially curious to see what a two week hair-span looks like for those women who have gone most of their adult life washing once in that time! probably looks a lot less greasy than mine.

        also, v curious about how to rid hair of any sort of styling product without dousing hair in sulfates the night after to wash them all out

        • LizzieB

          Give a clarifying rinse or clarifying shampoo a shot. I’m personally OBSESSED with the Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse (because it’s awesome and only $10), but there are tons of others out there.

          Re: shampoos, there are several clarifying ones that are sulfate free, R+Co Oblivion comes to mind.

  • Imaiya Ravichandran

    LOLL!! but This Is Us (along with bey’s pregnancy announcement) highkey reaffirms my belief in love and all things good in this cruel,cruel world…

  • karen dixon

    DAY 7!! LOLOLOLOL

  • phillyspice

    Hilarious!

  • Meg S

    Reading MR on the sly at work made me miss Louise on your wall. Maybe my kitchen doesn’t need more fork and spoon artwork. Maybe it really needs Louise Belcher.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      my sister (the one who made me the hat) painted it for me!!!

      • Meg S

        Wow, I thought it was a poster. Your sister is awesome!!!

        • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

          she’s a good woman. she also makes pins!

          https://www.etsy.com/shop/saladdayspins

          • Meg S

            That ladies in waiting set is awesome and I now have another place to throw money once I remember my etsy password. Thanks!

  • BK

    I envy the hair-havers who can not wash their hair with gay abandon. I suffer the usual symptoms of non-washing: greasy yet frizzy, dandruff, horrible sour odour. I have come up with the rather novel remedy of me just fucking washing my hair each day and ignore whatever grim maledictions the internet flings in my direction, and my hair is still comfortably thick, relatively fast-growing, and easily survives being bleached to whale bone-whiteness once a month. I’m not concerned and my scalp is as clean as my conscience.

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      this is empowering

  • Caitlin Kunkel

    I was SCREAMING with laughter during this. The shirt! The dry shampoo! This is Us! And you’re talking about Pure Barre, right?

    • CLAIRE CARUSILLO

      lol yessssssss

  • lily

    This is the best thing I have read all week oh man <3

  • Fele Nigra

    wonderful! i shared on fb too..i would also share about intensive c serum use that is now a days in trend. https://youtu.be/McLFXyi9YjQ

  • Dana Scully

    HELP THIS IS SO FUNNY

  • ApocalypsoFacto

    After being harassed repeatedly by my stylist about washing my hair too much, I tried only washing it twice a week for a couple of weeks and I got the same gross dandruff Claire got. I was horrified. What gives with that stuff?

  • Srsly.2017

    This is intensely poor, vapid and self-obsessed writing.

  • Thanks so so much for sharing. I will try.

  • there is a lot of fear about shampoo and a lot of shampoo bashing in the recent past. not many folks are realizing that the product is not really as bad as they believe. organic and natural cosmetic makers are bad-mouthing shampoos that have done little harm. the blame lies on a handful of shampoo makers who are messing up hair growth cycles and scalp health with some contraband chemicals. rather than simply refusing to use shampoo, a better options could be using all herbal shampoos like IHT9 Shampoo – minus all the risks

  • orissa

    this is the funniest shit i have ever read!!!!!!!!! i literally cannot control my laughter, my abs hurt. A++++

  • Annari

    You are funny! Talented.. I am being exiled out of my bedroom by my husband for laughing at 1 am.

  • Célia

    If i dont wash my hair for 3 days they’re litteraly GLUED to my head and i look like a greasy thumb.

  • Ingrid

    Your hair on day 14 looks like mine on day 2!

  • Holly Laine Mascaro

    Dead: “As is my custom, I do next-to-no research about what apple cider vinegar is supposed to do to hair. I pour it directly on my scalp and it burns A LOT. I scream, but nobody hears me. I also blind myself for a couple of seconds.”

  • kc

    Hilarious. Where in Chicagoland are you from?

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