the no-poo movement

Today while I was sorting through my RSS reader, I came across this post about the “no-poo” movement. For those who don’t know, that is short for the no shampoo movement. Specifically, this blogger is talking about the “curly girl movement“. The whole idea is that shampoo is full of harsh and hazardous chemicals that strip our hair of essential oils, and if we allow our hair to take care of itself, it will.

These people must not be runners. I understand taking care of our bodies and taking care of the environment and so on, but when I finish a hard run, I am so covered in sweat and dirt that I almost welcome some harsh chemicals. NO WAY I could bypass the soap or shampoo!