Do you watch the Today show? Well if you don’t, just to give you an idea, they have two shows, the early morning show with Matt Lauer and Al Roker and the rest of the team and then they have a late hour show with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb.
In mid January Kathie and Hoda brought attention to a blogger who had not washed her hair in 5 years. Let me clarify, no pun intended, she had not shampooed her hair in 5 years.
Jacquelyn Byers, writes a blog called LittleOwlCrunchyMomma where Little Owl is the nick name for her baby girl. If you read the original post Jacquelyn explains that she doesn’t use shampoo for some of the same reasons us curly girls try to avoid it, and that is sulfates. But she goes further to add that the ingredient lists on most shampoo bottles are questionable and she asks,”would you drink this?”
The reason Jacquelyn questions the ingredient list on a typical bottle of shampoo is simple, she believes that whatever you use on your skin and scalp can indeed enter your body.
Whatever you put on your body goes into your body, right? (I hope you know that). If you wouldn’t be comfortable drinking it, why would you be comfortable slathering it all over your head and then rinsing it down your body?
Natural product enthusiasts say that if you can eat it then you can use it in your hair. Of course this doesn’t apply to everything but we have gotten quite creative with what we use on our hair in the name of conditioning especially if we consider it all natural.
It took a while for me to think about how to approach this post, I thought Kathie Lee in particular was very harsh in her expression of how she felt about Jacquelyn’s habits, but then again she has always been a straight forward ‘opinionated”, border line” harsh” character anyway. They questioned if she washes anything else, you know like those other areas! They turned up there noses and wondered if she smelled.
Here is what Jacquelyn had to say in response: