There's been a lot of talk about the latest must-try "low poo" haircare trend - where you reduce the number of times you shampoo your hair every week - but there are also several misconceptions about the consequences of going low poo. We're here to debunk those urban legends and give it to you straight (or curly).
"If it doesn't mousse, it's doesn't wash"
We're so used to shampoo that the idea of washing our hair with a product that doesn't lather up can seem strange: "How can it clean my hair if it doesn't go all foamy?" The answer is - it can! Low poo haircare products contain far fewer chemicals, which is why they a) don't mousse and b) are better for your hair!
"Not using shampoo gives you dirty hair"
Not true either! There are plenty of alternatives to using shampoo that do just as good a job at removing dirt and dead cells from your hair. The low poo haircare approach doesn't mean you don't wash your hair, you just don't use shampoo to do it. You don't even have to cut out shampoo completely, you can alternate cleansing methods. A conditioning cleanser does the same thing as shampoo, without stripping hair of nutrients then coating the fibers in chemicals.
"When you don't use shampoo, your hair looks greasy"
Fans of low poo would strongly disagree! They argue that, by reducing shampoo usage, hair gets less and less greasy over time. Likewise with conditions such as dandruff or frizz. By keeping your washing routine as simple as possible, your hair can rediscover its natural state - the way it was born to be!
Are you thinking about jumping on the low poo bandwagon?