I know this is in the wrong section but I'm hoping to find a few people sympathetic to may cause here (rather than in "beauty and style"!). Yes I'm steriotyping, sorry :)
In a few weeks I will be heading off to a remote island for 3 months. The facilities are pretty basic: shelter, bed, and a long trek to drinkable water.
I'm not predicting much of a problem with personal hygiene as there is always the sea to rinse myself off in.
While this lack of washing doesn't phase me in the slightest, I will eventually return to civilization, and I have started to wonder what effect going 3 months without shampoo will have on my hair. I've always wanted to wean myself off shampoo but was scared of the greasy stage.
I've haven't used harsh shampoos for years now (just a natural one with a few essential oils), my hair is very, very short (~2cm), and it was rather curly before I chopped it off all those years ago.
I've heard that the best way to get gorgeous natural hair is to rinse only (water) and brush daily. Is the brushing part required/recommended for curly hair? I used to never brush my hair when it was long because it just turned into one giant frizz!!
Also, as I will be washing in the sea, any advice on how the salt water will effect this "naturalizing" experiment? Should I try to keep my hair out of the water?? That possibly means no rinsing as I'm not sure there are streams on the island and drinking water is for drinking only (obviously).
Any advice/comments from people who have experimented with/still have natural unwashed hair.