If you’re like me, it was hard to give up shampooing all the time, and it was even harder to give up conditioning after going natural. In my defense, I love my hair getting sudsy from poo and soft from co-washing. However, I had to face reality when no matter what I did—just shampooing, shampooing and conditioning, or just co-washing—my hair was still dry and so was my scalp.
Then, it seemed like the hair gods directed me to type in “washing hair methods” on Google when I stumbled upon water-only washing. At first I was like, “wait, what?,” then I looked at my dry, brittle, and dandruffed head and accepted that nothing can get worse. So I began my journey and here are the five benefits of this method I’ve found in the weeks since I’ve started doing this.