Using Commercial Hair Products While On The WOHW Method (Water Only Hair Washing)
18 months without any commercial products!
So, I get asked on a frequent basis, whether commercial products can be used while on the Water Only Hair Washing Regimen? The short answer to this is “YES” you can absolutely use commercial products within reason. As you know I absolutely do not use commercial products of any kind (pre-mixed hair products are what I mean by commercial products). I prefer using plant and food base products on my hair. When I decided to forego commercial products in favor of products I can eat, and grow myself (I know what’s in them). Choosing the water only hair washing method is meant to make your hair life easier and cost-effective. Simplicity is the key. Hair shouldn’t be difficult to manage and definitely shouldn’t cost a ton of money. Most commercial hair products have so many ingredients in them you don’t know which product is doing what for your hair. However, although plant base, food base products are my choice, I am not suggesting
A frequently asked question; can I still do the WOHW method if I have hard water, and what are the alternatives?
Evidence Of Hard Water
Well first let’s talk about what hard water actually is: Hard water, is water with a high level of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium, and calcium. Which is the total opposite of soft water and can make a huge difference in the experience you have on the WOHW method. If you aren’t sure you have hard water there are easy, simple ways to spot the signs, without purchasing a kit or having someone come out to check. It’s very self-evident. Look for the following signs:
- Soap scum in sinks and bathtubs
- Bathtub rings
- Spots on dishes or shower doors
- Reduced foaming and cleaning abilities of soaps, shampoos and detergents (this is very easy to spot)
- Dingy and yellowed clothes with soapy residues that require extra rinsing to remove
- Clogged pipes from buildup of minerals
- Increased water heating costs from buildup of minerals, reducing efficiency of water heaters
- Possible skin infections from bacteria trapped in pores underneath soap scum
- Ezcema (new