Shampoo: We use if for our hair, for our pets, for our cars and for our carpets. Most of us love it but there is a growing movement of shampoo haters. The movement has some new found social power, courtesy of The Minions.
Everyone I know loves to shampoo. Nothing feels better than the clean feeling you get from a shower. It feels so good that we buy billions of bottles of shampoo every year and a movie was even made about it.
Honestly, I would go insane watching a two hour movie about people doing their hair. I try to spend less than 10 minutes on my hair every day (shower + hair gel = 10 minutes).
Shampoo has been around for about 200 years. It all started when the West was Wild and country folk were sold elixirs that would make their hair Purdy. They did not stop to think about what went into the bottles. Shampoo is a compound word: Sham-poo. In English, sham is defined as fake. And poo, well… we know what that is. Putting it together, shampoo means fake poo.
I guess that takes the Purr out of Purdy.
I know people who purposely don’t shampoo their hair. They shampoo one day and let their hair “rest” the next day. I guess that I can’t judge, I have occasional stuble-growing-weekends where I’ve gone up to three days without a shower. In addiction recovery, we call this a relapse. Not a total loss, just a bad weekend in need of a reboot.
Do you No Poo or Shampoo?
Some people hate shampoo. They call their movement “No poo.” The No Poo movement uses natural alternatives to shampoo that leave the healthy oils intact. It’s part of a healthy, natural lifestyle that seeks balance. The next time I go three days without a shower, if you comment on my B.O. remember that it’s not my Body Odor, it’s my Balance Odor.
Don’t you find it at least a little ironic that we have a movement that is called No Poo? In my world, if there is no poo, there’s no movement. (And it’s called Constipation. Try that for a movie title.)
Millions of Minions
The No poopers have momentum on their side. The Minions movie is adding some much needed social pressure. Minions have no concept of showering or other bodily functions. They just get up, go to work, save the world and then do it again tomorrow. They are the ideal workers. No showers, no shampoo and no movements of any kind. Sounds like retirement to me.
Do you No Poo or Know Pooh?
Life is a series of challenges. Perhaps you will take up the No Poo Challenge? That one is not for me, but I’ve signed on for the Realness Challenge at The Good Men Project. Whether you No Poo or Shampoo, I leave you with some wisdom from Winnie the Pooh.
Keep it Real
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