Connie Britton Doesn't Use Shampoo — Here's How You Can Get Away With It Too
When it comes to all things hair and beauty, there's no question that Nashville Star Connie Britton is totally #BLESSED. The world has been in awe of her shiny, strawberry blonde locks since she first stole our hearts as TV's greatest mom and wife, Tami Taylor, on Friday Night Lights. In fact, Britton's hair is so popular that it has its own social media accounts, which Britton is, of course, not responsible for, but fully aware of. In an interview with MORE magazine, she said, "I don't have a Twitter feed, but I'm told my hair does. Apparently, there's a blog — I haven't seen it — about my hair." She even poked fun at how famous her mane is after winning People's Best Hair award last year, penning a witty thank you letter, in which she wrote, "On behalf of my hair, I would like to thank People for the incredible honor of including it in their Most Beautiful issue. My hair is thrilled, as am I that I was allowed to participate alongside it."
As legendary as her hair has become, Britton swears that she takes the easy, no-fuss route when it comes to keeping it pretty. Seriously. Britton does not spend every night nourishing her locks with restorative hair masks or visiting her colorist on a weekly basis. "I’m very low maintenance with my hair. I try not to over-wash it, so the natural oils build up," Britton told Byrdie in a recent interview. But when she does wash it, she makes sure to lock in as much moisture as she can. "I always moisturize my hair after I wash it with this leave-in conditioner from Prive. It feels very natural and light.”
If you want to jump on the No/Low Poo method like Connie Britton, here are a few things you should know.
What is No/Low Poo Method?
This simple, all natural hair cleansing method involves trading store-bought shampoos for a sulfate-free shampoo product, which is more gentle on your hair. As a result, it doesn't wash away the natural oils in your hair, leaving your mane shinier and softer. The method typically calls for a baking soda and vinegar mixture. So, how do you do it?
"Wash" with Baking Soda
Baking soda will remove odor, lift oil from your roots and exfoliate your scalp. To do this, just pour approximately one tablespoon of baking soda into your hand, add a little bit of water and massage it into your hair and your scalp. Give it a minute to soak and then rinse it out.
"Condition" with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will clarify your hair, giving it a natural shine and softness. After you do the above with baking soda, combine 1 tablespoon of ACV with 1 cup of water. It might be a good idea to do this before you hop into the shower. After mixing everything together, pour some of the mixture onto your scalp. Try not to get it in your eyes! Then, massage it into your scalp and throughout your hair. Let it soak for a one to two minutes and then rinse.
Sometimes, It Can Take a Few Days (Even Weeks) to Get Used To
Your hair might not be completely ready for a full-on "No Poo" method, especially if it's used to being shampooed every single day. According to Care2, there is a "breaking in period," where your scalp will be on "oil production overdrive." To avoid an overly greasy head of hair, make sure to brush regularly with a boar bristle brush to distribute the oils. If you have longer hair, keep it tied up in ponytails or buns until you find that your hair has completely adjusted to this new natural method.