So yes, this study about little girls has me pretty hopping mad, and nudging you to email your Congresspeople (for real now, email your Congresspeople) was the only thing I could come up with at first to make me feel a bit more hopeful about the whole mess.
But now, here’s something else nice and hopeful and also way more fun: The No More Dirty Looks Summer Hair Challenge!
Your mission, from Siobhan and Alexandra:
Some time in the next week, when you get up in the morning, shower, shampoo and condition your hair using nontoxic natural products, comb it when you get out of the shower, and that’s it. Once it’s dry, send us a pic.
(Wow, I just realized that I should have been using the pink font, like way more often around here.)
The goal is to see what your hair does once you get all the toxic crap out of it and just let it be, you know, your hair. They seem pretty convinced you’re going to be delighted. At the very least, it’s however many tablespoons full of icky chemicals that you’ll be skipping that day. (Or week. I’m on Day 2 right now, and I’m here to tell you, you will experience some frizz at first. Especially if you’re in the Northeast heat wave, like me.)
Full details on the challenge here, plus product suggestions, and Siobhan’s inspirational hair story, to get you motivated. (Though, as a more curly-haired person, I’m really waiting on Alexandra to share her tale.)