Mar 3, 2014

Skinchanted Peek-A-Poo

No-Poo and Shamphree are two popular words used to describe one of the latest trends in natural beauty.  Basically, participants in the No-Poo/Shamphree movement retrain their hair to not need washing every day by either using apple cider vinegar and baking soda or some shampoo alternative. Some people even take the process all the way and completely stop washing their hair for good, save the occasional deep cleanse. This no-washing-ever approach isn't quite in my line of vision, but I applaud those of you who've made it to that point without looking like you're wearing a "bacon hat," as I've heard it so aptly described. The lady in the picture below is the perfect example of a positive No-Poo experience. Read her Mail Online article here.

According to Mail Online, this lady hasn't washed her hair in FIVE YEARS. *Photo via

Given that I'm interested in the whole process, but not into going completely No-Poo like Ms. Baers above, I was excited to learn about Skinchanted Peek-A-Poo*, a natural shampoo alternative. It contains a bunch of cool ingredients like glycerin and aloe that combine to remove dirt then moisturize and protect. Peek-A-Poo also contains other cleansing ingredients like Sapindus Berries and Shikakai from India, where they've apparently been used in haircare for years upon years. And honestly, with all of Indian woman who have gorgeous hair, how could you even try to deny these ingredients' efficacy?

The coolest part about Peek-A-Poo is not the special ingredients I just mentioned, though. It's the chance you have to completely customize the scent to your liking. At the bottom of this page, there's a list of essential oils and essential oil blends you can choose to put into your Peek-A-Poo. I chose a Rosemary and Lavender custom blend, which my boyfriend says makes me smell like an herb (and that's just how I like it).

When it comes to actually using the product, I've got to be honest and say the whole no-lather thing took a bit to get used to. But, after a couple of uses, I got the hang of it. For maximum cleansing action, focus the product on the roots of your hair, where everything gets a little greasier. Then, after massaging the product in for about a minute, you just rinse like you would with regular shampoo. Your hair won't feel squeaky clean, but as it dries it will feel super soft. I don't know about you, but that's the way I like my hair to feel.

*Photo via

Right now, the people at Skinchanted are challenging you to give their shampoo alternative 30 days to transform the way you think about washing you hair. If at the end of this period, you honestly don't like Peek-A-Poo, Skinchanted will refund your purchase completely and buy you a bottle of your favorite shampoo. If you were considering giving natural hair cleansers a try, now's the time. Learn more about the challenge by clicking here.

Check out Skinchanted's Peek-A-Poo and other products on their website here (they've got some great lotions and lip balms as well). And to learn more about going No-Poo, read this article by Crunchy Betty.

If you've tried going Shamphree/No-Poo, I'd love to hear more about your experience in the comments!

 The * denotes a product which I was sent free of cost.  Reviews will remain objective, regardless of how the product came to me.


  1. lovely post!


  2. Shamra Garverick MartinMarch 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    I am in the midst of trying it and can say I am not totally sold. Thanks for the info about peek-a-poo.

  3. No problem! If you decide to give their challenge a try, please let me know how it goes!

  4. Thank you Sarah!


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