30-days natural hair challenge – Day 28

Wow, it has been 28 days already. 28 days of no shampooing. I know some of you were like “WTF, dude!” but yeah, I have been keeping up with this interesting experiment.

Now, my hair is actually NOT THAT BAD (capital letters on purpose). I haven’t had a negative comment so far and curly dudette, who you all have seen in my Facebook page already, is optimistic and still giving the OK from the female perspective. I trust her, she is the first one who tells me that a shirt I may be wearing looks horrendous (hey, Hawaian shirts are still cool, am I right? right boys?…).

Truthfully, I have been working hard on my hair. I will be talking about what my strategy has been during all these days and how I have managed my hair. Surely, if it weren’t for me trying to manage my hair during the whole experiment and instead just having “let it be”, you would not have heard from me after 2 weeks since curly dudette would have had me institutionalized in a mental ward with a sticker on my forehead saying “shampoo his hair!”.

As those who have been following me know, there is residue on my scalp from excess sebum (not dirt) but it still is not visible unless you take a very close look at my hair, parting it to the side. It doesn’t itch, doesn’t bother me, it just feels OK, other than the expected and experienced straw-like effect.

I am collecting a lot of information on this experiment and I will be talking about everything in the future. As a matter of fact, I have kept my own personal diary for every day that has gone by, making small notes on the daily progress and changes. Quite eye-opening as I look back through the pages.

OK, I am not going to delay it anymore and I give you my pics for Day 28!





Not bad huh? Feel free to comment and/or give feedback as usual, people. Lastly, make sure you check Manly Curls tomorrow as I will be posting a very useful article for those who are planning to not get fat during the Christmas festivities. I will give you the steps and tricks to ensure that the stuff roasted Turkey with mince pie and cheesecake dessert that your mother will cook will end up as fuel for your muscles and not accumulating in your love handles!

All the best,


Click for the previous update (Day 25) of this natural hair experiment!

Click for the next update (Day 30) as I finish this natural hair experiment: I will contrast the beginning and end of this whole crazy 30 day ordeal!

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Rogelio is the go-to guy when it comes to men's hair. Having embraced his natural curly hair for over a decade while living in 5 countries, Rogelio has learnt a thing or two along the way. Rogelio is the author of the two bestselling men's books "The Curly Hair Book" and "The Men's Hair Book", and his motto when it comes to hair is, "Gentlemen, having a good head of hair should not cost us our testosterone".

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3 comments for “30-days natural hair challenge – Day 28

  1. Curly guy here
    December 18, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Looking forward to today’s final 30 day update mate.

  2. Evelyn
    December 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Your curls are looking great Rogelio. I can’t believe how good they look after 28 days of no shampooing, it goes to show that if done right, shampooing frequently is not necessarily.

    BTW, I have to say that my sister and I think you are hot! And that is keeping it civil…

    • Rogelio
      December 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Please ladies, don’t make me blush.

      All the best.

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