It’s the thing in someone that drives you the most crazy that is maybe a part of yourself.” , a new child and, now, a new husband. Also included in the group was Oasis musician Noel Gallagher.“I feel like I’m conducting a giant orchestra, because there’s so many moving parts. It just didn't feel right to get dressed after exercising without washing."However, it wasn't until the fourth day of not washing that Nicky began to notice a certain odour emanating from her person."My hair quickly became pretty unpleasant," says Nicky."Normally, I'd wash my hair every day, use a thickening conditioner, then I'd style it with mousse and hairspray."Within a few days it turned into a bird's nest and instead of allowing it to fall flatteringly around my face, I'd taken to pulling it all back into a ponytail."I'd heard that hair begins to clean itself after a few weeks, using oils which are naturally secreted by the body, but I wasn't sure I'd be able to wait that long.Every morning for as long as she can remember, Nicky Taylor — like millions of other women — has carried out her 'getting ready' routine.It starts with shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, includes mouthwash, cleanser and a moisturiser, and ends with an array of age-reversing serums, make-up, hair gel, deodorant, toothpaste and perfume.But over the past six weeks, Nicky, 42, has cut this daily routine, and all the products associated with it, out of her life altogether. Nicky, a mother-of-three who lives in Kidderminster and works as a television documentary maker, claims it's the first scientific experiment of its kind, designed to find out how she will look and feel without the aid of the avalanche of expensive modern beauty products.
I'm sure people thought I looked scruffy and wondered why I didn't have so much as a scrap of make-up on my face, but no one said anything or talked to me with any less respect.Exfoliating scrubs, nail varnishes and cellulite-busting creams are often thrown into the mix, too.