I have been wanting to do this for awhile now. If you haven’t seen a current theme yet I am trying to go all natural. Shampoo and conditioners have tons of chemicals and ingredients that aren’t good for the environment. Also, previously I was using the fancier shampoo and conditioner that has no sulfates in it which also means it is much more expensive. Well, being a newlywed in graduate school we don’t have money to buy that sort of things. So it gave me just another excuse to try this! You may be wondering does it work? Yes!!! Yesterday I got coconut oil in my hair and the “no poo” got it right out!
No Poo “shampoo”
Dilute 1 Tbs baking soda in 1 cup warm water and place in a container. I put mine in an old shampoo container. Depending on the type of hair you have you might need to alter this. Fine hair might need less baking soda and curly hair might need a little more. You will have to play around with it after the first week or two.
To use: squirt the mixture onto the roots of your hair massage in well. Then work your way down squirting more of the mixture. I wouldn’t recommend going all the way down to the ends (learned that from experience) Then rinse!
Usually there is a transition period where your hair is getting used to the new procedures so don’t give up if in the first few weeks or so if your hair is oily. Eventually it will balance out. Luckily I haven’t really experienced this yet! What I have experienced is my hair feeling soft, smooth, and way less frizzy!
Dilute 1 Tbs of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup water. I added a squeeze of lemon since I have dirty blonde hair to brighten it up a bit. Place in a container (I used a spay bottle.)
To use: After no pooing spray or squirt apple cider mixture pretty much everywhere but your roots. Then rinse
You should try to wash your hair every other day some people can go 3 or 4 days without washing while using this method.
The hardest part of all of this is getting used to the feeling of not shampooing and conditioning how I was used to. Do you “no poo” or do you dare to try? I bet you will be happily surprised!