The No 'Poo Method changed my hair! I've been on this method almost a
year, and I am so thankful I kissed shampoo goodbye! I have never loved
my hair this much in my whole life. It is smooth, shiny, wavy, and has
tons of body. No Poo Method: 1 to 2 tbsp baking soda in a jar of water,
shake and pour over roots, then massage scalp well and rinse. Pour
ACV/water mixture (1 to 2 tbsp ACV mixed in a bottle of water) over
ends, rinse and Voila! I only wash my hair every 3 to 4 days on this
What do YOU think? Would you try it? Have you tried it?
OH! I forgot to mention the power of brushing!! I brush my hair really, really good with my head upside down every night before bed and rub coconut oil/vitamin e oil mixture on my ends. When I wake up in the morning, I have movie star hair... tons of body and shine, lots of volume and the roots look clean as a whistle... even on day 3 or 4. If I get too lazy to brush.. I wake up with tangly, stringier and greasier hair and need to wash sooner. Brushing is my biggest tip to lengthen the time between washings! It redistributes the oils.
I think that's why it took me so long to adjust, because I kept trying to stretch out my washings to once a week. When I finally started just washing when I felt I needed to, I became so happy with my hair and happy with the method. I wash every 3 to 4 days. By day 3, I feel like I have dirty hair. But surprisingly it still looks good until day 4. If I have an important date or event but I'm not due for a washing yet (but want my hair to look fresh), I'll wash with a more diluted mixture of baking soda.
I'm not really oily anymore but you bring up this good point. I also want to know how you get past the smell? If I don't scrub my head, by day 3, it does not smell good.
I have tried twice to do this. I cant get past the "super oily" stage when your body is regulating the lack of need to produce as much oil. I get to day 5 or 6 and I cant stand it anymore.
It took my hair months to adjust... I just used baby powder on oily days as a "dry shampoo", to help stretch the days between washings. But now I just go ahead and wash when it's too oily. Every third day is the usual for me and it seems to work well.
I don't let my hair stylist wash my hair. She is used to me though. She says my hair feels so healthy and she always complements it. I have read online, that if people on no-'poo get their hair washed at a salon, there is a short adjustment period to get things back on track (like a week or two).
What if you use shampoo after going through all this, say at the salon. Do you have to start over?
Really?? I don't know... I would like to say ill try it but I know I probably never will. What is this method for? What does it repair exactly?
Oh I don't think I can ever do this. I hate the way people's hair smells when they don't wash their hair everyday. No offense. I'll stick with my Biolage.
My hair actually smells really good and I have been doing no poo for about 9mos now. The apple cider vinegar smell goes away as it drys and vinegar is a natural deodorizer,disinfectant and softener. I have heard that some moms add essential oils in a fragrance they like to the vinegar...I haven't but, have though about it and wondered about doing it.