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Aug. 21st, 2010 | 02:33 pm


 
Yes, I am still here.... I know it's been like 4 months since I posted.  

Recently I decided to go "no poo" (which is not using shampoo to wash my hair) and if you have not heard of this movement, well, it doesn't mean that I decided to let my hair get grody and greasy.  Essentially, shampoo strips your hair of oils, and can be harsh and if you stop stripping the oils off, it regulates itself to be shiny and lovely.

That's the theory, at least.

Since I go at least 2 days between shampooing anyway, I figured I would try this method.  I waited an extra day and then jumped right in- right in the shower to use the baking soda wash.  I did it wrong cause I didn't do that much research about it, so my hair felt like straw.  Though this may have happened anyway because there is a transition period when you start.

No poo #2: did it right, using a baking soda and water mix and a "conditioner" of apple cider vinegar and water.  This time?  My hair actually looked and felt GREAT.  Seriously- it was soft and clean.  And I made my hubs smell my head and he said that he did not smell vinegar, so YAY!  (Well, he said that there was a slight trace smell, but that it could have been in the air from when I was mixing my conditioner.

All going well so far- though I do notice that after no poo #2, for a bit it was fine, but when I brushed it before bed the next day, it was very static-y.  I don't really like that.  So I am going to research a bit more and see if there are other conditioner options.

Also- does no poo mean that you don't use styling products as well?  I could always use an after-shower conditioner, for example.  And does the baking soda blend effectively clean, say, hair spray off your hair? 

Have YOU gone "no poo"?   I'd love to hear your experience with it!

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robertaroberts

From: robertaroberts
Date: Aug. 21st, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I am no poo, but i am no sulfates so i still use shampoos just very specific ones. i love my hair it is so soft. I do have dandruff issues, but i had them with normal shampoos.

Good for you though with the natural products. I hope it works for you.

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Maggie

From: maggie226
Date: Aug. 21st, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
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ooooh- which shampoos do you use? I also have dandruff issues and am worried about how the no poo will affect that. (I had been using Head and Shoulders in the dark blue bottle to keep it under control.)

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Katharine-Paige

From: iamsuperkate
Date: Aug. 22nd, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
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I kind of do it. I went to shampooing (with burt's bees) once a week, but now its more like every 4 days. Mostly, cause I got lazy and started showering every other day. When I was showering every day, and getting my hair wet, and only doing the baking soda every other day, it still looked great in between.
I just use the baking soda rinse though, I felt like my hair looked greasier when I used ACV. but my scalp is itchy, so I keep thinking I should do it again!
What it your hair like? i have thick, super fine hair. Not quite as downy soft as my baby's but i think cause her's is still so sparse, lol.

I can't remember the website I read, but she had 8 million links to read. One of them being babyslime's on LJ! there are bunches of different things you can add to deal with product. I think though, you shouldn't have to use a leave-in conditioner, your own oils will be awesome, and if you use product to make your curls pretty or enhance your natural hair that looks ugly since you use the evil evil shampoos, it is supposed to go to its natural beatiful state on its own. That sentence didn't make sense did it?

but there are oils and stuff to add to help clarify from product, yes :)

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Katharine-Paige

From: iamsuperkate
Date: Aug. 22nd, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
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ok, its just 3 linke, but here!
http://simplemom.net/how-to-clean-your-hair-without-shampoo/

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