No Poo

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Last year I decided to try going without shampoo and conditioner.  I don’t even remember how I came across the idea, but I did a lot of research and went for it.  I was more interested in no poo to reduce the chemical filled products I use.  I don’t have oily hair, but many people switch to no poo because they are trying to get out of the cycle of excessing oil production.

Baking Soda and Vinegar is all you need, super cheap!

Before no poo I used Pantene shampoo and Dove conditioner and washed my hair pretty much every day. The no poo method I followed was a mix of baking soda and water and diluted vinegar as a rinse.  I was so used to the feel of my hair with conditioner that I found my hair felt strange, not slippery but after a while I got used to it.  My hair did kind of feel like straw at the beginning but it did get better.  I thought my hair would be so tangled when I got out of the shower, but it wasn’t at all, it was easy to comb through.  I did not like the lingering vinegar smell left in my hair.  Although it would dissipate through the day, I swear the smell came back if I got rained on.  I rinsed several times, and even tried adding essential oils, but vinegar is a strong scent that is not easily covered up.

 

I stuck with it for 6-8 months but I never seemed to get beyond the too much oil stage.  It would have been fine if I didn’t have bangs, at one point I did think about growing my bangs out.  Bangs are quick to get greasy, add in a sweaty summer, and I was done.  I didn’t want to look so icky, I missed having fluffy hair.  It seems the people that are the happiest with no poo have curly hair which does tend to be more course and drier.  I have finer hair with a little bit of wave to it.  Maybe no poo just doesn’t work for my hair type.  I went back to shampoo, but not conditioner and I found a really great shampoo that has hardly any ingredients and no harmful chemicals.

 

No poo resources:

http://www.nopoomethod.com/

http://www.crunchybetty.com/no-poo-to-you-too

http://www.love-yourself-naturally.com/2013/04/welcome-to-no-poo-hair-care/

 

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