In a conversation that my husband and I were having I made a comment about not being crazy and his response was “you are crazy…you don’t wash your hair or wear deodorant.” Neither of those are true, just some of the way true! I have given up shampoo though. Here are a couple of reasons why I’ve decided to ditch the poo.
:: I work hard to eliminate chemicals from anything we use in our house and normal shampoo is full of them
:: Yes, there are lots of natural shampoos that have cleaner ingredients but who wants to spend big bucks on something that isn’t a must like that
::While shampoo is good it is a cleaner and will strip your hair of the good and the bad. Stripping your hair that often can leave it dry and /or in a unnatural state.
Before you decide to never come in contact with me or my hair again, I am cleaning it just in a non-conventional way. I did some online research and several big hair people are talking about the benefits of no-pooing. I followed this blog for general instructions and adapted it to work for me. I have a TON of hair and it is thick and a little wavy so I was skeptical that this would work for me. I only wash my hair every 2-3 days anyway because washing it daily dries it out and is just frankly too much work!
Here is what the process look likes for me so far, I “wash” it with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda mixed with about a cup of water. I’m not exact with my measurements just enough to mix well. I put those together in a squirt bottle and soak my scalp then massage the rest of my hair into it. I rinse it like normal. To condition it I use Apple Cidar Vinager. Again I dilute it in a squirt bottle and soak my scalp, massage, leave in a few minutes then rinse. My hair does smell like ACV but it goes away once it dries.
In the next couple weeks I hope to try some deep conditioning treatments and a sugar scrub for my scalp. I’ll keep you posted on those!
Have you ever tried going “no-poo”? What was your experience?