Saturday, October 2, 2010

Adventures in No-Poo Land

No poo as in shampoo...not the other thing!

I'm going to admit real quick that I was misinformed about no-poo.  Yes, I am going to blame someone else for my misinformation!  I think I first heard about no-poo about 2 or 3 years ago while living in North Carolina.  One of the women in a playgroup of ours said she didn't use shampoo - just water.  Except every 2 or 3 weeks she would wash as normal.  Water would never work for my hair.  Now I'm thinking that she was probably confused about no-poo, too!!

So after the green ideas post, I decided to give no-poo a shot.  I've been using hubby's Head and Shoulders FOR MEN for almost 2 weeks now and it's time to get back to something for me.  I have thick thick hair so I doubled the recipe (2 tbsp baking soda with 2 cups of water).

Real quick, I have a suggestion.  Use warm water when making your mixture!!!

After using the baking soda mixture I noticed that my hair wasn't as stiff and rigid after washing with shampoo.  It was kind of smooth and I could actually run my fingers through it!!  Then I did the apple cider vinegar rinse.

Another quick not make the mistake of letting your hand slip and pouring the apple cider vinegar rinse down your face...

Rinsing was quick and easy.  Right out of the shower my hair didn't feel as soft as normal.  It wasn't bad or anything, but conditioner really does get my hair soft.  After drying it feels clean and fairly soft...not quite what I am used to.  But I think I can get used to it!!

I'm going to give it a go for 2 weeks and see how it goes!


  1. Excited to hear your updates..I'm actually starting no poo today!

  2. I started No Poo on the 10th and have a okay routine I love that my hair feels and looks normal and also that it will hold a curl, what are everyone else's results, what works for you?