(Closed) Has anyone tried no ‘poo (shampoo)? If you haven’t yet, DO IT!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve been doing this for about 2 months now. I have naturally straight hair (maybe a touch of a wave) but my scalp was the problem. My scalp was super dry, itchy and just plain driving me insane. I have spent an obscene amout of money on shampoos that are supposed to help with sensitive and dry scalp. Nothing worked, the closest I got was tea tree oil shampoo mixed with a bit of honey, but even that wasn’t all that great. 

My scalp is SO much better now. I still have a tiny patch of dry skin but I think I may be using a bit too much baking soda, or I need to put a few drops of tea tree oil in my BS mixture. 

I find that my mostly straight hair is also easier to manage and curl! 

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did this for a while a few years back while I was traveling overseas. It was so nice, and my hair was definitely thicker/healthier, but I have very fine, blonde hair, so any grease showed really quickly.

Maybe this summer while I’m doing bar prep and can be a little more of a ‘hippie’ again I’ll test it out. I do my best to only shampoo e/o day, but I definitely noticed happier hair with the no-poo method. 

Post # 49
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sorry to kick up an old post, but I’m just beginning to try this method. My first day was yesterday. I’m wondering how often you all use the baking soda/ACV? I was previously shampooing my hair every other day. Is that how often I should be using the new mix?

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

omg, I’m gonna try this!!  For those with dandruff, has it helped?  I’ve had such a dry scalp for the longest time… so frustrating.  

 

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@MrsMcGyro:  I reread the OP’s post and it looks like she does it once a week, but would like clarification on this too…

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@MrsMcGyro:  I am also picking this post back up to ask the same question!

Do you do the no poo method everyday? I wonder how often

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Same here! I don’t think OP started at once a weeek, sounds like she worked up to that.

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I do pretty intense workouts like 4-5 days a week and I sweat A LOT.  Then I’ll wash my hair the nights I work out/sweat and that ends up being about every other day.  A few years ago, I would wash my hair daily but then I switched to washing every other day cause i heard that was better for your hair.  But now it sounds like my hair could be even healthier if I washed even less often or tried this baking soda/ACV method.  However, I think I’d feel pretty yucky if I don’t thoroughly wash my hair after all that sweating.  Do any others work out / sweat a lot and do something else to clean without actually shampooing their hair?

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@shellzbellz:  I know it sounds like it wouldn’t work, but actually just rinsing your hair with warm water in the shower (no shampoo/bicarb or anything) realy helps to spread the oils from the roots of your hair to the tips and makes you feel “fresh”. You could try doing that after each workout instead of actually using shampoo?

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

This is a great idea – thank you for posting!

Post # 56
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been washing my hair with nothing but baking soda and cider vinegar for 2 weeks and I can’t tell you how much more I love my hair.  My hair is pin straight and VERY shiny (read–>slippery) and even after washing it in the morning would seem like it was laying flat against my head, no volume or texture to think of.  Now it’s actually got volume and some natural wave and I can even back-comb to style it now when I couldn’t before (becuase it would slip out without a ton of hairspray).  I wash it every 3 days and I rinse with warm water on the days I don’t use baking soda/vinegar.

I’m never going back 🙂

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