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by 157 · December 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I have been using Bicarb Soda (BS) and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for about 5 months now. I wash my hair using this method every third to fourth day but by the forth day it gets incredibly itchy and oily at the same time. I've tried putting tea... (more)

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cpt_horsedick 0 · August 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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by 90 · December 08, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Ok I understand this issue has been discussed many times but I haven't found a solution to treating my itchy scalp as of yet. I have been on the "no-poo" regime for the past couple of months, my process is I rub 1 tablespoon of baking soda in my... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 22, 2013 at 4:49 AM

You might want to give up the no poo regime for now since it doesnt seem to be helping you all that much. Pick up something gentle thats recommended at your health food store. then try this mix...equal parts 1 1/2-2 tblspoon each of the... (more)

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by 5 · March 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I started on January 15th I think. I haven't used shampoo since then. I have been washing only when absolutely needed with BS, and occasionally ACV. I had started in the first week with a BS paste, but due to recommendations kicked it down to a... (more)

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paleohippie 0 · March 20, 2013 at 5:02 PM

I have really long hair for a dude and I went over a year with no-poo. I just washed with water and then did the occasional detangle with olive/coconut/hemp oil. It worked pretty well, and I don't recall having flakes or even excessive... (more)

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by 644 · February 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM

So, I started using baking soda for all of my cleaning, it's great stuff!! I even use it instead of shampoo. Now my drains are clogged with it, we had to dig the septic system up twice to unclog it, and it is clearly baking soda. Does anyone... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · February 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Baking soda + vinegar is supposed to unclog drains, so maybe pour some vinegar down the drain? http://thegoodhuman.com/2007/03/21/naturally-unclog-drain-with-vinegar/ (more)

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by 5 · February 01, 2013 at 4:45 PM

So I stopped using shampoo and soap. It has been a week and a half, and I have used baking soda and ACV every 3 days or so (I'm male with medium length, ultra fine hair) to deal with the intense greasy feeling in my hair. That 3rd day I wouldn't... (more)

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Jldickison 0 · February 01, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I actually have been using shampoo bars. I couldn't ever really do no poo either, then I tried dr bronners and that didn't work. I heard about shampoo bars that a lady sells and am hooked. Even if I don't wash my hair for days, it still doesn't... (more)

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by 227 · January 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

It's been 10 days for me with no shampoo, conditioner, body soap, facewash, deodorant, cologne, or toothpaste (water brushing/flossing 2x/day)! Going great so far and never felt more clean, hygenic, and chemical free in my entire life! Was... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I will "hand-scrub" if I'm feeling gritty, like post-workout or if I haven't showered in a couple days, or if I've been down at the beach. Otherwise, I don't worry about it, a rinse does the job just fine.

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by 20 · August 25, 2012 at 7:06 AM

I see some of you here have gone no-poo and I have some concerns. I already plan to ditch commercial shampoo once I run out of what I have. I've already done away with hairspray & all other products, the shampoo & conditioner are the last... (more)

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Lynndee 0 · August 25, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Thanks so much to all who answered. All of you who said the vinegar plus my natural oils would do the trick- you were right! I did take the plunge & try it & I am very pleased with the results. I've been poo-free for almost 2 weeks now... (more)

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by 3142 · June 06, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Okay, so I've followed every bit of paleo advice to try and eradicate the acne that continued to populate my forehead, nose and chin to no avail. My skin there remained as it always did: oily with clogged pores. I can't put any kind of soap on my... (more)

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Seppo 0 · June 06, 2012 at 7:34 AM

I would mirror the other posters here, who cares if it's paleo or not. We should do things for the sake of health - not to follow a dogma. So let me see if I understand this correctly, you have oily skin and are looking for solutions to it? Oily... (more)

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by 45 · March 28, 2013 at 6:21 AM

I went no 'poo several months ago. Previously I had tried pretty much every hair product in existence to try and help my dry hair, unfortunately none of them worked. I was hoping that being no poo would improve my hair, but thus far it's been... (more)

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Leah_CodeRedHat 0 · March 28, 2013 at 6:21 AM

NO FAIL SOLUTIONS FOR NO POO DRY HAIR Take heart, dry no poo hair isn't uncommon. There are three things you can do right away to make a difference... Get your split ends trimmed. Try this Moisturizing No Poo Honey Aloe "Shampoo" Recipe. I've... (more)

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by 345 · July 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

It's often said, both inside and outside the paleosphere, that soap and shampoo strip the skin and hair of beneficial oils and bacteria, leaving us aesthetically diminished in one way or another, reliant on expensive and unnatural chemicals and (I... (more)

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TMJ 0 · July 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

I went no poo in 5/12. I did this because my frizzy hair was starting to fall out and break off. My hair was a mess so research brought me to the "curly girl method". I use coconut oil once a week as a conditioner and I use a sulfate free... (more)

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by 185 · February 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

I'm wondering if no-poo is best for thick and/or curly hair. Is there anyone with fine hair who has made it work for them? When I try it, my hair is thin and stringy so I give up after 4 or so days. Is this something I need to wait out or is it... (more)

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WordVixen 0 · October 07, 2011 at 4:11 AM

I have very fine hair and I've been doing no poo for a while now. It took MONTHS for my hair to adjust, and it never totally did until my vacation to Florida. The water there is much softer than the water where I live. I could have gone over a... (more)

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by 5 · January 14, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I've been no-poo off and on for over a year. I've been more no-poo than not, but this time I want to totally make the leap...lol. I've noticed this time that the back of my head seems much more oily than before. I was able to go three days... (more)

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dzone 0 · September 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Seriously? Take a soap bath.

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by 1959 · December 02, 2011 at 6:53 PM

I've been no-shampoo for over a year and really enjoy the simplicity of it, and cutting out unnecessary products from my life. I've found a nice routine with scrubbing my scalp under warm water, and sometimes using an ACV rinse and/or conditioner... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · August 25, 2011 at 6:38 PM

I've tried coconut oil but its just too heavy and can leave greasy bits. the best item I've found (and I have long dark curly, colored, ironed blow dried hair, which tends to frizz)..... Argon oil, AKA Morrocan oil after a week your hair will... (more)

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by 453 · August 13, 2011 at 4:43 PM

I've been no-(sham)poo for awhile now. But I've always had trouble with cleaning my boar bristle brush. After I clean it and wait for it to dry, it seems good as new but right after a single brush stroke it's disgusting again (really oily with... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · July 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM

are you using full boar or is it a mix of boar and plastic bristles? i use mason pearson boar bristle brushes and outside of dry cleaning it pretty frequently with the occasional wash, it stays in nice condition. i wash my hair about twice a week... (more)

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by 2285 · July 18, 2013 at 3:28 PM

So, I have seborrheic dermatitis, which I've been trying to get rid of for at least a good ten years now. This post finally convinced me to ask this question. Now, for a little history. I went no 'poo back in January, and with no 'poo, went the... (more)

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MassageTeam 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I also have seb derm on my forehead, eyebrows & scalp. It comes and goes. I live in a wetter climate (PacNW) but visit relatives in dry climates (AZ & NV). I noticed on extended trips to visits to said relatives my seb derm will clear... (more)

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by 392 · May 21, 2011 at 7:27 AM

In the past few days I have switched from conventional hair washing and conditioning every few days to going no 'poo. I'm taking the baking soda (diluted in water) and acv rinse route. I've always had a problem with tangles and I've sworn by... (more)

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JansSushiBar 0 · May 20, 2011 at 7:56 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I was brushing my hair and my husband said, "Wow - your hair looks nice! Have you been putting something on it?" "Nope," I said. "You've just been shampooing?" "Nope." He was astounded to find that I hadn't shampooed in... (more)

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by 470 · February 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM

Does anyone use pumice or lava rocks instead of soap while bathing? I've done the no soap/no shampoo thing, but having something to help clean every once and a while might be a good thing. This looks... (more)

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Eva 0 · February 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM

I use pumace once in a while to get rid of ground in dirt on my feet and it works OK for other kinds of dirt. I sometimes used it to get splattered dried latex paint off of my skin and for that, it is better than soap. But then I figured out that... (more)

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by 281 · December 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

What do no-shampoo folks do after swimming in a chlorine-laden lap pool? Just rinsing with water doesn't seem to do the trick in my hair - but battling back the chlorine with the chemicals in my shampoo seems like a poor option as well. I love... (more)

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Fonda_ 0 · December 15, 2011 at 11:10 AM

i swim with a silicone hat, but i hear that neoprene ones are much better at keeping the water out. there is one I plan to get. the My swim cap Diva (it is supposed to be perfect for those with long hair)!

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by 1560 · February 26, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Strange question, but I've noticed that since I ditched the soaps and shampoos a few weeks ago, I've gotten a massive amount of increased interest from the opposite sex, almost to the point of being annoying.Has anyone else had that or something... (more)

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jbone 0 · January 13, 2011 at 6:24 AM

Do you all use soap to wash your hands at least?

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by 4073 · March 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I have recently moved about 1/3 of a mile away to a new house and the well water here is making my skin very dry and itchy. At my old house we had a filter on the well (some type of blue pellets for softening I believe that had to be changed once... (more)

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sarah_82 0 · March 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

I have the same problem. I went from country well water that made me itchy to the WORST hard city water and now I'm moving back to the country well water. Ive combated the worst scalp conditions. I'm having hair thinning and loss as well as some... (more)

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by 10 · January 05, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Currently, there is a thread on regarding alternative shaving creams, and a few of the answers are recommending cold-water shaving. Browsing the oft linked to Art Of Manliness website, I read this article on brief cold showers and I wondered about... (more)

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Abe 0 · January 05, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Every time there is a mention of No Poo somewhere, there are tons of questions and comments from experience. So, I thought it might be a good idea to set up a question and answer site to help beginners, and kind of let everyone discuss the No... (more)

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by 77338 · March 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

So I haven't washed my hair since the middle of January. I'm male and have fairly short hair. It's great as long as I make sure to actually rinse in the shower. The problem, however, is that when I start to sweat, my scalp gets itchy and... (more)

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Leah_CodeRedHat 0 · March 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Matt, Aloe is your dandruff solution to itchy, flaky No Poo head. Aloe gel will do the following: (taken from Moisturizing Aloe Honey No Poo Recipe) Aloe vera gel helps retain moisture and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, in addition... (more)

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by 198 · March 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I guess this is a question for the no-'poo brigade :0) I can't get anywhere near the smell of acv (even with tea tree oil to tone it down) but would still like to use something like to it on my hair as a conditioner/rinse. I'm using lemon juice... (more)

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Leah_CodeRedHat 0 · March 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

You can swap out a vinegar rinse with an ODOR FREE citric acid rinse. I've done both and find they are as equally effective in conditioning your hair, the only difference is that the citric acid rinse has no smell. :) You can find the citric... (more)

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by 1988 · January 02, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Does anyone have any natural styling products that they use with a water rinse-only hair routine?

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Dan 0 · January 02, 2011 at 7:43 PM

I'm a no-poo guy, but I need something in my hair to keep it under control -- something that washes out completely, which means water-soluble. After hunting around, I found Jason Hi-Shine Styling Gel, whose first ingredient is water. Works fine,... (more)

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by 283 · March 29, 2011 at 2:45 PM

I use a non permanent hair color and would love to go no 'poo . Anyone here have any experience with this ? tnx, Shirley

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Yoannah_offca 0 · March 29, 2011 at 2:45 PM

I still use shampoo, but I got down to use it about once in 5 days (I want to get used to a week of no washing). I use semi-permanent dyes, and it's been ok. The color lasts for longer if you don't wash that often too. I am thinking of switching... (more)