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by 157 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours ago

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 · about 8 hours ago

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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Lo_2 0 · February 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I've been no-poo for 2 years. I second MPie; don't use anything. I have long, curly hair and sensitive skin, and my hair feels/looks great 3 weeks a month and feels a teeny big oily for one week a month (I can tell when I'm premenstrual by the... (more)

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by 656 · about 8 hours ago

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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Xucchini 0 · February 11, 2013 at 4:04 PM

I for some reason cannot comment on the above, which I upvoted... but yup pour vinegar down there doesn't have to be much, OR what I usually do as I never seem to have vinegar on hand, is a kettle full of boiling water. That'll clear it out.

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

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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syrahna 0 · February 01, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Whoa - if you're making a paste you're using a LOT of baking soda. No wonder your head is pissed. Try diluting it way, way down - and dissolving it into hot water first. That way it's easier to disperse throughout your hair and less abrasive, and... (more)

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by 20 · about 9 hours ago

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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College 0 · August 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Who said you need to give up brushing!? I do no-poo and no-soap, but I brush my hair, and I'm a male. Brushing is important to spread around your hair's natural oils.

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by 3162 · about 9 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · June 03, 2012 at 10:02 AM

The results...It doesn't irritate my skin at all, and EVERYTHING irritates my skin. My pores are clearer, smaller and my skin in that region is less oily and more balanced in tone and the acne is greatly reduced. My skin hasn't... (more)

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by 45 · about 9 hours ago

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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zoomia 0 · May 29, 2012 at 5:35 AM

You're not going to like hearing this, but it sounds like chopping several inches off is going to help the most. Having dead ends can make the rest of your hair look terrible. I know people rave about no poo, but I have never met a single person... (more)

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by 346 · about 9 hours ago

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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tdgor 0 · April 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM

This isn't a direct response to your question, which is whether no-poo/no-soap is physically healthier. This response is intended to point out that it may be socially damaging: keep in mind that some people may believe they don't smell when they... (more)

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by 213 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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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Sunshine 0 · September 15, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I've been on and off shampoo for a while and this was due to me not being able to handle the transition very well. In the past, my hair never seemed to stop getting oily and eventually I got fed up with all the "use this or use that." I said... (more)

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by 1997 · about 9 hours ago

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 455 · about 9 hours ago

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 2297 · about 9 hours ago

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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Ireande 0 · January 09, 2013 at 3:31 PM

7 months ago, I started the Paleo diet at the same time as I stopped using shampoo. I also have seborrheic dermatitis. When I started, my scalp was over producing oils (always looked greasy the next day of washing) and it was flaky. My hair was so... (more)

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by 477 · about 10 hours ago

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 · about 10 hours ago

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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Payam 0 · February 08, 2011 at 3:07 AM

I swam in college. The girls on the team used to do this: Get your hair wet with regular water in the shower, and then put a cap on before you get in. I don't know how it works but apparently it does

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by 1600 · about 10 hours ago

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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Ambimorph 0 · January 11, 2011 at 6:03 PM

As a woman, I find just leaving hair under the arms is enough to get this effect. Even soap can't completely disrupt the ability of hair to retain the pheromone-containing oils and subtly infuse the air. As I said recently to a friend on the... (more)

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by 4086 · about 10 hours ago

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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Russ 0 · June 08, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Texasleah, I found this question today while researching well water and dry hair. I am a chemist and sample and analyze well water for a living in NJ. The Home Depot test is not real accurate, but if it is close, what you need is an acid... (more)

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by 78422 · about 10 hours ago

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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Paleo_Playbook 0 · October 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Funny, cuz going off shampoo solved my dandruff problems. Although, I also stopped taking hot showers. Now, I start warm and make it cooler as I get used to it. I intend to work toward cold ones eventually. This isn't due to stubborn philosophy,... (more)

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by 961 · about 10 hours ago

Hardly use soap for my body anyway, but doing without shampoo/conditioner? Then I'd actually have to buy/use a comb? And how would I possibly cope without shaving cream? The notion does keep tugging at me though, because my hair is so much less... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · February 17, 2010 at 7:16 PM

I too have gone 'poo free. It's worth trying. A few things to remember about hair-washing: Different heads require different regimes. It's worth trying different things. Are you a simple organic liquid soap person? Are you a baking soda... (more)

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by 10 · October 29, 2014 at 3:05 AM

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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Nick_3 0 · August 05, 2010 at 7:22 PM

I recommend spelling it 'poo rather than poo. poo makes many people think of feces, while 'poo will make sense to those who know that it's a short form of shampoo.

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by 205 · October 29, 2014 at 3:04 AM

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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Jess 0 · May 12, 2010 at 5:31 AM

White vinegar works just as well as ACV and is not quite so strongly scented, and it's scent wears off much faster than ACV. Here is a pretty good tute for going no 'poo http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html and a great article for water... (more)

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by 2041 · October 29, 2014 at 3:03 AM

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

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gone2croatan 0 · December 31, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I've used a spray bottle filled with salt water for a chunky, sexy texture for my long hair, and I've seen the same method used by those with short, textured cuts with success. It gives you that awesome beachy hair you get after swimming in the... (more)

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by 226 · October 28, 2014 at 3:53 AM

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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Lo_2 0 · January 29, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Here's way more detail than you wanted: I have been no-poo, no-soap for more than a year. My daily shower routine takes about 5-10 minutes, and it's a little more involved than most no-poo routines because I came from an OCD, Proactiv-abusing... (more)

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by 373 · October 28, 2014 at 3:03 AM

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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puddlefoot 0 · March 08, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I've been doing straight-edge no-pooing (no honey, no baking soda, no vinegar, just rinsing with water) for a month now. I color my hair with henna which was quite a challenge since I'm not shampooing. The last time I colored was 2 weeks after I... (more)

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