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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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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)