Hello everyone! I'm just beginning the foray into No-'Poo and I have to say I'm kind of... Err, off-put? Mostly I'm just trying to find a way to wedge into it because I've always been particular about my hair (It's one of the only things I have ever consistently liked about myself), so I want to make sure that I do this right. Since I'm starting a new job soon I'm kinda hoping that I can arrange this so I don't look like a complete troll at work.
I only just started No 'Poo a week ago and to ease myself into it, I've just conditioned my hair (Using normal conditioner) every day and shampooed it (With regular shampoo) once a week. Is this appropriate? I know there's a baking soda/vinegar mixture out there but like most others I'm kind of hesitant to try it e.e
Are there any other mixtures that you guys use? Maybe ones with honey? I dunno, I like exact measurements but I can do teaspoons and such. I just have a lot of hair. xD
When I conditioned my hair without shampoo it remained pretty oily and laid flat, even when I blowdried it. It felt nice (As in it felt like there was moisture in it, pff) but it was just, you know... It looked like I hadn't bathed in a while. xDDD
Thanks in advance!
there are multiple articles on this very thing at crunchybetty.com :) she also has a recipe for shampoo made from quinoa! much better use for it than eating, IMO. ;)
Try to go as long as you can without putting anything in your hair. When it looks or feels gross then shampoo and condition it. Over time you should be able to go longer and longer in between washing it. Eventually it will just stop getting overly oily. It has helped me to not get it wet, unless I'm going to wash it, but my girlfriend still gets hers wet, and doesn't need to wash. Its been 5 months for me, and my hair has never looked better. Just ease your way into it, and the transition should be smooth.
This is kind of middle ground, but what about some of the more natural methods, there are several websites where you can buy "poo bars" that you use like soap.
I'm one of those people whose hair never stopped getting oily. Since I'm very lazy (and my hair takes six hours to dry), I only wash my hair about once a week, but I have to use shampoo. I tried washing it every other day, but without shampoo, but it would still get intolerably greasy after about a week. shrugs. I've noticed that putting it up makes it get oily faster, so I leave it down until about six days when it gets really gross and I don't want it touching my skin.
I first tried no-poo about three years ago so I've definitely given my scalp plenty of time to adjust. I'm willing to accept that either a) my hair is just naturally not going to taper down in oil production, or b) my poor diet is to blame. I'm just starting paleo, so maybe I'll finally find out.
I use baking soda and ACV once or twice a week, wash with plain water almost every day and to combat grease I brush on cocoa powder or cinnamon with a powder brush (I'm a brunette, that's what I use, if you're a blond use arrowroot flour instead) I've gotten past the grease gate relatively fast, and I suggest avoid going no 'poo at an important time because you'll have alot of hat and ponytail days or until you get past the "grease gate" luckily I got past the grease gate relatively quickly
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