Over the past couple of years I have used baking soda and apple cider vinegar in replace of my regular shampoo to 'deep clean' my hair and remove hair styling products and hard water build up. However, after reading more and more about using it full time I decided to take the plunge! Last week when I spoke at the Battle Ground Ladies fall retreat one of the other speakers also shared about her going 'no poo'. Hey, maybe it isn't so weird after all!! One of my fellow Bible study gals is also giving up traditional shampoo by using an all natrual shampoo followed by an apple cider vinegar rinse. She says that her hair has never been softer....
Today is Day 1... I washed my hair with baking soda (baking soda mixed with water to make a paste) and gave it a conditioning rinse of 2 tbl apple cider vinegar mixed into 1.5 cups of water. It will take me a while for this to feel 'right'. I am so used to the sudsing bubbles created by commercial shampoo. I have heard that it takes a while for hair to balance out and find the non-poo normal. Everything I have read says that there is often a period of wackiness followed by wonderful hair.
My hair today: I did use my normal hair styling products after my 'no poo' hair wash. I have THICK and CURLEY hair that gets FRIZZY very easily. Today my hair has been VERY soft, but a bit more frizzy. My hair seems clean and does not smell like apple cider vinegar. I have never washed my hair every day.... it just isn't oily enough to need it. I have been concerned about not using conditioner... my hair gets dry. However, I am going to try using a LITTLE bit of coconut oil on the ends if I find it getting dry.
I will keep posting updates... I am going to give this experiement a month and then re-evaluate.
Anyone else 'no poo'??
Some do this to save money, others to avoid chemicals... Me?? I just love the idea of being FREE from another commercially produced product. Ok, I do BUY baking soda and the Apple cider vinegar, but I just love being able to make this at home... using BASIC ingredients!!
Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING!