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How to Go No Poo
Lea just said what you confirmed. Yes we wash outside but not inside and with out perfumed soaps
Alyssa if you use chemical coloring from stores, or salons, it will be fine. If you use natural colorants it will strip it.
No this is where education comes in. For most of us, not all we are referring to natural colorants. Black walnut powder, beetroot, henna though I don't use that. Madder root etc. It takes a while to build up the color without chemicals! So yes we are concerned.
Yes the "No Poo" Method replaces shampoo andrelys on natural hair oils balancing themselves. Shampooing is said to.disturb the natural balance by striping these oils from the hairs mantle.
I use it every 3 days. Hair has started to grow back in places where it was receding. This method really works.
I have been no poo for 3 months now. No problems, takes a few weeks to get used to not using shampoo anymore. I use the apple cyder vinegar with the mother still in it. You can get it at GNC or other heath food stores. Shake it up and I use 1 part vinegar to 3 or 4 parts water. Make up the baking soda mixture each time you shower, 1 tsp. per cup. Apple cyder vinegar mixture, I make up 24 oz and it lasts for a month. Try not to get any of these in your eyes, it will irritate them. I also wash my body with the same. Works great.
Also, have been no poo for 3 months now. No problems, takes a few weeks to get used to not using shampoo anymore. I use the apple cyder vinegar with the mother still in it. You can get it at GNC or other heath food stores. Shake it up and I use 1 part vinegar to 3 or 4 parts water. Make up the baking soda mixture each time you shower, 1 tsp. per cup. Apple cyder vinegar mixture, I make up 24 oz and it lasts for a month.
I am not completely there but have cut down shampoo days by half or more. Two little cheats to get you through a bad day when you need to look great. When your hair is dry but showing some grease sprinkle a teensy bit of natural talc or cornflour along your part and hairline. Rub it in then brush it, along with the oil it just absorbed, out with boar bristle brush. Also, you could take a drop of shampoo and cleanse just the tiny spot where grease shows - likely along the part and the front hairline.
I'm in the same position. Did you find something that works?
When I was swimming every day, I would pour club soda (neutralizes chlorine) over my hair and then do an apple cider vinegar rinse, and rinse well with water. The baking soda is too harsh to do more than once a week, but the club soda/vinegar will keep it soft and de-tangled. Then I'd work a little aloe gel/glycerin into the ends and leave it in.
Hi.Can you please suggest some organic hair colors. I'm suffering from premature greying and I am looking for some natural alternatives.
I have been only using natural skin care products after my cancer. I use vegetable based colour to get my red hair. I have done this myself and it worked great. I have other recipes nutriscents.com check them out!
I've been no poo for 6 months just using baking soda and apple cider vinegar and I'm really happy with the results. I want to get back to swimming a few times a week though. I know the idea is to wash less frequently, which I am successfully doing but I don't know what I'll do post pool? Wash very time with baking soda/vinegar method? Has anyone does this that is a swimmer?
To see such amazing hacks to care good care of hair by replacing those annoyingly expensive and still harsh shampoos is mind blowing!
Hello! Please please forgive me if this was already mentioned (I read the comments and just didn't see anything about this), do you still shampoo? I will make my own all natural shampoo, but, do you do strictly this baking soda cleansing and no shampoo?
It never damaged my color at all. - Annie at Home
I did it for a year. Color looked the same to me. - Annie at Home
Honestly, it is from over washing. You're head is going crazy trying to grease it all up again. You have to go through the nasty process of itchy head and greasy hair for a while eventually it subsides especially if you are maintaining the no poo baking soda cleanings etc. - PollenO
I did it every day for a year, and it dried out my hair. Been using homemade shampoo bars and natural conditioner since then, for about a year and a half, and only a couple of times a week. I'm thinking I may go back to using the baking soda on occasion. My hair felt so clean when I used it! - Annie at Home
But my head ITCHES after merely few days of not washing it! Itching is so bad that it wakes me up in the night. Not to mention severe dandruff problem... I'm 35, m. Any suggestions?
Since I have gone "no-poo" back in July 2015, the frizziness of my hair has really decreased. That is a big deal when you live in Virginia & the humidity level is always high.
I color my hair red (garnier nutrisse) from home. I have only used baking soda & vinegar & have had ZERO problems. We are all different & will have different reactions. The same train of thought applies to everything. Why am I allergic to one medication, but my children are not. I suggest giving it a whirl maybe on an underneath section before writing it completely off. Good luck!
I pour a little at a time on different parts of my hair so I can really work it into my scalp. Ive been doing since July & still have to do it every 3 or 4 days. I also still use product for styling. Also Ive read you are supposed to be brushing with a fine comb/brush to evenly distribute the oils in your hair. Good luck!
I am excited to ditch shampoo and all of the unnatural chemicals I've been putting in my hair. A little confused though- so you use the whole solution of baking soda, and then the whole solution of ACV? Do you just dump it all on your head and then start mixing it with your hair; I've read about using spray bottles elsewhere and was wondering if that is necessary? How many times a week should I be doing this? And the eventual goal is to stop using anything in your hair altogether?
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