My no poo experiment

no poo method

If you’ve read my blog at all you know I’m trying to do better at getting most chemicals out of my home. Making my own detergent, using wool dryer balls instead of chemically laden sheets, using products for the home with fewer ingredients are just a few of the things I’ve done. I have tried the no poo method of washing my hair two times now. One time I did it for almost two weeks using baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I realize that as a no poo’er you are supposed to give it a good 6 weeks to get your hair back to it’s natural state. I couldn’t get past the yuckiness of my hair.

 So, I tried again. This time using Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap and water with orange oil added putting it in a repurposed creamer bottle.  I didn’t even make it a week. I know the lack of chemicals is better for you. But I have a hard time getting past the heavy weighted oily hair that I end up with. The first day is awesome. It makes my hair look bouncy and gives it body. But by the third day oh no. Even if I wash it again with the Dr. Bronners and do the ACV (apple cider vinegar), it’s too gross. I tried. I really did. I failed again. I just can’t do the no poo method. Have you tried it? Did it work? Any advice to get me over the hump? I failed…and I guess I’m ok with that. Now I just need to find a shampoo and conditioner with fewer chemicals and no sodium lauryl sulfate. What are the odds I can find it on my budget? 🙂

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  1. I’m doing no-poo now: baking soda and water to wash and ACV and water to conditioner. It controls the itch of my extremely dry scalp and my hair looks amazing for about 2 or 3 days before I need to repeat. I’ve been doing it for about 9 months or so.

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