Sunday, May 29, 2011

No Poo Update

It's been over seven weeks now since I last used shampoo. Most of that time, I was washing my hair with baking soda in water about twice a week. I tried to gradually increase the time between washes, while rinsing my hair with just water in between. It seemed like my hair was getting oily just as quickly as it did with shampoo & I was starting to question my commitment to no poo.

So I decided to try a rinse with diluted apple cider vinegar. Not sure that did much. The next day I tried to just massage my scalp & rinse really well in the shower. Then I blowdried my hair & the results were great: shiny, bouncy hair that looked just like it did back in the shampoo days!

After trying it a couple of times, it seems my hair gets shinier when I blow it dry. Letting it air dry is what I usually do, but I might try to fit blowdrying into my routine now...
One thing that's a bit different about my hair with no poo is how I can feel the oil in it. Kind of like how my hair felt on the rare occasions that I used conditioner in the past. It isn't smelly, lanky or greasy--I don't think anyone would see me on the street & say, "That gal ain't washed her hair in ages... ew!"--but I do feel a bit of oil left on my hands when I run them through it. Similar to what I get from rubbing my face. 

I think I'll stick with this no poo thing.

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