March 29, 2014

No 'Poo Method (No Shampoo).



Hey Strangers;
It's been forever, almost a whole month. No excuses. I just didn't have anything to share. Now I do! If you've read my blog for awhile, you know I'm not very dependable. I don't blog for money. It's a hobby. I share when I want. Hopefully, you like what I have to say!

Today, I am talking about the 'No 'Poo method' - can I just say, I hate the name. When I say it out loud, I immediately have to correct it and say "shampoo, not the other thing your thinking". I mean I get it. The whole idea is about the fact that shampoo has a whole bunch of shit in it, that really only hurts our hair. Thus, no 'poo' means no shampoo and none of the other crap that comes in our shampoo bottles.

Now, I'm no expert on this. I just really like the whole natural idea of things. If I can go more natural comfortably, than I will. Trust me, I still eat and use a ton of crap. Small changes. right? Not to mention, my makeup products will most likely never be all natural. My food intake will definitely never be all natural (I love my pizza). There are plenty of things that I can't naturalize, but my hair care - I can.

I did some research; Yes, I did. I found two different 'no 'poo' methods. The baking soda method, and the shampoo bar method. I don't really like the idea of baking soda in my hair - I'm not sure why, but I just don't. If you are interested in this method or want some more great info on the 'no 'poo method' in general, check out Amanda's FAQ section on her page. She's been 'no 'poo' for more than a year, check out her one year update. Her blog is pretty awesome too (she has no idea who I am, I'm not promoting her). So, if you'd like to go the baking soda method, she's your girl.

I, on the other hand, have chosen to go with the shampoo bar method. Instead of a baking soda concoction, I just buy a natural shampoo bar to wash my hair with. Both methods consist of an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse.

This is just an introduction post, the last time I used a shampoo was on Tuesday (5 days ago). I just used a clarifying shampoo, and no conditioner. I wanted to start from scratch (it was recommended in my research). I can usually go at least three days without washing my hair normally, so by Friday my  hair was greasy and needed to be washed. I washed my hair with my shampoo bar.

I looked everywhere for shampoo bars, read reviews, and ingredients (of course) && ultimately settled on Apple Valley Natural Soap Shampoo bars. I love anything with coconut, so I grabbed the coconut milk and citrus shampoo bar. My hair is clean!


It smells nice and clean, but that doesn't really stick. Afterwards, my hair just smells like soap. I don't mind this, but I'm hoping I can find another one that leaves a nice smell. I may order some samples from their website, to try a few out! :)

I haven't completed an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse yet, I will be doing that on Monday. I kind of doubt I will enjoy it, since it's going to smell like vinegar - but if it makes my hair healthier, I'm all in.

I'll write up an update in a few weeks (I promise). ;)

Have any of you gone 'No 'poo'? Do you like it? Tips? Let me know what you think!

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12 comments:

  1. I don't use shampoo, but I do wash my hair with conditioner - as long as there aren't any 'cones in the conditioner it rinses just fine. It's not about being natural for me, it's to save time combing my tangly hair!

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    1. I have heard that from a lot of people. They only use conditioner. I just don't think my hair would adapt to that. It needs some sort of cleaning agent - but hey, if it works for you, that's awesome! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with one of our shampoo bars on your site! Cheers!

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    1. Thank YOU for having such great shampoo bars! :)

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  3. YES. I love it!! I use no shampoo, ACV rinse or bars tho. I only conditioner wash . I did it many years ago and it was the best decision for my hair! You can see my before "mop hair" and after pictures: http://www.daintyfawn.com/2012/03/my-hair-color-doesn-fade.html

    My hair felt gross and oily for a month. The transitioning period may take 1-3 months. It's worth it. I had oily + dry scalp and horrible dandruff that needed medicated products for. No more scalp issues, Hair is shiny + bouncy. If you have curly or wavy hair, then you most likely need more moisture/conditioner! Try products without sulfates or silicones in it :D

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    1. I am having great results so far, hopefully it stays this way!!

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  5. I couldn't live without washing my hair, I have opted for SLS free haircare. Will be writing up on something soon.

    http://www.le-luxe-le.com/

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    1. That's great! The less harsh products the better! :)

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  6. I've been really curious about this for a while. I do love using SLS free shampoos, but I may have to try this out in the future :)
    BeyondBlush

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    1. I'm loving it so far! It's been a little over a week!

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  7. I've read in a lot of blogs that apple cider vinager smell don't stay on your hair.
    I'm going to try the baking soda in my hair.
    And i'm also adding virgin olive oil and vanilla extract (for the smell) to my vinager.

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