Saturday, July 30, 2011

No 'Poo Update

It's been almost two weeks since I began the no 'poo challenge.  Surprisingly, its gone pretty well so far.  Our three day trek from Philly to Louisiana was probably the worst my hair has looked.  I went maybe three days without washing my hair--and it looked--bad.

On day two we stopped in Memphis to see my best friend from college.  I felt a little embarrassed to see her parents with my grease ball of a head.  So, I sort-of sheepishly, sort-of awkwardly asked my friend if I could "borrow" a teaspoon of baking soda.  She actually thought the whole no shampoo thing was interesting, and she was shocked to see how good my hair looked after washing it with baking soda.

Now I am washing my hair with the BS (baking soda) and ACV (apple cider vinegar) about every other day.  Eventually, I will try to whittle that down to a couple of times a week, then to once a week or so.  My hair has done well without blow drying it or putting hairspray on it.  I didn't think my bangs would do well without hairspray, but they stay put for the most part.

Overall, I've got to say that I'm pretty happy with my choice to go shampoo free.

I found inspiration and information on going no 'poo at Keeper of the Home and Crunchy Betty.

Would you go no 'poo? What's stopping you?


  1. I've been no-poo for over a year, although I don't do the vinegar rinse; I don't feel that my hair really needs it. I have managed every other day, but haven't "trained" my hair yet to go longer with shampoos. But after shampooing every day for 20+ years, every other day is nothing to turn my nose up at ;)

  2. I LOVE this!! I've never even thought about it, but I surely think my hair suffers from being dry and brittle as a result of the shampoo/conditioner circle of death. I wonder what the difference would be for me since my hair is down past my shoulders a good couple of inches... Also, do you think rinsing and the BS alone would be ok for chlorine it gets from our pool?

  3. I'm not sure about the chlorine but my guess is that it will do the trick. If you find your hair is dry after using the BS, try the ACV because it acts as a conditioner.