I’m going no-poo!

I’m trying out the no-poo movement. It’s only been a week, and the jury is still out. No, I’m not talking about actual poo, but shamPOO. I was skipping around the blogosphere one day, following links hither and yon, and came across an entry similar to this one. She tried it, she liked it, she does it. I thought I would give it a go, too. I hate spending tons of money on my hair. I hate recycling those bottles. Cheap, easy, and something I could buy in bulk. I’m in!

Want to know what I’m using to wash my hair? BAKING SODA! Yup, the same stuff you cook with and sometimes clean with, I’m washing my hair with.

My hair is shiny. It’s clean. I’m only using baking soda and water to wash it. Two tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in two cups of water for my long hair. I could follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse, but we don’t have any at the moment.

My only issue is that yesterday, even after washing twice, it was slightly greasy. Clean but greasy, if that makes sense. It looked OK, but felt weird. The website I’m using as a resource says that’s normal as your hair adjusts. My hair runs towards oily naturally, and it had been a few days since I’d washed it and that last afternoon I’d been outside sweating and working in the yard, so with all those factors, that bit of oily feeling would have been natural. Today, though, I washed and it feels just fine! So, maybe it was just a combination of adjusting and going too long between washes.

I’m going to give it a bit longer before I make my final decision. I like how my hair looks and feels. I certainly like the cost, what 50 cents a pound? I definitely want to try the apple cider vinegar rinse. I’ll keep ya posted.

For more information and instructions, head here: Info: Shampoo Free

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