Monday, January 27, 2014

"I don't shampoo my hair" - No Poo Testimonial

UPDATE MAY 2017 (WHY I SWITCHED TO WATER ONLY) 
http://kaseyajohnson.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-i-switched-to-water-only-no-poo.html

UPDATE JANUARY 2016 (2+ YEARS AFTER STARTING): http://kaseyajohnson.blogspot.com/2016/01/no-poo-update.html

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Conversations lately have gone like this:

Friend - "Your hair looks so good!! What are you doing?"
Me - "I don't wash it"  [insert big grin]
Friend - "You don't what your hair??"

I haven't washed my hair with traditional shampoo for about 4 months. I have also received more compliments on it than ever.

I have fine, wavy hair. As many people with wavy hair can attest, it is not easy to take care of...



To tame the frizz, I have used every gel, cream, mouse, etc. Different shampoos and conditioners. While this does help with frizz and curl definition, it doesn't help with volume. My hair usually looked limp, pasted to my head, or crunchy.

Exhibit A:
(Before Photos)










This is me trying really hard on a hot date... mouse and hair dryer diffusing!! I've got pretty good volume, but see all the crunch?!




I ran across a no poo blog... did some more research, and figured it was worth a shot! Here is my hair now...



Bam!!





The above after photos are without any product (no shampoo, conditioner, mouse, gel, etc.), and it is diffused with a hair dryer. That's it! I also haven't "cleansed" it for about 2 weeks.) It's not a big grease ball!


These photos are also with no product, and with hair dryer diffusing.









So... what is no poo?
The idea is that your scalp produces oils. It should produce a normal amount, but because we use shampoo with harsh chemicals, your hair is stripped of all it's natural oils. Because of that, your scalp goes on oil-producing overload. This is why most people can't go more than one day in between washing their hair.

The result is that you need all kinds of product to put the moisture and texture back in to your hair. But, like I described above, it usually has an effect that is less desirable that just leaving your hair natural!

Here was my process: 
I started by going cold turkey -- No washing my hair until I absolutely couldn't go any longer. The first time I think I lasted 6 days. My hair was greasy. For about 2 weeks, I did a lot of braids, and buns. It wasn't pretty.

Everyone looking fabulous... me with slicked back hair... haha.


After the initial 2 weeks, my scalp readjusted, and my hair started to change for the better.

For the first month or so, I washed about once a week. The second two months have been more every 1 1/2-2 weeks.

When I'm ready to wash, I cleanse my hair with diluted baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar. I dilute about 2TBSP of Baking Soda in about a cup of water. I use a squeeze bottle. The BS only goes on your roots. You squeeze it on and massage it in to your roots until your hair starts to feel slippery. This means the BS is breaking down the grease. Then you rinse it all out - really well!




I put the ACV in a spray bottle. About 2TBSP for 1 1/2 cups of water. This gets sprayed on your ends. It acts as a conditioner. Then you rinse that out well.

These amounts work for me, but it took me a little bit of time and trial and error to get it right. Many people start no poo and can't get through the transition phase. But keep going! It really is worth it. Invest in a couple cute hats :)

A big key to this process is a 100% natural boar bristle brush. This helps distribute the oils to the ends of your strands -- so it's not all sitting on your roots. I think my transition would have been shorter if I had gotten one of these sooner.

My process now is like this:
Before I get in the shower, I brush my dry hair with the natural bristle brush. I still shower and get my hair wet every day. If it's not a "cleansing" day, I massage my roots with my fingertips in the water for a bit. Then, while still in the shower, I use a wide-tooth comb to get all the tangles out. This cuts down on snarly frizz, and all my strands are "pieced" together, so I get nice waves, and not frizz.

Once I get out of the shower, I don't touch my hair. No towel, no brushing, no scrunching, that's it. When I air dry my hair, this is what it looks like.




As you can see, there is less volume than when I diffuse with a hair dryer, but still a drastic improvement over the before photos.

On days I want more volume, I still don't brush, use product, use a towel --- nothing! I just diffuse with a hair dryer.

Lastly, at one point, my hair was feeling a little dry. I diluted raw honey in a spray bottle. About 1/2TSP in 1/4 cup of water. And I would spray that on my ends every day. I didn't wash it out. Sort of like a leave in conditioner. I also put a couple drops of essential oils. Your hair doesn't smell like ACV, and it doesn't stink... it just kind of smells like hair. So a little Essential oil is nice.

The only issue I found with the raw honey is it molds kind of quickly in the bottle. I'm currently looking for a new solution.

An unexpected pro - When we go out of town, I only need to bring my brush, comb, and hair dryer. I used to have an entire bag dedicated to hair product!

And that's it! I'll never go back.

Feel free to leave questions :)




96 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I have been so curious about this and have been tempted myself to take the leap. You may have convinced me!!! Your hair looks amazing!

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    1. I just started, but notice that since starting my hair is super kinky and also extremely tangled and dirty feeling. (My hair is thick,big and curly) any suggestions?

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    2. I think this is part of the transition. At first, my hair was almost impossible to comb through. But after a little while and really consistent boar brushing, it got much better, and transitioned to it's new normal. It's much easier to comb through, and isn't so snarly. You also might be using a little too much baking soda. My hair will never be as detangled as it was when I used commercial conditioner. A TINY bit of diluted coconut or olive oil might help (just on your ends). And I highly recommend the Wet Brush. It's like magic for tangled hair.

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  3. I just started doing this last week. I had no idea you used it! I love the tip about mixing the baking soda with water in a squeeze bottle. I've just been scrubbing the BS into my roots. I am completely sold now and sticking to it!!

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    1. Awesome!!! Yea, I started just rubbing the BS soda in too, but I felt like it was too strong, and dried out my hair.

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  4. I bought a spray bottle to go NOPOO but have been putting it off- I'm inspired!=)

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  5. How long did it take to get your hair that length?

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    1. I'm pretty sure I started growing it out late Summer 2012... So, it was the length of the "sweater picture" above a year and a half ago. I don't have any proof, but I think my hair has been growing faster since I started no poo.

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  6. In between cleanses, do you rinse with water when you shower daily?

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  7. Nevermind! I read more closely and that makes sense!! Oops!

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    1. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  8. I have very long hair and I get split ends like crazy!! Which makes it hard to keep it long. Do you think this no poo will help keep the healthy hairs strong? Do you get split ends now that your hair is long or is this supposed to help our hair altogether?

    Christina

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    1. I think it probably will. My hair seems to be growing faster, which makes me think it's healthier. I never had big trouble with split ends, but I think I notice less now. You might also look up natural remedies to strengthen hair. Thanks for posting!

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    2. I use coconut oil on my ends, straight out of the jar. I put it on, sleep through the night and rinse in the morning. (You don't have to leave it that long) if you want a good deep conditioner (its not natural/organic) i love to use Joico's K Pac on my bleach clients to remedy the damage caused by lightening.

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  9. How often do you wash your hair? I mean only with water, I want to start but I don't know if I should just use the baking soda and then not getting my hair wet until the next time I use baking soda??

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    1. When I first started out, I showered and got my hair wet everyday, and used BS/ACV about every six days. It has slowly transitioned to where I'm washing with BC/ACV about every 11 days. I still shower and wet my hair daily.

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  10. I have been no 'poo for 24 days; my wavy hair is soft and looks good if I let it air dry and only finger style it. If I brush my hair at any time, it has LOTS for static electricity and flys everywhere. Any ideas on how to control it? Thanks.

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    1. I haven't dealt with much static myself... mostly because I almost never brush my hair (except before I get in the shower). But, I did read on a few blogs that a little bit of raw honey or coconut oil can help. People have said the put the honey on their hair when it's wet in the shower. I actually tried honey myself and I thought it was really nice for my hair. It kept my hair shiny and moisturized. But, it gets moldy pretty quickly in the shower, so you have to dilute it in water in small batches every other day or so...

      And for the coconut oil, I think people are putting that on dry hair. Just a tiny bit on your fingers - a little bit of coconut oil goes a long way - and run your fingers through your hair.

      Hopefully one of these options helps! I've had a lot of luck googleing no poo blogs, and reading the comment sections of people that are troubleshooting. Then, I try something myself, and adjust until I feel like I find something that is working. Let me know what you find out!

      Thanks :)

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  11. What do you do when it's time for a haircut? How does your stylist wash your hair before the trim?

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    1. I just ask her not to shampoo it or use any product. She uses water in the sink to wet it down, and then combs it out. Sometimes she styles it after (without product), but a lot of times we just let it airdry.

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    2. How would this method work if you get your hair colored? Is there a no poo method for when you get hair colored?

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    3. How does this method if you get your hair colored? Is there a way I can tell my stylist not to use shampoo after she colors it?

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    4. I don't color my hair, so I'm not sure how it would affect that. But, when I get my hair cut, I do ask that she not shampoo my hair. And because my hair is so long, and can be tangly when wet, she actually just dry cuts it!

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  12. I advised that I have gone No 'Poo so she did a water only wash. She also said my hair is in great condition.

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  13. How do you dilute the baking soda in the water?? When I mix mine all the baking soda settles on the bottom. When you first started and said you didn't wash your hair for 6 days to 2 weeks, does that mean you didn't use anything but still got your hair wet with water each day? I have been trying no poo but sadly drifted away and really want to start back up!!

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    1. Mine does settle also, but I just shake it up before each use, and it all comes out together when I turn it over to squirt on my roots.

      When I first started, as well as now, I shower and get my hair wet daily. I brush my dry hair with a natural boar brush before I get in the shower, and comb it with a wide tooth comb while it's wet in the shower. On days that I'm not washing, this helps to define the curls, and distribute the oils.

      Let me know if you have other questions! I've found that you have to be consistent and diligent with the process to get results. I went through a period of time where I was being lazy and not brushing... my hair became more dry and frizzy and less "soft". As soon as I started brushing & combing again, things got better.

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    1. I just use Wegmans (local grocery) generic brand.

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  15. Kasey, for a deep conditioner try coconut oil! :)

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  16. I've been doing no poo for 5 weeks now, and I'm not very happy about it so far. I went completely cold turkey, and only cleanse my hair once a week. But I also exercise daily, so I think that has a negative affect. Also, it is very hot where I live.
    I don't want to give this up because I want healthy and long hair, but I might have to soon, because I feel so gross all the time :(

    Any suggestions to improve my methods?

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    1. Sorry to hear it's not going very well! What type of hair do you have (curly, straight, thick, etc.) and what do you do? The best advice I always give is brushing it every day, really well with the natural boar bristle brush. Let me know more about your process, and hopefully I can help more!

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  17. This is SO tempting to try. My head get SO itchy if i miss one day of shampooing and i think it because my body/head/oils are outtawack. I use tea tree oil shampoo fight now and that is it. I think need to givethis a go... i have moatly straight hair with a bit of wave in the back... so we'll see!

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    1. Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions.

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  18. What do u do when u go swimming. Do u not get ur hair wet?

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    1. I've been doing this since last fall, and I guess I haven't gone swimming since then! So, unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you. I imagine you could still get your hair wet. Maybe google some more blogs for that answer?

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  19. Do you work out and sweat often? I have very curly hair, just past my shoulder length, that gets kinkier the more humid is outdoors or the more sweat I work up. Wondering if anyone who has this type of hair has tried this.

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    1. I have found that this still works on sweaty work out hair - you might just have to wash a little more often. And brush really well.

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  20. Wow I am impressed! I love every part of this blog, the before and after photos which is not just 1 and on different occasions which means that this is DEFINITELY worth trying! Been doing lots of research about no shampoo routine and your blog is the one that inspired me the most to do it. Thanks so much!

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  21. I have been doing this for about a year and a half and I love it! And your hair looks great, too! If anyone is interested in my no poo experience with my finer and straighter hair, I wrote about it on my blog: http://greatleapyear.weebly.com/blog/my-no-poo-experience

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  22. Do you think this woild work for fine thin straight hair?

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    1. I think it probably would! I imagine you'll have fuller, healthier looking hair. I can't say for sure... but anything natural usually gives better results than store bought chemicals... I would suggest googling other blogs for people that have tried no poo with straight hair.

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  23. Can you cut out the vinegar and just do baking soda?

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    1. You can - the ACV isn't necessary to get your hair clean. However, I find that it does condition my hair, and make it shinier. Plus, it helps to detangle. I often spray the ACV on my hair in between washes.

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    2. Hey Kasey! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I've been no poo for about 2 weeks, still very new! Do you live in an area with hard water, or have any advice for that? Also, about how long would you say it took to fully get through transition?Thanks!

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    3. Unfortunately, I don't know about hard water.. I'm sorry! I've read other blog posts that address that though. And honestly, it seems like my hair is always changing a little.. but, to fully get through the greasy "no-fun" stage, probably a few weeks. I think you're almost there!

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    4. Thanks so much, Kasey! I think I'm through the transition stage and am just water-only. Loving my hair much more, these days! Your blog was so helpful and encouraging to me :)

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    5. I'm so glad it's working well for you!! Glad to help :)

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  24. What brand of the boar bristle brush do you use?

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    1. I got mine at Ulta.
      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod481510

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  25. Your information has been very helpful and informative. Thank you for sharing! How do you use the essential oils in your hair to make it smell nice? What do you dilute the oils with, and how do you apply it and where?

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    1. Glad it's helpful! I have a small spray bottle with water that I add a few drops of essential oils to. I keep adding drops until it's strong enough. Then when I'm all done in the shower, I just spray on the ends of my hair.

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  26. Is the boar bristle brush pertinent to this process? Or can I just use any brush/comb I have already a drawerful.

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    1. You can try a regular brush and see how it works for you. I felt like the boar bristles were important, because I thought it really moved the oils from my roots to my ends. Give what you have a try, and then if you're not getting good results, maybe try the boar bristle brush.

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  27. When you say no washing your hair for 6 days, do you mean with the BS and ACV. I would like to try this, but need to at least run water through my hair everyday. Sorry for the confusion, but this is all new to me... Thanks

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    1. I shower and get my hair wet everyday. When I say wash, I mean BS & ACV.
      However, I just discovered that if I straighten my hair, I can keep it straight for almost an entire week!

      For example: Friday morning I'll wash my hair with water/BS/ACV and wear it curly.
      Saturday morning I'll take a shower with my hair in a shower cap. Then I'll straighten it.
      Every night, I put my hair up in a loose bun to sleep on. In the morning, I shower with my hair in a shower cap. Then I brush it out, and touch it up with a straightener if needed.

      By Wednesday, it's starting to get greasy, so I put a little dry BS on my roots before I brush it. I generally wash with water/BS/ACV to start the process over again on Thursday or Friday.

      Great question!

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    2. So can you rinse your hair with water everyday...cause you said you put a shower cap on it...and not only am I trying to get my hair healthier but thicker! Do you think this will help with that?

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    3. So can you rinse your hair with water everyday...cause you said you put a shower cap on it...and not only am I trying to get my hair healthier but thicker! Do you think this will help with that?

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    4. So can you rinse your hair everyday? You said you put it in a shower cap is why I ask...and I also want my hair to become thicker! Will this help with that?

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    5. Sorry for the delay in responding - somehow I missed your comment! You can rinse it every day. I don't because then I can skip the drying step everyday. And yes, I think your hair will be healthier which will make it thicker and with the natural oils, I think you'll notice more volume. I definitely did!

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  28. When you say 6 day of no washing, do you mean not even with water?

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  29. do you have any experience with flour?

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  30. I'm new to this no-poo hair thing. Thanks for such a good article about it. I'm not sure yet what to do (what method)...

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    1. 1.5 years and a baby later, and I still love no poo! Let me know if you have any questions :)

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  31. I can't wait to give this a try!! I'm SO tired of my hair. It is so fine, wavy and limp, I literally can't do anything to it, but use my straightener on it. No amount of product has ever given me volume or pretty waves. This is going to be a tough transition for me. One day of not washing my hair and my roots are greasy, but my ends feel super dry and is a snarly mess. How long would you say until you started noticing a difference in your hair? Did you get your hair wet when you went those first 6 days without washing? Sorry for all the questions!!!! But your hair just looks so gorgeous, totally has me ready to make the switch!!

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    1. I think I noticed a difference in about a month or two. If I remember right, I started the process in October. My friends got married in November, and that was the first time I diffused it, and noticed all the volume. My hair wasn't a greasy mess for 2 months, but I remember that wedding being the first time that I thought, "whoa, my hair has never done THIS before." (the red jacket photo above).

      I believe I did get my hair wet the first 6 days every day when I showered. But that isn't necesary. And actually, keeping it dry and then brushing it out each day might actually help the transition. If you keep your greasy hair dry, it might looks less greasy... rather than adding more moisture to it, you know what I mean?

      I don't think you'll be disappointed! It's the kind of thing you just have to stick with, and be prepared for a little trial and error.

      Let me know if you have further questions!

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  32. Hi Kasey, I was really encouraged by your article! I really want to try this but I am pregnant now and I feel like my hormones totally changed the greasyness of my hair, do you think would it make the difference to start trying this now or after the baby is born?

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    1. Hi Eszter! I don't think it's a bad idea to start now! If your hair is greasier, it just might take a little longer to transition is all.

      I did this before I had my first baby. And continued the process during my pregnancy. I still liked no poo during my pregnancy, and have continued after. However, my hair tended to be drier - especially during my second trimester. The only thing it affected was I just didn't wash as often.

      My hair is not quite as full or curly after my baby/pregnancy. I did lose some hair after he was born (like most pregnant women), but didn't notice it coming out in clumps, like many people describe. So, I'm hopeful that maybe no poo is helpful for postpartum! But, I can't really be sure since I didn't have a previous pregnancy to compare it to.

      Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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  33. The cider vinegar is very important in removing residue, and balancing the pH levels on your scalp! That's why it makes your hair shiny.

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    1. You're right! I wasn't sure what the ACV was for at first, but I have found that my hair is softer and shinier when I use it.

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  34. How do you know when your amounts are right? I have really oily hair as it is and I'm thinking about starting this. Do I go 2 weeks without washing my hair and then start the baking soda and vinegar?

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    1. Go as long as you can without washing before starting the BS & Vinegar. Then, once you do wash with them, the amounts are a little trial and error. I personally use about 8oz. of water with 1-2TBS of BS or Vinegar. For the baking soda, I want the mixture to be strong enough to break down the oils - you'll feel your hair get really slippery. But if it feels gritty or really dry after you wash, you probably have too much BS and should add more water. With the vinegar... I do that one a little more by smell. I want the water to definitely smell like vinegar... but not be overpowering. Good luck!

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  35. I tried this for the first time last night. I definitely think my hair feels clean and very soft, which I like. But I need some help in the styling department using no product. I have very thick, very curly hair and today it just looks fluffy. I had to put it back in a braid this morning before work (I wore it in a braid to bed last night). How much of the baking soda/water mix did you use to wash your scalp? I made half of the recipe you posted and used the entire thing. But, at no point did my hair feel slippery. It felt great when I rinsed it out though - very soft and felt clean. Also, how much of the vinegar did you use on your hair? I did not use too much because I didn't want it to smell.

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    1. Dana - I use 1-2 TBS of Baking Soda in about 1 cup of water. And I go through about half of the solution per wash.

      What has your routine been before the baking soda? If you've been washing all along with shampoo, and haven't gone through a period of not washing at all, your hair wont' feel slippery because the baking soda isn't washing out much grease.

      Your hair is going to transition... until you get to a point where your scalp is regulating itself, and you are brushing the oils through your hair, you'll probably find that your hair isn't doing it what you want to yet. And some product probably isn't a bad thing. I would go for as much as you can that is naturally based.

      Let me know if I can help further.

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    2. Thanks for your reply! For about a year now I have been using a sulfate and paraben free shampoo. Prior to doing the baking soda wash last night I had not washed my hair in about 4 days which is pretty normal for me. On top of my hair being thick and curly, it is also very dry so I do not wash often and my hair does not get very greasy.

      I am wondering if brushing it out prior to the wash is part of them problem (for me). I have always been told, because of how curly my hair is, that it should never be brushed when it's dry, only when it's wet. I will keep pushing and see how it goes for a while. I really do like how soft my hair feels and I'm a big fan of going the natural route, and the cheaper route too!

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    3. The hard thing with no poo is that it's different for everyone. I brush my hair when it's dry before I get in the shower (with a boar bristle brush to distribute the oils) - then I detangle it when it's wet if I want to wear it curly.

      If I'm straightening it, I brush it out right before I use the flat iron.

      My hair is kind of a combo - I would classify it more as wavy. So what I do with mine might now work the exact same as yours. Good luck and let me know if I can help!

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    4. I've been trying to go no poo for 2 weeks now and my hair is getting really greasy at the back of my head.. I was wondering if i can go no poo with only water, i have not washed my hair with BS because i've read a lot of articles witch state that it is bad for your hair and scalp. Any help on the subject?

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    5. Amy - I have heard of people doing water only. I bet there are blog articles out there with more info!

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  36. I tried this for the first time last night. I definitely think my hair feels clean and very soft, which I like. But I need some help in the styling department using no product. I have very thick, very curly hair and today it just looks fluffy. I had to put it back in a braid this morning before work (I wore it in a braid to bed last night). How much of the baking soda/water mix did you use to wash your scalp? I made half of the recipe you posted and used the entire thing. But, at no point did my hair feel slippery. It felt great when I rinsed it out though - very soft and felt clean. Also, how much of the vinegar did you use on your hair? I did not use too much because I didn't want it to smell.

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  37. Amy - there is a Facebook group regarding these topics :-D If you're on Facebook, I'd encourage you to check them out. They've helped me a lot! No poo/low poo (no shampoo) hair care. A few may come up in your search, it's the one with the biggest amount of members.

    Bs can be bad for some hair types, but when used correctly it's great! A general rule of thumb for me; any wash method that leaves the hair feeling like straw, is too harsh a method. If it's bs, use less bs or add more water and follow with an acidic rinse like diluted lemon juice or diluted vinegar. I personally use 1/2 teaspoon of bs to about 3/4 cup of filtered water and spray onto dry hair. Then I use about 1/4 a lemon squeezed into 1 or 2 cups of filtered water. (I have terribly hard water, which is another beast all its own to tame and filtered water is a must for me. Some have no issues with hard water because the hair and scalp can get used to it. I am not so fortune :-\) The pH changes with the application of the bs, so the acidic rinse is, more often than not, necessary to rebalance it so as not to cause damage over time. I can't use vinegar because my hair is low porosity and holds onto smells for days. I prefer the smell of lemon, even though vinegar is cheaper and less work.

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  38. I've been wanting to do this no poo thing, I started easy using aloe Vera, baking soda,castle soap, vitamin e, essential oil, and apple cider vinegar blend. But my hair was oily on top but dry in the back. Tried using a coconut oil, jojoba oil, and essential oil mix but it made it too oily.

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  39. I've been wanting to do this no poo thing, I started easy using aloe Vera, baking soda,castle soap, vitamin e, essential oil, and apple cider vinegar blend. But my hair was oily on top but dry in the back. Tried using a coconut oil, jojoba oil, and essential oil mix but it made it too oily.

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    1. I very rarely put coconut oil in my hair. And if I do, it's just a TINY bit on the ends. It will make it too oily. I just use Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar. And brush my natural oils through with a boar brush.

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  40. This may be a stupid question but...how do you know when the transition period is over?

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    1. I felt like my hair had reached it's new normal. It didn't get oily after only a few days. And it was easier to comb through - not soo tangly. I think you'll know once you get there!

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  41. How long did it take for your hair to grow out after you started the process?

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    1. I don't know exactly ... the above pic of me in the car with my husband is October 2010. And then this blog was posted January 2014 with the after pics ... But, I don't think it took 4 years! I kept my hair short for quite a while. I would guess a year or two? I don't feel like I have fast growing hair, but I also don't think it's too slow growing. I do trim it up fairly often, so it probably doesn't grow as long/fast as people that don't cut their hair often. Hope that's helpful!

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  42. Hello!! Loved you posts, I'm in the NOPOO process, not doing well but I'll keep going. What's ACV? I'm missing that part.. Thank you!!

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  43. Kasey, I have very fine thin hair (trying to grow it out) I don't wash my hair everyday maybe at the most every other day or every 2 days. Tonight I decided to try the BS and vinegar. I found one recipe that called for 1 tablespoon of baking soda to three tablespoons of water and 1:4 ratio of acv (I added peppermint essential oil to the acv for smell) is it normal for the scalp to feel cold and does the BS need to be a paste or does it matter I put it on my scalp and massaged in then rinsed and put acv on. Is it necessary to go a week without washing before starting this process

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    1. I think your hair is feeling cold from the peppermint essential oil. Try it without the oil and see if that makes a difference.
      I dilute my BS in water so it's a liquid. I think a paste, or straight BS is too heavy and can cause dryness and breakage.

      You don't have to go a week in between. But, the more you wash your hair in the beginning, the longer it will take your hair to transition.

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