homemade · thrifty

Saying No to ‘Poo

For the longest time I have read about saying no to the ‘poo.  Shampoo that is.  For me, it seemed like a crazy idea, I mean, how do you not wash your hair? Craziness….right?

Well apparently not, and now I am taking the plunge for 30 days.  I have wild hair that is somewhere between curly and fuzz puffin.  There is apparently a transition period of about one to three weeks for the no ‘poo method to work, and I’m thinking that I probably won’t have much of an issue. 

Seriously, can fuzz puffin really look any worse?  Doubt it.

My main motivation for this endeavor?  To stop the itching.  I am seemingly allergic to every shampoo out there, even the so called “natural” and “organic” ones.  They all make me itch like a mad woman.  My other motivation for this endeavor is the cost and ease.  It only uses three ingredients, and those are things I already have in my kitchen.  Baking soda, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Water (filtered). 

All you do is mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water in a spray bottle.
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This mixture will be your washing agent (so the shampoo step). Just spray your wet hair with this, rub around, and rinse. Easy peasy right.

The next step is to mix 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) into a cup of filtered water, and pour into a separate spray bottle.  photo IMG_2703_zps0604bc81.jpg

This will be your conditioning/rinse agent. You will spray your hair with this after rinsing the baking soda. I keep it in for a few minutes, and then rinse it out. It does not leave a smell so no worries. Now for the theory behind this….Apparently commercial hair care products strip our scalps of the natural oils it needs to protect hair and keep it healthy.  The skin then has to work overtime to make even more oil, and everything is thrown out of balance. It is a vicious process that really depletes the hair of it’s ability to perform as it should. This no ‘poo process restores the balance (or so it should), and allows the hair to do it’s job as it was intended. Another bonus is the fact that I will not be using products that contain phyto estrogens, sulfates, or alcohols. All of which can wreak havoc on a body. So will it work? I have no idea, but after one day, my hair does feel softer. I’ll let ya’ll know how it goes. I’m hopeful, because right now the shower only has two spray bottles and a bar of my homemade soap. Clutter be gone! 🙂

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