I have joined the "no poo" bandwagon!!! For those of you who do not know what that is....it does not have to do with BM's. ;) No poo refers to the lack of use of traditional shampoo.
Our house is constantly getting "greener." From cleaning supplies to personal care products to growing our own food, we are always educating ourselves, ridding our lives of chemicals and getting back to the basics.
I have had a long battle with shampoo and trying to find one that does not irritate my skin. I have tried pretty much every organic, sulfate-free product on the market. While some will start out okay, they eventually start causing my neck, back and scalp to breakout. I was skeptical when I first heard of the "no poo" movement. In fact, it took me a few weeks to actually try it. Well, I must say.....I am hooked! I love it! My hair has more volume and is less greasy than ever! (I have very fine hair). Plus no more breakouts! Another bonus...it is much more affordable!
(Picture after my first day No-Poo)
No poo is washing your hair with baking soda and using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as your rinse (conditioner/de-tangler). I pour 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda into a small dish I keep in my shower. When I get in the shower I add water (about equal parts) to the dish and mix with my finger. (I make it fresh each time I wash my hair. It only takes a minute). Then I lean my head back and pour the mixture over my hair. I work the gritty mix (the texture takes a little getting used to especially since we are used to super foaming washes) around my scalp and hair and let it sit for a minute or so. Then I rinse the baking soda mixture from my hair with water. Next, I pour a little ACV into the same dish, add equal parts water, lean my head back, pour the mixture over my hair from root to tip and rinse.
It takes a few washes to "detox" your hair, but once it is clean the results are amazing! Give it a try and let me know what you experience.
Check out my other posts in the "Going Green" Series:
Going Green - Homemade Toothpaste
Going Green - Creating a Non-toxic Kitchen - Products I Love
Going Green - Homemade Non-toxic Household Cleaners
Enjoy and healthy regards!