I had read a couple months ago about the "no poo" method of hair care. Well, I think I'm a "convert" now! I started washing my hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar the other day, and I like it! I've been searching for some way to keep my hair clean, but not use so many harmful chemicals. And I haven't been willing to pay $10 (or more) for a bottle of organic shampoo or conditioner (I know, I'm kinda cheap like that- I know people pay way more for hair care products...but whatever).
|There's no rhyme or reason to the products I'm using, this is just what I happen to have on hand right now. I'm thinking I will get a different bottle of apple cider vinegar and save the organic unpasteurized stuff for the kitchen!|
Anyway, I did a Google search for "no poo" and came across this article, and figured out how to get started. I was a little skeptical, but after the apple cider vinegar rinse, I was convinced. My hair felt soft and manageable (and not tangled!), and the results were similar to using shampoo and conditioner. Plus, I feel really good about not dumping all those chemicals on my head, and them subsequently getting into my bloodstream, etc. The first time I did it, there were a ton of little hairs sticking up all over my head once my hair dried (regrowth from postpartum hair loss), but the next time, I just used a little bit of coconut oil to smooth them down. My hair feels soft, and smells like...hair. I don't mind the absence of perfume-y scent, as I find most strong scents irritating anyway.
So, let me know...would you consider doing this??? Have you done it? What do you think?