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No 'Poo - Day 1 (or is it Day 3)?

Inspired by baroquestar and dilettantiquity, I've decided to try and kick the shampoo habit . . . I'm going No 'Poo. At first I was thinking of this as Day 1, since this is the first time I washed my hair with baking soda, and a vinegar rinse (white wine vinegar, as I forgot to buy ACV at the store). But it's probably really Day 3, as that's how many days it's been since I washed my hair with shampoo. So far, so good - it's not completely dry yet, but it looks clean and feels soft - softer than when I use conditioner, actually. I'm already in the habit of only washing my hair every other, or every third, day, so hopefully the adjustment period won't be too harsh for me.

I'll post pictures in a few days. Assuming my hair isn't too scary. :D

You're going to do this too, right, kvratties? Oh! And a helpful hint for anyone who decides to try this? Don't get vinegar in your eyes. Just sayin'. *facepalm*



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Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, going no 'poo is fabulous! I haven't 'pooed mine in several years. :)

Am I getting from your description though that you're not using conditioner either? I do Lorraine Massey's Curly Girl, which is just conditioner, no shampoo. You scrub with conditioner to wash, and then condition a second time.

I don't like ACV rinses and the like.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
First of all, WTH is ACV?

Second, I'd like to bequeath to you a new motto: "I don't want sham poo. I want the REAL poo!"
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
I always feel I should do this and yet I don't ever dare. Plus I swim a lot and the chlorine = ugh.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
I haven't used shampoo in years. My hair just gets too much build up and nappiness! I get my recipes from Nappturality if you're interested in more no-pooer options. It's for African American hair but I doubt it matters. Here's the homemade products section:

Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
My Mum used to rinse my hair with malt vinegar to make it shiny. It was something I accepted without question until I left home and discovered conditioner.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I got vinegar in my eyes! Too late! :D
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Aha! I have my ACV but haven't braved it yet - and hopefully I'll remember to keep it out my eyes! I've not washed my hair since Friday so I guess I'm at the end of Day 2. Shall keep you all updated by piggybacking on your entries since my LJ seems to have gone on Sabbatical.

V x
Feb. 3rd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'm with lysimache on this one (Lorraine Massey's deal) --- it works quite excellently. My hair is actually manageable :O

Anyway, awesome :D
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