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No Poo take 2 update~ Week 1

ok, so I have no pics, but thats ok, Ill just tell you… my hair has hit the crucial greasy phase, where I gave up last time.  Most people say weeks 1-2 are the worst, get better in 3-4 and are usually through transition in week 5.  This site, fulfilled homemaking, (no poo article) has been my comfort, that all will get better.  Bikram is not helping this transition, but I am going to attempt to make it longer than last time, because, damn it, I like a challenge.  As a teacher I should have waited until summer, but oh well here I am in January rather greasy… week 5 isn’t long off is it???


No Poo Take Two

Quick little post, because I was so happy with the results…

Last summer I tried to ditch shampoo and conditioner (I use Desert Essence Organic/vegan shampoo) and go no ‘poo which consists of using baking soda and apple cider vinegar, and it didn’t work.  If you do your research, you will find that people give all kinds of measurements, tell you it might take a month for your body’s normal scalp oil production to come into balance, etc.  What I found was that I never got my ratios right, and I gave up… hey at least my shampoo wasn’t chemical based, so I was kind of winning….

Now that we are involved in the LDP, I decided to give it another go, because heck… it’s cheaper, healthy and if it works, would make me less worried about buying shampoo (because with the LDP if I buy it and don’t like it, I have to use it… see original LDP post for why).  I ultimately decided to give it another go, because I ran into these new ratios from Whitney at Eco-Vegan Gal.

Here using her ratio guidelines I did this…

  • Put a tbsp of baking soda in a pint ball jar
  • Put a tbsp of quality Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar in a pint ball jar
  • Got in the shower
  • Added the full two cups water (about 1 pint) in the baking soda jar, poured it slowly on my head and really scrubbed my scalp. Rinsed.
  • Added the full two cups water in the ACV jar and poured it over my ends only really avoiding the roots. Rinsed.

My hair looks and feels great!!!  Maybe these new ratios will be my no ‘poo savior!!! Will keep you posted!



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