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  • #31
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    Oh.. so many options... now I am confused!

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    • #32
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      @Milo, how long did it take for your scalp to adjust? I tried apple cider vinegar and it didn't really *do* much, just was a pain in the ass (hard to put in, hard to get out)...Do you dye your hair at all?

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      • #33
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        There was no adjustment period at all! My hair used to be really limp and oily by the end of the day, and after the very first time I no-pooed, I noticed my hair was neither of those. When I used shampoo, I couldn't go more than a full day without washing it, or I looked like a greaseball. Now I can go days without washing it (although I do try to shower every day, using the baking soda every other day, and the vinegar every day).


        Re: baking soda and coconut oil...I don't know because I have yet to use coconut oil in my hair. One of these days I will try though. I currently use coconut oil as my moisturizer, and I've gotten several people hooked on it.


        And yes, I dye my hair either red or brown once every other month or so.

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        • #34
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          @crunchysue Thanks for that site, I've been looking up all sorts of stuff on it!

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          • #35
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            I tried the "no-poo" routine tonight...1 cup water with 1 tbs baking soda dumped on my head and massaged in, rinsed, then 1 cup water with 1 tbs apple cider vinegar dumped on my head and rinsed really well with cold water. My hair and scalp look great! I'm surprised...hopefully I won't go through a "transitional" period either..!


            Do you find it's not so great when you dye your hair though? I'm thinking that hair dye "upsets" your scalps natural oil system with all of those chemicals...I've tried the more "natural" hair dyes, but they don't really do much. One box of very blonde dye actually made my hair DARKER (go figure, right?)

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            • #36
              I've been using only water for the past 8 months. I do have incredibly short hair. But, still....

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              • #37
                Originally posted by primal_jessjane View Post

                Do you find it's not so great when you dye your hair though? I'm thinking that hair dye "upsets" your scalps natural oil system with all of those chemicals...I've tried the more "natural" hair dyes, but they don't really do much. One box of very blonde dye actually made my hair DARKER (go figure, right?)
                I do hair for a living and I No Poo lots of my clients as well as my self. I have found that it is way better for your hair color than regular shampoo. No breakage or fade... it is amazing!
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by AuH2Ogirl View Post
                  Dr. Bronner's Almond Oil Castile soap.
                  Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap

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                  • #39
                    I use a mixture of 1 egg, 1-2 tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tbs honey and maybe 1 tbs lemon juice. Works very well for my slightly greasy hair. Only have to wash it once or twice a week.

                    I know some people use bicarbonate of soda to wash with and apple cider vinegar as a rinse, but that seems to work better for those who haven't got greasy hair. It sure doesn't work for me. I just end up with extremely greasy hair!
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                    • #40
                      i love Giovanni organic hair products. they're organic, and low in the "bad stuff" but they also actually WORK (unlike a lot of other organic hair care products *cough* aubrey organics *cough*). if you want to compare different body care products on the basis of what kind of junk is in them, check out EWG's cosmetic database.
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                      • #41
                        I use Dr. Bonners rose scented liquid castille soap for everything including shampoo once a week. I just can't be bothered mixing up all the stuff in my pantry and putting on my head although to each his/her own. My hair and scalp did not go through any excessively greasy phase because I cut back gradually on the poo from daily to every other day to every third day and now weekly.

                        Now I'm looking for a good old fashioned boar bristle hair brush. I was reading something about ladies in olden times being taught as girls to brush their hair 100 strokes before bed each night but that was with boar bristle brushes not the stiff plastic kind we mostly have now. I think it makes sense that the brushing helps distribute the natural oil throughout the length of the hair. A lot of people with long hair have complained about poo free not working for this reason.

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                        • #42
                          Clairol Herbal Essences Length and Strength. Also the rinse out conditioner, and the leave in treatment..I have very fine, waist length hair.

                          ETA: I dye, too...I touch up at least once a month.
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                          • #43
                            no poo didn't work for me. i used a natural bristle brush with the intent of spreading the oils, and it worked to some small degree but not well enough. i tried no-poo for around 3 weeks and ended up with frazzled greasy hair (it was even really frizzy on top while being greasy on top). i have no interest in trying again.
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                            • #44
                              I wash my hair once or twice a week. At the moment i'm finishing off my bottles of redken shampoo/conditioner but i intend to switch after that. I'd like to try the castile soap, and the baking soda/vinegar to see which I like best.

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                              • #45
                                I just use water. I don't remember when I started. Sometime shortly after Richard Nickoley published his first experiment about going poo-less & soap-less.

                                Back then I would use 8 oz of beer in my hair maybe twice a month to keep it from getting greasy. I've since discovered that using only cold water on my hair pretty much keeps the grease away without using other product.

                                I also discovered that poo-free & soap-free is not as viable on the SAD as it is on primal. Body just excretes too much toxic sh!t on the SAD to be skipping soap for very long.

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