Friday, August 24, 2012



I finally did it!  I went shampoo free a little over a month ago.  I went pretty basic to start with, baking soda and water.  I’ve been surprised with the results, good surprised.  Yet, I’m still trying to find the right combo for my thick hair.  It probably doesn’t help that I started during my pregnancy when my hormones are constantly changing. 

Rose seems to have it figured out.  The littles don’t seem to mind either way but they do miss the foaming suds.


I’ve been playing around a bit with castile soap in our hair solution mix.  If anything, it’s been great for our skin.

I hope to try a new hair solution this month.  Feel free to chime in with your advice for long super thick hair.


Kim @ Transitus Tiber said...

When I was no-poo (with long thick hair) I used apple cider vinegar (diluted) and water. Baking soda for the roots every couple of weeks or when it became greasy.

It took about 2 months for my hair to get used to everything. Right now I'm back to shampoo (only because I found a couple bottles when we moved). That and all the pregnancy/losses/pregnancy hormonal craze was just too hard to keep up the no-poo and cope with all that.

When they're out, I'll go back to the no-poo solutions.

I do only wash my hair once a week, with shampoo or no-poo. My hair loves it.

My husband has been no-poo for over a year, with ACV/water solution. He has thick Hispanic hair - curly if it grows out - and has had no problems at all. The only 'problem' is that he tends to develop some flakes if he doesn't stay on top of his no-poo routine but now that we have his shunt stuff sorted out, he's been doing well (in both shunt and no flakes).

Lena ~ JOYfilled family said...

the apple cider vinegar didn't seem to work for me. perhaps i need to give it a longer trial.

AmyMak said...

Interesting! I'm interested on how this would work on colored hair? Thanks for the idea.

Teresa said...

Wow, this is great! I am trying to get into more natural personal care and my next project was getting rid of shampoo. I love this idea because it is inexpensive. I recently got rid of my face wash and switched to the oil cleanse and am starting to love that, although it took several weeks and tweaks for my face to adjust well.

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