Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Poo

I've decided to ditch the poo. I really should have done it a long time ago but I was worried that I would have greasy yucky hair. I haven't used shampoo since Thursday and did my first vinegar rinse last night. I'm actually really surprised but how clean my hair looks and how much more volume it has. I hope this works for me because it will save me a ton of money plus it's easier than going to the store and trying to find a shampoo that isn't filled with chemicals and its way better for the environment.
The way it works is that before you hop in the shower fill one jar with about a tablespoon of baking soda. Dissolve it in about 1/4 cup of water. It should look cloudy. When you are in the shower, wash just the top of your head with the baking soda wash. This will get the grease and dirt out of your hair. Then in another jar (or if you're like me just reuse the same jar) mix 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with about 1 cup of water. Rinse your hair with the vinegar mixture. This will wash the dirt out for the rest of your hair and give it a nice shine. Some people have said that using the vinegar rinse too often can dry your hair out. But I usually only wash my hair every other day unless I've gotten really sweaty or dirty. We will have to see if even that is too often. I've also read that some people worry that their hair will smell like vinegar but I didn't find that at all. But if it a concern for you, add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to the vinegar rinse. I'll keep you posted on my hair minus the poo.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with it! Do post back how it goes. I've been doing it for a year or two now. I was hesitant for the same reasons as you, but I've actually found now that I can go longer without washing my hair than when I was using shampoo and my hair still looks okay. I can get away with occasionally just washing it with water too.