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Any No Poo Mamas? *UPDATE*

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM
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I want to go no poo but I'm not quite clear on the process. What do you use? How often do you no poo? How long til your hair gets used to it? I only wash my hair once a week now. Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. Taking my granola mama to the next level. LOL

***UPDATE***
For those of you who are confused, the No Poo Method does not mean not washing your hair. It is a natural cleansing method to wash your hair using baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

Anyways, so I did the no poo method a few days ago and I'm pretty happy with the results. It was kinda strange just rubbing this paste on my head and I was skeptical but it actually worked. The texture of my hair is a little different but it is really easy to style without any product. I'm going to stick with it and see how it goes. I'm also going to start using the oil cleansing method for my face. It only makes sense that if I wouldn't put a product in my body, that I probably shouldn't put it on my body.
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chrissysnow22
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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I don't no poo but a have a lot of friends that do.
Here is the basic recipe most use.

How to No 'Poo

Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of baking soda in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.

In order to stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp. Start by making a circle on the top of your head in the area you’d wear a crown. Focus on the back of this circle to begin with. Next, fill in the circle. This is where your part will be; grease here affects the way your hair looks. Trace while still scrubbing with your fingertips around the bottom edge of the circle. Keep making scrubbing circles underneath each one, drawing lines in circles around your head.
Lastly, scrub the back of your skull and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth. After doing this, your scalp will feel alive. Many women swear their hair grows faster after a visit to the salon — it does, and this massage method is why.

When scrubbing, you’re actually rubbing your fingers back and forth in short movements. Be gentle; you don’t want to break your hair. Next, pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup and add water. (I keep two plastic 12-ounce cups in my shower and just mix when I get in.) After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it!

No 'Poo Troubleshooting

Remember, there is a transition period from two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:
• If your hair becomes frizzy, try using less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.
• If your hair becomes greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead of a brush. Also, make sure you’re applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.
• If your scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.
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chrissysnow22
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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Here is a rinse one friend swears by.

For those who no 'poo- my favorite vinegar rinse
(In a 22oz bottle)

2oz ACV in the bottle
Make a cup of Tazo brand "Calm" tea and pour it in
1 drop patchouli, 3 drops lavender
Fill the rest of the way with water
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DawnPratt23
by Dawn on Jul. 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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Sorry, I poo. Tried the no poo with horrible results. Soap is my friend.
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mamabearlehman
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM
Thanks :-)

Quoting chrissysnow22:

I don't no poo but a have a lot of friends that do.

Here is the basic recipe most use.



How to No 'Poo



Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of baking soda in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.



In order to stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp. Start by making a circle on the top of your head in the area you’d wear a crown. Focus on the back of this circle to begin with. Next, fill in the circle. This is where your part will be; grease here affects the way your hair looks. Trace while still scrubbing with your fingertips around the bottom edge of the circle. Keep making scrubbing circles underneath each one, drawing lines in circles around your head.

Lastly, scrub the back of your skull and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth. After doing this, your scalp will feel alive. Many women swear their hair grows faster after a visit to the salon — it does, and this massage method is why.



When scrubbing, you’re actually rubbing your fingers back and forth in short movements. Be gentle; you don’t want to break your hair. Next, pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup and add water. (I keep two plastic 12-ounce cups in my shower and just mix when I get in.) After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it!



No 'Poo Troubleshooting



Remember, there is a transition period from two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:

• If your hair becomes frizzy, try using less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.

• If your hair becomes greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead of a brush. Also, make sure you’re applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.

• If your scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.
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chrissysnow22
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM
No problem.
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matreshka
by Platinum Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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I poo, I rarely get enough time in for a decent shower so its just quicker for me.

nmaxwell816
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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I am sorry when I read this first I thought we were talking Poo as in POOP

HippieMomma86
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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I tried to no poo but it must be my hair type because it didn't work. It cleaned my hair, but it was always so dry, even with the apple cider rinse. I gave up and have been buying herbal shampoo on Etsy, which is chemical free and I just found a recipe for coconut milk shampoo I'm going to try. It does take a while for your hair to get back to normal after not using regular shampoo. It can be greasy for a couple of weeks to a month.

specialwingz
by Corey on Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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This would be me, as well.  =/

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Sorry, I poo. Tried the no poo with horrible results. Soap is my friend.


jaehawk
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I no poo and love it!

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