No Shampoo: Week 1

How I went 7 Weeks Without Shampoo


Have you heard of or tried the “no poo” method? Basically it’s where you stop using shampoo (because it strips your hair of natural oils, frizzes it and is filled with chemicals) and you use baking soda and apple cider vinegar in it’s place. Sound crazy? Maybe it is, but I’ve been poo free for nine days now and the “transition period” hasn’t been too bad. Here’s what my hair looks like today:


I’ve been using 1 tbsp baking soda dissolved in 1 cup warm water and then 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar in 1 cup warm water every other day. Basically you just pour the baking soda mixture on your roots, scrub and rinse, then repeat with the vinegar on your ends. Once you go “poo free” your hair will go through a transition period where it’s still overproducing oil because it’s used to shampoo stripping it all of the time. I was only washing my hair every three days before I started so hopefully my transition will be easier. The baking soda has been pretty effective in soaking up the excess oil. It does feel a little bit greasier and heavier than normal, but not really too much. Supposedly your hair gets curlier and fuller once your completely poo free. I hope that’s true!!


Have you heard of or tried the no poo method?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!


See also:

No Shampoo: Week 2

No Shampoo: Week 3


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  1. My daughter had very oily hair a year ago. We tried everything. Thenbwebtried 50/50 white vinegar and water. Oil completely gone and hair soooo soft! Now we all use it a few times per week a a rinse at end if shower. If you increased the amount of vinegar maybe it would take care of the oil more.

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