I decided this past weekend to ditch the regular shampoo and give the 'no poo' method a try.
It's life on the wild side!
I was really nervous about trying this since if I don't wash my hair every day it gets really greasy gross and my ponytail holder will continually slide out. What finally motivated me to just dive in and try it was that a friend of mine started doing it and I thought, "Why not?"
This method uses baking soda and apple cider vinegar to cleanse and condition your hair instead of shampoo and conditioner.
So far, so good! My hair feels very clean, doesn't itch and certainly doesn't feel greasy gross like when I go a day without washing my hair. I mixed 1 tablespoon baking soda with 1 cup of water in a squirt bottle to use. This amount should last about 1 week for my thick, medium-length hair. I haven't tried the apple cider vinegar yet, since I don't have any on hand right now and I don't normally use conditioner anyways.
Supposedly, hair goes through a transition period when starting with this method so I'll see what happens and how my hair reacts long term.
Maybe I'll love it. Maybe I'll hate it. But no matter what the outcome, this certainly makes for some good blog fodder!
It's frugal, it's healthier for your hair and skin. Certainly worth a try!
Have any of my readers gone 'no poo'? Please share your experience! And would anyone care to join me in this challenge?
Some good resources (which include more good resources!):
How To Clean Your Hair Without Shampoo @ Simple Mom.
How To Make Your Own Shampoo and Conditioner Video @ Keeper Of The Home.