No-Poo Wash Method:
Recipe 1: The simplest recipe
If you haven't read Kids Naturally's short introduction article about the world renowned No Poo Method, we highly recommend you clik to it HERE.
What you'll need:
- an old shampoo squeeze bottle
- 1 Tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, diluted in 1 Cup of distilled water (we recommend distilled water as this will be used over many washes... distilled water will keep longer mold-free).
- A spray bottle for the apple cider vinegar & water
- a large comb
There are two simple ways of washing your scalp the No Poo way:
The first way is by combining 1 Tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water in an old (and very well rinsed out!) shampoo squeeze bottle. Mix well. Some folks prefer to use cold water this way you can feel where it's going in the shower, while others prefer warm water so their shower experience is friendlier! Then rinse out completely with water.
The second way is by placing 1 Tablespoon of the baking soda in a small dish, and creating a paste with water. This paste would then be gently (VERY gently!) rubbed onto the scalp, then rinsed out completely with water. Over-scrubbing your scalp will create sebum (the healthy scalp oil that makes your hair look greasy).
Since baking soda is very alkaline, we need to restore the PH level, for which we use the apple cider vinegar (ACV) dilution. Without restoring the PH level, your scalp would automatically want to do it on its own thus creating more sebum and oiliness.
After rinsing out the baking soda, gently spray your whole head with the ACV mix. You shouldn't need more than 5 or 6 sprays (too many will create a sticky, greasy mess).
Rinse out thoroughly and then immediately and gently use the large comb to comb out your hair. It's best to do this while hair is very wet, otherwise damp hair can stretch out and cause breakage.
LOOKING AFTER TIPS OF YOUR HAIR
It's highly recommended to create a combination of distilled water with 5 or 6 drops of Jojoba oil, for spraying onto the very tips of the hair. This is because, since hair is "dead matter" it will quickly begin to dry out due to wind, sun and just its natural distance from the scalp.
SCRITCHING AND PREENING
This is a method that consists of gently massaging (scritching) the scalp, and then gently "pulling" oils down the hair shaft. Become familiar with this method HERE, and reap the rewards of beautiful hair!
Scritching and preening is best done in the evening before bedtime, and it will also aide in cleaner, less-greasy hair in the morning.
Contact us for any questions! We're glad to help you make this happen!
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LEFT: El Peto aluminum-free Baking Soda
RIGHT: Omega Nutrition organic Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother"