No Shampoo Needed:
The No-Poo Wash Method.
No Poo is a phrase that means "no shampoo". It means you will still wash your scalp and condition your hair length, just not with any harsh ingredients (the 'poo').
Shampoo formulations have a whole disgusting list of chemicals included in them, made for the purpose of increasing the look and feel of hair. The reality is that if your hair is in bad condition, you're either burning it with chemicals and hair style methods, causing long-term damage to each delicate hair follicle, or there is an underlying health matter that is causing hair to grow weak (too much alcohol, fast foods, stress, not enough hydration, etc.)
Hair is dead matter. Regardless of what you put on it, the fix is temporary. Depending upon one's health level, hair's lifespan will be anywhere between 2 to 6 years. If your hair is weak, it will have a 2 year (or less) lifespan – it will break easily, dry at the ends, split. If your hair is strong and your hair follicles are too, you will be able to grow waist-length hair in a matter of 2 to 3 years. But it matters what you put on it... remember hair is like straw so it's easy to burn it!
Starting the No Poo Method
First, you will work at detoxifying your scalp and existing hair length (a period which can last about 1 month's time). During this time you will follow the simplest recipe, and you'll go through a few challenges – maybe some itchy scalp and flakes as years of chemicals begin to clear off. Maybe greasier hair as your scalp is re-trained to "breathe" and release stored sebum. But it will all be worthwhile in the end.
You'll have to learn to "scritch and preen" your scalp and hair to aid the detoxification process. Scritching means massaging, and Preening means drawing the sebum (hair oil) to the lengths of your hair. Watch this helpful video.
What can you look forward to long-term?
In the long run you will be able to have long, lustrous hair that grows about an inch per month. You'll save a ton of money on hair products (hair care should only cost about $5 per month or even less!), your hair won't be greasy as often (many report having to wash it only ever 4 to 5 days or even longer!) and your hair won't split or dry out easily. It will be more manageable. And you'll be doing wonders for the environment!
What you need to buy to get started
- A good quality Boar Brush: $25 to $50
- A small bottle of Jojoba oil: $12 to $15
- A packet of organic, aluminum-free baking soda ($2)
- A small bottle of organic apple cider vinegar "with mother" ($10)
- A jug of distilled water ($3 to $4)
- A set of inexpensive plastic bottles from the dollar store
Ready to take the No Poo Wash Method on?
Read our recipe and method HERE.
Contact us for any questions! We're glad to help you make this happen!
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BELOW: After 3 months of No Poo method
Kids Naturally Magazine publisher, Suzanne Soto-Davies, began using the "No Poo" method late 2014. To date, she remains shampoo-free, and her hair grows almost 1: inch per month.