Hair contains a natural oil in its follicles called sebum, which is essential for keeping itself naturally conditioned, shiny and healthy. But today’s shampoos strip away those oils, clog pores, and in exchange dry the hair out, making it produce more and more sebum.
How often do you wash your hair?
I now wash mine every five days!
Most commercial and even “salon-quality” shampoos contain chemicals as harsh as laundry detergents, which make it foam as we wash. These chemicals are known as silicones, sulfates, SLS, parabens, and so on, and the truth is we simply don’t need them – plus they’re terrible for the environment (in some countries even banned), and bad for your whole body aiding in toxicity levels beyond what you’d imagine.
Why I decided to No Poo
My daughter’s teacher has amazing hair. It’s like she’s been in a salon and spent three hours getting her hair done. A client of mine has the same amazing hair – so incredibly shiny and soft… I had to ask what they did, and when their responses were the same, “I follow the No Poo method” I was sold!
I’ve been No Poo for over two months now. That’s NO SHAMPOO, and NO CONDITIONER, at all, for that length of time… and I will never go back. It’s typical to go through a transition period where you see some dandruff, a bit of greasier hair, some slightly itchy moments, some super dry ends, and a feeling of straw-like patches. But I had read up enough about No Poo to learn that transition periods don’t last that long (depending on your hair and previous method). My transition period only lasted two weeks. Now it’s hair nirvana!
How it works
If you’re using regular chemically-filled crappy products off the supermarket or drug store shelves, the first thing you need to do is give your hair a good wash using a low-poo shampoo (the more natural, the better). Do this for a week or so, to transition your hair and prepare it for a No Poo lifestyle.
There are many methods to No Poo. Some use the “curly girl” method (using a low-poo conditioner only) like Dana (below), the water only method (not anything else, just water!) like Danielle (below), and the most popular BS (baking soda) wash with ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) rinse – like the one I chose.
At first it may seem that it takes a bit of time to ‘wash’ with the BS mixture, then rinse with the ACV mixture (one shower can take me 20 minutes) but once you realize you’re doing this every 4 to 5 days only, and you can easily do this in the evening, it’s game on! For this reason No Poo is especially good for teens, who can love their showers but are always pressed for time.
My total cost per month: $5
It’s amazing what happens when you switch to the No Poo method. You will slowly see your hair transform into thicker but more manageable hair, be shinier, have no dandruff, and grow at an incredible rate – mine has grown almost one inch per month since I started! And it NEVER falls out!
The No Poo method is especially great for kids too, who really don’t need to be washing their hair as often (plus their sensitive bodies don’t need the chemicals), and for men (my husband does this once every week and a half).
Of course you still have body showers as often as you like, and you can refresh your hair with water only in between, but you will not ever, EVER, need shampoo or conditioner again!
Where to start
If the No Poo method interests you, I highly recommend three things:
Read the "NO POO RECIPE" on our link HERE. It contains a list of what you’ll need to buy and specifics on how the method works
Join the No Poo page on Facebook, where you'll be able to post your questions and have a thousands of members give you advice and awesome tips.
Good luck on your No Poo journey! Remember I'm always here to answer any questions you may have, so email me anytime! •