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#1 BelleVie

 
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Posted 24 September 2013 - 08:05 PM

We talk a lot on here about whether or not our shampoos and such are safe, but I'm wondering if any of you have given "no poo" a try? I am on my 8th day, and I'm actually REALLY pleased with it. "No poo" is a way of washing hair that uses very basic ingredients. I use baking soda and water to wash, and I condition with apple cider vinegar and essential oils. It's REALLY great, free of harsh chemicals, and free of the big bad G. Here's a link if anyone is interested! 

 

http://www.love-your...-poo-hair-care/


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:55 AM

do they mean a 'commercial' clarifying shampoo?   do you have pre-existing scalp issues ( because i do and worry about making it worse ) - might give it a try........  no vinegar smell?  i use tea tree oil anyway and make my own stuff, so would be easy to put some in a spray bottle with water :)


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

I think so. I think you're supposed to do one final rinse with a clarifying shampoo to get all of the chemical goo out of your hair, and then from there you let it recover back to it's normal, sans shampoo state. My hair has always been really oily at the roots, and it was oily for about a week, but now it's starting to normalize. And no vinegar smell! It disappears once your hair is dry! Let me know how it works for you if you try it out! 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

I've been doing this for months, maybe even close to a year now. I get shampoo in my mouth, don't ask how because I don't know. I just do. After a canned response basically saying "you don't eat shampoo moron" when I specifically pointed out in my email that I just happen to sometimes accidentally get it in my mouth on occasion so simply wanted to know if it is gluten free or not (and from more than one company), I decided that I'm done with asshat companies that treat me like I'm too stupid to know what celiac is and that I have to actually eat the stuff for it to be a problem.

 

Anywho, I use a plain squirt bottle like you would use for mustard or whatever for both the baking soda and vinegar. I have way too much hair to spend time with a spritz bottle with the vinegar, it takes a full 8 ounces to soak my hair with it. I just pour it on. My hair was wonky when I started at first and I'm not sure if it was because of the change or because I was learning to adjust. Unless you already simply massage your scalp when you wash, it takes a little getting used to.

 

I used to use shampoo, conditioner and a spray in conditioner just to be able to get a comb through my hair. Plus styling products. I've given all that up. My hair is soft, super manageable and has never been easier to take care of. Plus it is so cheap. I've thought about buying an essential oil to use in the rinse or on a brush. The vinegar doesn't leave any scent and I do miss having lavender or peppermint scented hair. I could smell like Christmas all winter long!


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:40 PM

If you can tolerate it, a couple of drops of lavender, or peppermint, or other essential oil and your hair could smell terrific.

 

I make my own shampoo bars and am happy with them. 

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:32 PM

Hmm, this i interesting to me! How long was the adjustment period? I'm generally a really oily person so that adjustment time makes me nervous.


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#7 Adalaide

 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Took me a week to get things figured out and learn how to wash my hair properly. Took maybe another week after that for it to become soft and perfect, but it wasn't weird during that time. I felt like the adjustment period had more to do with me learning the difference in how to use this instead of shampoo and less to do with what I was using to wash my hair with. I know that it may not be as solution for everyone, but I simply put my hair in a ponytail during that time when I left the house.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:53 AM

nvsmom, my hair has always been super oily too, but I've found that minus the dairy and gluten, the oil has gotten a lot better, and once my hair adjusted, my scalp stopped producing so much excess sebum. I'm on week 3 of the adjustment period. My hair is still oily, but it has definitely improved. I hope it keeps getting better. :) 


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 12:55 AM

So, Adelaide, do you scrub your scalp really well, or do you just let the baking soda soak and then rinse? 


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:33 PM

I scrub my scalp with my fingertips, never my nails. I make sure to get my entire head and spend about 2-3 minutes doing it, much like they would do at a salon. Then I spend about a minute massaging while I rinse. I do just let the vinegar soak. Probably for about 5 minutes while I finish showering.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:52 PM

See, I tried the vinegar thing and the smell WOULD NOT QUIT. I have waist length, very soft,

slightly wavy fine hair, but I have LOTS of it, just a stupid pile of hair on my head. Even two days

later my hair still smelled like vinegar, to the point where it nauseated me. Am I doing something

wrong? I'd LOVE to go no-poo, and would happily just hat my head til the adjustment period is

over. You rinse the vinegar out, right? I did and the smell still smacked me two days later....


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:00 PM

See, I tried the vinegar thing and the smell WOULD NOT QUIT. I have waist length, very soft,

slightly wavy fine hair, but I have LOTS of it, just a stupid pile of hair on my head. Even two days

later my hair still smelled like vinegar, to the point where it nauseated me. Am I doing something

wrong? I'd LOVE to go no-poo, and would happily just hat my head til the adjustment period is

over. You rinse the vinegar out, right? I did and the smell still smacked me two days later....

Yes, you rinse and rinse and rinse.

 

I use apple cider viniger along with regular shampoo.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

I always rinse really really really well. My hair is currently about down to my bra strap and I have no lingering odor after it is dry. Even when it is still wet the odor is only very very mild.I use a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for every 8 ounces of water and use 8-10 ounces for every rinse. Sometimes if I'm feeling adventurous I'll make an herb steep with the water first which does leave a wonderful smell in my hair.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

I was actually turned on to a shampoo kinda the same thing.. It doesn't lather and it is a learning experience! But you wash it like regular shampoo and your hair is clean , (I never use conditioner) There is a conditioner that goes with the shampoo I use, I am not home right now or I'd give you the name of the shampoo I use, also after I use this shampoo I use Argon oil , it is a dry oil, you put a drop or two on the palm of your hand and rub your hands together and then rub it in to the ends of your hair. Like I said it is a dry oil. I have never had so many complements on my hair before in my life!! Look up ARGON OIL it is wonderful!! With the shampoo I use and this Argon Oil it is wonderful!! My hair has NEVER been in better shape!! 


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:43 PM

I don't mean to be a downer or anything, but the entire point of doing the baking soda thing for washing hair is to not use chemicals. The lack of a foaming agent makes no difference when the entire point of making this change is to simply strip chemicals from an entire aspect of your life.

 

As a matter of fact, I don't even use soap at all any more. I use completely homemade scrubs in the shower. If it weren't for the fact that I use lotions on my hands and feet I would be completely chemical free with my personal care.


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