No Poo Shampoo Review: So I decided to stop using shampoo and jump on this “no poo shampoo” train that I have been hearing about. In theory it made sense to me, that commercially made hair washes strip your hair and scalp of their natural oils which makes your scalp freak out and produce more and more which makes you rely more heavily on soaps to clean it.
Still. I have very fine, oily hair. Generally two days without shampoo and my hair is an oily mess. Could I really go without using shampoo?
No-poo is taking shampoo and conditioner out of the picture entirely, and substituting baking soda and vinegar. The baking soda acts as the cleaning agent in the hair washing process. You only use enough to cleanse your hair, so you don’t need to worry about it frying (seems to be the biggest hesitation when it comes to the no-poo method). The vinegar acts as the conditioning agent, and can leave your hair feeling soft, shiny, and overall…CLEAN.
I’m loving being shampoo free. My hair and scalp love it too, it is soft, full and shiny. I have had many comments on how healthy it looks.
Directions: Place the baking soda in a airtight container in your shower. Each time you need to wash your hair place about a tablespoon of soda in the palm of your (wet) hand. The water on your hand will help form a paste. Get this paste on your fingertips and massage in the roots of your hair. If your hair is especially thick, add more baking soda. Keep in until your hair starts to feel slippery and the baking soda has mostly dissolved.
Then condition with the vinegar rinse. I keep a spray bottle of vinegar in the shower, spray on your hair then rinse out. I have not noticed any vinegar smell afterwards and I love the way my hair looks and feels.
I have been using this method on my daughter hair as well and now there is no worries about getting soap in her eyes, this really is a no-tears way of cleaning.
Have you tried the “no poo” method and what do you think? Leave us a comment below.