No-Poo is on your mind, Matthew? Come here, baby, let me show you how its done (wink wink) LOL
OK, so that never actually happened but a girl can dream, cant she
SO WHAT IN THE HECK IS NO-POO?
Quite simply the no-poo shampoo method no poo for short is a very natural way to wash your hair with All Natural Pure Baking Soda and water. It doesnt get any simpler or purer than that for natural beauty, does it?
OK sounds weird. You might be wondering why I was even open to trying such a weird thing as no-poo just the name is enough to well you get the idea
IN THE BEGINNING BEFORE I FELL IN LOVE WITH NO-POO
I was reading Jillian Michaels WONDERFUL book, Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! I mean who doesnt want a hot and healthy body, right? Well, I loved this book! I learned so much about metabolism (mines super slow), endocrine disruptors (my house was full of them) and obesogens (again, my house was rockin the obesogens) and it explained a large part about why Ive always fought obesity. Great book if you havent read it. Its not a shelf-sitter type of book of which I have many. This one is definitely worth the $13 price tag! Not only is it a great read, but its a great reference tool too.
Once I started learning about the connection between the chemicals in our household and beauty products and how they relate to obesity the search was on for a natural, organic hair care program that wouldnt break the bank. Have you ever noticed how expensive natural products are if you purchase them commercially.
Thats when I found the no-poo shampoo solution. Easy, inexpensive, DIY.
I LOVED THE IDEA OF NO-POO I JUST WASNT SURE IT WOULD WORK FOR ME!
First of all, my hair has always
leaned in towards been oily and I couldnt imagine not washing it with a sweet smelling, high foaming, luxury shampoo!
But, Im tired of being obese, so I decided to give it a try and I fell in love BIG TIME with no-poo!
THANK YOU NO-POO!
MY HAIR HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER BEEN SOFTER HAD MORE BODY OR BEEN MORE MANAGEABLE! SERIOUSLY!
I didnt win the hair lottery in my family. My dad, my brother and my sister all have wonderful, thick, curly, beautiful hair. I inherited my moms hair so to speak.
Our hair is very, very did I mention VERY fine! I have a lot of it, per my hair dresser, but its as fine as a babies and straight as a board. No Farrah Fawcett bangs for me if you understand the reference, youre one of my peeps
So heres what I experienced with the no-poo method
- My oily scalp completely normalized itself. I can now go three days without washing my hair, if I so choose.
- My hair has more body than its ever had. Thats not to say its thick and luxurious, because its not, but for now, Im just happy to have some body, baby!
- It gets squeaky clean. I know were not supposed to make the squeak when we wash our hair, but I grew up that way and have always considered it an indicator of clean. I was afraid no-poo would somehow leave it less than clean or even smelly. Nope! Not at all. Its squeaky clean and doesnt have any smell to it whatsoever.
- I save money lots of money because well its just All Natural Pure Baking Soda and water, after all!
A little side note here my beautiful mama is 76 years
old young and her already super fine, thin hair had gotten to the point of being very sparse if you know what I mean. You know how it is with seniors a lot of times their semi-bare little scalp shows through more than they wish it would? Well
Drum roll, please my beautiful mamas hair is thicker and more beautiful than its been in over a decade!!! As a woman, thats a hallelujah moment, dont you agree? Yay no-poo! She asked me to share her experience with you because shes so happy with it!
SO HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS AMAZING NO-POO SHAMPOO, LESLI?
I knew you were dying to know, so I asked the question for you
I simply mix 1 tablespoon of the All Natural Pure Baking Soda with about 1 1/2 cups of warm water in a squeeze bottle. Shake it up a bit, so it dissolves and wah-lah! Youre done!
If you look around blogland, youll find lots of different proportions of baking soda to water. No worries, thats simply because it sometimes takes a trial or two to find what works for your particular hair type. Dont give up though. Try it out and before long youll be no-poo gorgeous!
Youve probably also seen that several people use Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as a conditioning wash. What that does is restore a proper PH to your hair. If you use it, you only want to apply it to the length of your hair and not your scalp. If you use it on your scalp, youll end up with very oily hair. Since my hair type is oily naturally, I found that using it on my hair length and avoiding my scalp is near impossible because my hair isnt very long. Using the apple cider vinegar made my hair too oily and I was right back to washing it every day.
Having said that, if your hair is on the dry side (or maybe even medium), or if its particularly long, youll want to try the Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar as a conditioner. It will help you with tangles too. Just put some on your hair length (not your scalp) and rinse it out.
I WAS NO-POO INSPIRED BY WATCHING THIS VIDEO
So tell me have you tried the no-poo shampoo method yet? Are you willing to?
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Heres to Peace, Love, and Natural No-Poo Beauty!