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#1 of 7 Old 09-08-2013, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone do the no poo method?  I'm thinking about giving it a try but I'm nervous. 

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I did it for a number of years.  There was actually a long thread here about it, I'll see if I can dig it up.

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http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1345220/calling-all-no-poo-mammas-no-poo-support-thread

Here is one.  Also, since this was posted in the Health & Healing forum, I moved it to Natural Body Care which is where we host discussions on natural body care. :)

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Yes, I don't think anyone has posted in that thread for a long time but there are some good tips and tricks there.  I have been no 'poo since February 2012.  My technique has changed over time and now what works for me is washing with conditioner only.  I started out using BS/ACV but found my hair to dry.  Then, I used just water.  Still too dry.  Now I wash with water and a natural conditioner.  It's what works for me, but I tend to be really dry and we have hard water.


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I did the no-poo method for probably 18 months and my hair just WASN'T cooperating after abotu a year.  It felt dry and flyaway and gross.  I couldn't wear it down because it was HUGE and poofy looking.  Finally I gave up and now I wash with baking soda and a cheap silicone-free conditioner every other day and just water on my "off" days if I have worked out and it's sweaty and gross.  Every once in a while I'll lather up with shampoo.  I figure it's still saving me money and keeping the majority of chemicals off my skin but it just didn't work for me long term.


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Thank you all so much!

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Here are all the details on how I wash my hair with vinegar.  I tried using baking soda as well, but it didn't seem to make any difference, so now I skip that step.  I have longish, thick, wavy, European-type hair that used to be so oily I had to wash it every other day--now I can wash just once a week!


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