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Can we start an April No-poo thread?

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I just tried it for the first time tonight and I am SOLD! I have long hair, past my bra strap and I normally have to use a huge handfull of conditioner in order to detangle my hair. Sometimes even 2 handfulls of the expensive salon conditioner. Well tonight after the baking soda, my hair felt pretty rough and tangley, but as soon as I poured the ACV rinse over my hair, it instantly went smooth. It is amazing! When I combed it tonight, it was free of tangles and combed so easily. I just can't believe how well it works. Ok, tell me if I did it right, because this was my first time.

I poured maybe 1/4 cup of baking soda in the bottom of a glass and made a paste (actually it was pretty watery) and rubbed it in my scalp. I rinsed with water, then added about 1/3 cup of ACV to a big cup of water and poured it on my head. Can someone help me and tell me if this is right or what I should change? Thanks!
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At first glance, I think you may be using too much baking soda, but hey -- if your hair looks good, go for it. The first time it'll look nice because you're getting rid of dulling residues and pretty much doing what a clarifying shampoo does -- getting rid of mineral deposits and other junk from your hair.

For sustained washings, you may need to cut down on the baking soda. Then again, you have longer hair, so you may need to use that much. Keep doing what you're doing and see if your hair starts to look or feel brittle, snaps easily, goes totally flat and staticky or frizzes. Those are all signes of too much baking soda and not enough apple cider vinegar. If none of that happens and your hair is bouncy, pliable, and manageable, you're doing okay!
Ok, should I try maybe 1/8 a cup? I really didn't know what I was doing, so I just guessed.
Should I do more acv?
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I use about a Tbsp. of baking soda in a small custard cup of water.
And a Tbsp of the ACV in a large plastic drinking cup filled with water. That seems to work well in between when I'm not using my Liggetts shampoo bar. I have to use the Liggetts bar because I have SUPER oily hair and thats what works for me.
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