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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: Really, I tried. I am (er, was) no poo since February 4. It first, it was great. Then my scalp (not so much my hair) kept getting drier and drier. Itchies everywhere. Flakies everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> My DH was being sweet and ran my fingers through my hair. I thought he was going to barf when he saw my head flakies under his fingernails. Another time he told me my hair smelled like a salad (it did). Still another time he told my my hair smelled like our old carpet (it did). He really is a sweetheart, an <i>honest</i> sweetheart. I tried changing the amounts of what I put in my hair. I tried changing what went in my hair. I tried changing when i put it on my hair. I tried adding honey, teas, weird brews, EO's. Everything but the egg, which I will not do.<br><br>
So that is my confession. But there is a silver lining... I used to be the type that washed her hair every day. Now it's twice a week. My hair thanks me. My scalp thanks me. My dh thanks me. I am happy.
 

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Sorry it didn't work out for you. I am still going strong since Jan 21st with no problems and I converted dh, so we are a no-poo house. It is probably very different for different types of skin/hair. It's great that you tried and that you got some positive things out of the expereince.<br><br>
best,<br><br>
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hmmm, i was gonna jump on the no-poo bandwagon for a try, but this might deter me a little. i guess it's still worth a try. good to know you tried it for as long as you did, what a trooper! i wouldn't last that long unless it was going well!
 

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I'm a no poo drop out too. My hair looked so greasy and gross I couldn't do it anymore. I have also become a 2-3 times a week pooer and have switched over to an all natural shampoo and use cider vinegar for rinsing so overall quite an improvement for me. I was happy to follow the no poo thread and learn alot of alternatives. Corrie
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s moms!<br><br>
I keep experimenting around to find what works best. It looks like each of you got some ideas from the experience, though, and that you're having to shampoo less, which, according to all the stylists I've talked to, is a good thing!
 

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I have decided, for myself anyway, that no poo is a bit of a stretch in definition for many people. For me, my goal is to avoid the over the counter shampoo products that contain harmful chemicals and ingredients linked to cancer, such as DEA and TEA.<br><br>
The No Poo movement does not mean you don't wash your hair. You still wash with egg, baking soda, vinigear , or whatever works. Instead of using those three things, I use shampoos that I can purchase that don't contain the harmful ingriedients found in most commercial shampoos. I have been using the Aubreys Organics shampoos and conditioners, but I know there are other brands that are safe. I'd check Erbaviva, Weleda, and such to compare ingriedients.<br>
There were some ingriedients in the JASONs shampoo that I don't like and I don' t care for the feel of it either.<br><br>
I like the Aubrey's Aloe line for hair. I also like to use a shampoo bar on occasion and to skip shampoos for a day in between, using a dry shampoo substitute of powders to hold me over in between days.<br><br>
So, if the purpose for you to go No Poo is to rid your body exposure to those chemicals, you can still do that and still buy a bottle of shampoo that works for your hair... you just have to know what to look for when reading labels and be prepared to spend a bit more for it.<br><br>
I hope that helps!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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No no! Don't let me deter you! Try it! Try it! I may even try again come fall/winter to see if the climate change will make things easier.<br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"> Totally.
 

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The no poo thing intrigues me. It calls to my crunchy side. I'm not going to try it though because 1) I love my salon products and 2) I'm not convinced that baking soda and vinegar can beat years worth of research and technology. Did I mention I love my shampoo? (Alterna from <a href="http://www.hemphappy.com" target="_blank">www.hemphappy.com</a> if anyone is wondering.)
 

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I am doing a modified no-shampoo thing. I use BS & ACV once a week and Burt's Bees once a week. My scalp is happy and my hair is happy.<br><br>
Nice happy medium, I go through so much less shampoo and my hair has never been so shiny.<br><br>
I am still experimenting with natuaral anti-frizz. Oils works okay but I feel like I need to clean my hair more often when I use them.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The no poo thing intrigues me. It calls to my crunchy side. I'm not going to try it though because 1) I love my salon products and 2) I'm not convinced that baking soda and vinegar can beat years worth of research and technology. Did I mention I love my shampoo? (Alterna from <a href="http://www.hemphappy.com" target="_blank">www.hemphappy.com</a> if anyone is wondering.)</div>
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milk4two, milk4two, this is your crunchy side calling...... :LOL<br><br>
I found a fallacy in your argument! try, 2) I'm not convinced that [breastmilk] can beat years' worth of research and technology. :nana:<br><br>
I'm teasing. I'm glad you have a good shampoo! In fact, I'm probably going to fall off the bandwagon myself if I can find a good organic since BS is lightening my hair way too much right now. Thanks for the recommendations, milk4two and LaLa!
 
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