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I've read several mamas who have started using Baking soda and vinegar instead of shampoo and they've been pleased with the results. So, I'm wondering how you do this? (How do you use baking soda in the shower - keep it dry?) How long did it take for your hair to adjust? What proportions of each do you use? Do you still need a conditioner? (We live in a super dry climate so my hair and skin need all the moisture they can get!)<br>
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Everyone does things differently, but this is what I do.<br><br>
Put 2 TBS of BS in old shampoo bottle. Add about 1 cup water, shake and squirt on my scalp and rub in. Let sit for a couple mins then rinse well with water.<br><br>
Add 1/10 ratio of vinegar (I use white, others use apple cider) with a couple drops of essential oil, pour over hair, run comb through and rinse with water.<br><br>
I keep all my stuff in the kitchen so I just get it ready before I take a shower. I'd say it took a few weeks for my hair to adjust and in the beginning I had to do this more often, now only about once a week. If you do a search you can find all sorts of posts on this topic.
 

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Here's a <a href="http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html" target="_blank">link</a> with more information than you really need. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I only use a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in two cups of water because I have fairly dry hair. It took me awhile to adjust from shampoo to "conditioner only" washes, but going from CO to baking soda was a snap.<br><br>
A leave-in conditioner you might want to try is to put about a quarter-sized blob of aloe vera gel in your palm and then mix in just a tiny drop of jojoba oil and work the mixture into clean, damp hair.<br><br>
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Thanks for the info. Wow that link does have oodles of info! I may have to give this a try. How long should I give my hair to adjust - a couple of weeks like Sharlla? What are some of the adjustments I need to be aware of? So that I go into this with an idea of what to expect from my already dry hair.
 

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i only wash my hair every three days but i do use a conditioner everyday....i want to try no pooing because it seems cheaper then my organic hair stuff...what can i do for tangles that can be used everyday...i can wash with BS every 2-3 days and do the ACV rinse after every 2-3 poos as suggested but what do i do in between...i need to have something soft added in my shower everyday or its a big tangle mess...i have curly hair...plerase let me know what i can do. thanks
 

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Please check out this thread - the Curly Girl Thread is geared for no poo for curly/wavy or fragile hair.<br><br>
I always think it's good to wean yourself off shampoo and 'prep' your hair for no poo by adding baking soda to your shampoo (make sure it doesn't have silicones in it), and increasing the baking soda until you don't have any shampoo left in the mixture. Do this for a few weeks. This will allow you to perfect the scalp scrub, which is entirely different than what most people do to shampoo their hair, it's fingerpad scalp scrubbing. Secondly, the baking soda and shampoo combo will get rid of old product buildup, scalp oil buildup, and silicones and other stuff from products.<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=712324" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=712324</a>
 
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