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Hello folks,<br>
Well I've tried the "no poo" experiment for 2 days now and I cannot believe how clean my hair and scalp feel!!!! I've always had oily scalp with seborrheic dermatitis (irritated dandruff) to add to it...along with very very frizzy dry curly hair. So...I felt I had to wash my hair everyday or my scalp was miserable and smelled from the scalp cell buildup. But now my scalp feels great. I've been using a salt, baking soda, honey, water mix to rub into my scalp and leave on while washing my body. Then I rinse and put an apple cider vinegar/water combo on, massage into scalp and leave on for a couple more minutes. Now that I'm not using the ACV full-strength, my scalp doesn't smell bad afterwards.<br><br>
My questions: do you no-pooers use styling aids or extra conditioners? My hair is so clean and healthy looking but still so frizzy. I have always used TONS of conditioner and then some de-frizzer/glosser mixed with tons of gel to get rid of the frizzies and gain curly definition. I"m hoping some of this will clear up itself when my natural oils are left on the ends longer. But, any ideas appreciated. Are styling aids not recommended with the "no poo" idea because it might not wash it all out? I definitely want to go all natural but also don't want my frizzy hair. At least it feels clean and my scalp is so happy!!!<br><br>
Thanks for everyone's input on this subject already - you inspired me to try something new.
 

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Hi~<br>
I have naturally curly hair also, and have been poo free for over a year. I use almond oil as a styling aid. I just rub it between my hands and scrunch it mostly on the ends. It works great for me. Hope this helps!
 

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coconut oil in small quantity would be nice too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We were not able to get through beans curls without a conditioner of some sort, sadly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I have tried so many natural suggestions and products, but nothing gets through those curls!
 

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I use coconut oil on my ends.. I also hear jojoba oil is great..
 

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I tiny bit of oil (coconut, shea butter, or jojoba are best for me) works. For more of a gel, try about a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 5-6 drops of jojoba stirred in. I use this as a leave-in/gel on wet hair. And it washes out easily.<br><br>
Actually, your wash mix will probably get out almost anything, even serious commercial styling products. I'm a little wary of the salt, but if it works for you now, keep it til it doesn't. Also, you are only 2 days into no-poo, so you may find a decrease in frizz as you acclimate to the change and are able to go longer between washes and take advantage of your natural oils. They don't move quickly down curly hairs, tho, so a leave-in may well be part of your long-term routine.
 

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I was also thinking.. Honey is the humectant in that mix.. Perhaps take out the salt since it's drying and increase the honey.. Adding more humectant should help with the frizz some..<br><br>
Well theoretically.. I have the straightest straight hair ever..<br><br>
Warm Squishy Feelings..<br>
Dyan
 
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