I'm getting ready to go no-poo with my hair. All my life I had thick straight hair until I started having thyroid problems. With my meds my hair started to get stringy and wavy. It looked awful most of the time, so I went ahead and got a body perm so that it would have more curl since it was no longer straight anyway. I've gotten 3 so far. It is time for another, but I really want to stop using chemicals on my body altogether. Will the no-poo make my hair look better? How do I manage stringy (but still thick), lifeless, wavy hair. I'd prefer to cut it in a pixie style, but I look awful like that. I've tried before. Right now, it's mid-back length. I have a hard time getting it to stay in a bun or do much of anything else. I don't wear make-up, so my hair is the only way I fancy up IYKWIM. I've been considering dreadlocks, but I don't know how DH would feel about them, or myself for that matter. I had them once before, did them myself over a night, and they fell right out. I'd love to see some recommendations on how to have a hairstyle that is no-chemical, freeing, and sophisticated at the same time. That's what I want.