Friday, May 23, 2014

Coming Clean

Over a year ago I read a post called "No More Poo" or something like that ~ intrigued by the name I read from beginning to end.  It was about a gals journey to stop using shampoo or "poo" and clean her hair naturally.  I was skeptical ~ very skeptical.

I've read more posts about that  and seen all the pins on pinterest about more natural skin/hair remedies and not all the chemical laden products.

So I decided to give it a try ~ the last post I read was ~  This seems simple enough ~ I had everything needed ~ what could it hurt? 

So here goes my story ~

I took 2 squeeze bottle containers (like the old fashioned ketchup/mustard squeeze bottles).  Into each I put warm water.  In one bottle I put a tablespoon of baking soda and into the other a tablespoon of vinegar.  Shake them both up ~ the baking soda one will fizz a little and squirt a little out the end of the squeeze bottle. 

Thoroughly wet your hair, squeeze on a couple of tablespoons of the baking soda/water first ~ scrub around like you do with shampoo.  It may or may not fizz a little.  Rinse ~ then squirt a couple of tablespoons of the vinegar/water in your hair.  Don't rinse yet...bathe & shave or whatever and then rinse.  The vinegar helps further strip the gunk buildup out of your hair and seal the hair follicles.

No shampoo, no conditioner, no spray on detangler.

It works ~ and it works well.  I can easily comb my wet hair and usually air dry it. 

wow ~ look at all the gray!
I usually wash it twice a week ~ this picture was taken after 2 days.  And I've been doing this new routine for 4 1/2 weeks.  My hair is clean and its softer.  I expect with swimming, it will be washed more than twice a week in the summertime.

Amy tried once and didn't like it ~ but maybe she will try again sometime.

The articles about this method say that it could take a week or 2 for your hair/scalp to adjust and could be a little more oily, especially if you battle with oily hair anyway.  I don't, and I didn't have an adjustment period. 

So give it a try, what can it hurt, you may like it ~ and if not, go back to your normal routine! 

I am linking with ~ Farmgirl Friday ~


  1. I have been wanting to try this and I am so glad to see that it works on someone with hair like mine. In fact, from the back we would probably look like twins! :) I have never struggled with greasy hair either and because of that wash my hair just twice a week, unless I get sweaty or actually dirty. I can't wait to try this now - thanks for the encouragement!

    1. Let me know how you like it! Nice to know I have a twin! Have a great weekend!


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