3.12.2013

Go No Poo!

First off, you may be wondering what the heck no poo even means. I promise it's not gross (well, you may think so)! No Poo is when you no longer use shampoo to wash your hair. I stumbled upon this post quite a while ago and found it astonishing. As you can read, she has been shampoo free for over a year!

The thing about shampoo is that it's not good for your hair. From what I have read, it eliminates your hair's natural oils, and then your scalp tries to overcompensate, which is why your hair gets so greasy so fast. I used to wash my hair every single day because if I went any longer than that, I felt really uncomfortable and insecure because of how noticeably greasy my hair was.



Despite all that, I am not completely "no poo." I could not stand my hair being that greasy for that long. Instead, I decided to compromise. For a little over two months now I have washed my hair with shampoo a maximum of two times a week. On the days that my hair is getting greasy, but I know I shouldn't wash it yet, I use a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a tiny bit of water to wash my hair. This cleans my hair without stripping my scalp of the natural oils. On the days I use baking soda, I use a leave-in conditioner spray.

I can honestly say that it has been working! The amount of greasiness my hair would get after one day now takes about three days! I also just recently (yesterday) bought Dry Shampoo. I used it today and WOW does it work wonders! Another quick fix for oily hair is baby powder (but only if you're a blonde!).

I use:
The Cheapest Shampoo and Conditioner on the Shelf
Baking Soda
Baby Powder

Use tea tree oil if your scalp gets itchy, and try different home-made hair treatments like this one for more natural ways to keep your hair healthy!

Do you do anything special to your hair? I am definitely not an expert in all of this, but I'm always looking for more ways to improve!

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4 comments:

  1. Love these ideas!! I'm heading over to my blog now to link up to your beauty in simplicites post! I love that image and idea! :)

    Was wondering if you would want to switch buttons and even guest post for eachother-I love your blog and think it could be awesome! Send me an email at lbinwonderland dot gmail dot com if you are interested!! :)

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  2. I have been doing this for a few months now and I can definitely notice a difference in my hair! It's awesome! I used to have to wash my hair every day too - but now dry shampoo is my best friend. Isn't that Suave dry shampoo awesome?! I have tried almost every other kind - expensive & cheap and the Suave is the best one by far! I do a plain coconut oil mask on my hair 1-2 times a week and that does a really good job of deep conditioning it. Also, I've heard castor oil is awesome for your scalp if it gets dry/itchy, so I'll be trying that this weekend. Loved your post!

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    1. I'm glad to hear you love Suave the best! It was the first dry shampoo I saw at the store, so I just grabbed it! I'll have to try the coconut oil mask soon. Thank you so much! :)

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  3. I always love finding different ways to care for my hair!
    I've heard shampoo is not the greatest, but thanks for explaining why! =)
    I'm definitely going to try that baking soda mix--- i'm a big fan of that stuff for many many reasons.
    It's great for brushing your teeth too! I sprinkle it over my toothpaste every once in a while. Keeps your teeth nice and clean.

    Anyway, just found your blog and really like it!
    I love the title! You've totally inspired me to make the most of each moment simply by reading your header! =)

    Have a great weekend!

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