March 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm #335530mudhenMember
I’m giving this another go, after finding this info about how hard water can affect your results: http://ecocatlady.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/secrets-to-my-no-poo-success.html I gave the citric acid rinse a go and my hair feels lovely & soft today, it will be interesting to see how things work out over the next month or so as I’ve battled with my hair feeling lank & greasy when I’ve tried no poo in the past.March 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm #335531calliecatParticipant
I don’t know what I’m going to do, the bi carb is still ok but something is different, not sure what I’ve done,
it’s just notApril 2, 2014 at 2:04 pm #335532DinyMember
It really annoys me that people call shampoo ‘poo’ Are they just too lazy? Or are they young and used to texting?
I know urine is good for the garden but poo on your hair??April 9, 2014 at 2:02 am #335533
Many of us have things that irritate us I guess Diny. I don’t think I was around when the “No Poo” topic first raised its head but at a guess I would think shampoo was shortened to poo as a fun type thing.
I must confess to having the habit of playing with words and sounds of words if I am in a fun type mood or if I think an issue needs lightening. Sometimes It is an amusing thing for me to do.
Something that annoys me is the seemingly quite recent use of the word “event” as in a rain event. Gets up my nose every time.
🙂April 11, 2014 at 3:25 am #335534
Andre post=359600 wrote: Almost 5 and a half years for me now.
Not touched shampoo or conditioner at all since those ‘heady’ earlier days! 😆
It’s a simple way to save a lot of money too Andre. When I think of the money I paid out for shampoo and conditioner over the years I cringe. And the mess they made of my scalp and hair was dreadful, imo.
I don’t know anymore how long I have been on the ‘no poo’ band wagon but I am very happy with what I am doing now and have no intention of reverting to washing my hair with what I think of as chemicals.
🙂April 11, 2014 at 3:56 am #335535mudhenMember
Bobbee, it’s been almost 2 weeks since I started and I have to say it is going well. I think the citric acid rinse is really making a difference. A couple of days it was feeling greasy, and I brushed some cornflour through it before rinsing off in water. I was pleasantly surprised that it actually helped a lot. I too am appreciating having less chemicals (ones that I can’t pronounce esp!) put onto / into my body, and the money I will save is a bonus.April 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm #335536AndreKeymaster
:wave:April 11, 2014 at 1:08 pm #335537AndreKeymaster
Well done, mudhen 🙂April 12, 2014 at 2:47 am #335538
:clap: , mudhen
I’ve never used citric acid as a hair rinse but will be happy to try it any time it seems needed. I was lucky in never needing to try the cornflour as a dry shampoo mudhen, but I do use it as a talcum powder, I just add my favourite essential oil.
🙂April 12, 2014 at 2:56 am #335539IdunaMember
I haven’t used shampoo in about 3 to 4 years, I have a bad allergy to the preservatives they use and it gives me a rash not only on my scalp but anywhere it touches when I washed it off. I co wash now.April 13, 2014 at 2:25 am #335540IdunaMember
I just use warm water every day and every 3/4 days I use conditioner on the hair from my nape down. I use a bar of homemade soap with a sf % higher than 8 if I really need to like if I spread 5 to 20kg of sulphur around the garden or I get something else just as smelly on my scalp.April 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm #335541RavykMember
I’ve been shampoo and conditioner free for about 2 months now. I wash my hair once a week with a shampoo bar which I made and follow up with an ACV rinse which contains rosemary and marshmallow root [plus a few other things] to condition it.April 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm #335542RavykMember
mummyjas post=361008 wrote:
I’ve been shampoo and conditioner free for about 2 months now. I wash my hair once a week with a shampoo bar which I made and follow up with an ACV rinse which contains rosemary and marshmallow root [plus a few other things] to condition it.
Great, I didn’t want to have to deal with wet hair every day, might give it a go when my current bottles run out.
It may take a little while for your hair to adjust to longer time between washing periods. It took me about 12 months all up to get to washing my hair once a week, I used to wash it every 2nd day. Once I stopped using conventional shampoo/conditioner for the first few weeks I had to wash it sooner, but it quickly resettled into once a week. Basically the trick is let it go unwashed until you cant bear the greasiness, trying to stretch the length of time longer each time.May 8, 2014 at 11:49 pm #335543GirlFridayMember
Glad to hear it does work with people with long, fine hair 🙂 I think I am on month four of ‘no poo’ and some days I have good hair days and some days I think the whole ‘no poo’ caper must be for people with short hair.
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