No Poo: Just Say No to Shampoo
No ‘pooing is simply using something other than shampoo to wash and cleanse your hair. Why would you want to do this? Well, there are various reasons:
You will not expose your self to harmful chemicals that are found in most shampoos. So it is good for your health
You’ll save money on products. The simplest method uses baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Many people have reported that their hair has become easier to manage. Who knows, your may too.
Do we really need shampoo?
No, not unless you like to tinker under your car and get oil in your hair when you do. Sweat and most dirt that we get in our hair can be rinsed a way. A very mild cleanser is all that we need to get our hair completely clean.
Many shampoos are made up of harsh detergent. Many of the ingredients are quite similar to those that go into dish soap.
Most shampoos also contain chemical like sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium laureth sulfate which are skin and eye irritants. For more information on SLS/SLES .
If you want that clean feeling with out using shampoo all you need is baking soda, warm water and apple cider vinegar.
1 tbs baking soda
1 cup warm water
Pour into a spray bottle and spray on hair. Work the mixture through your hair. Let it sit for about 60 seconds. Rinse out with cool water or this ACV rinse.
2 tbs apple cider vinegar per cup of water
Pour over hair.
How it works
Baking soda is a natural gentle cleansing agent. You can use it for all sorts of cleaning purposes from brushing your teeth to cleaning your counters. ACV is a mild natural antiseptic. When used on hair it balances pH, helps to detangle, clarify and seal the cuticle.
The warm water opens the cuticle and allows the baking soda to penetrate the hair. The cool water closes the cuticle, softens your hair, cuts down the frizz and enhances curls.
A little bit of baking soda will go a long ways. If you need more liquid, just add more water. Using too much baking soda or leaving the mixture on your hair too long can make it frizzy or dry it out.
For other natural shampoo ideas check out the shampoo recipes on this site.