No Shampoo Updates 2/5/13

February 6, 2013 at 2:55 AM | Posted in No Shampoo | Leave a comment

I last blogged about my new hair regimen a month ago.  Time for updates.  So far I’m sticking with it and like it.  I would be lying if I told you it has been easy!

This so called “transition phase” I read about has certainly made me second guess my new experiment.  I want from oily to stringy to super dry and eventually caved for just one day **one little day** of shampoo and conditioner.  The best way I can think to share updates is with photos.  Yes, these are selfies.  I normally don’t take photos of myself but since one of my best buds is also doing this whole “no poo” thing with me, I occasionally texted her some photos with updates.  Yes, at times I’m making a funny face to show my distaste for my hair of the day.  I am not the only one in the house going the “no poo” route.  My toddler is shampoo free as well.  Since he can’t completely talk, he isn’t complaining.  I feel better that he is also going the more natural route.

Day 3 - Baking soda certainly cleans my hair.  It was a few days before I got ACV which lead to a bit of static.

Day 3 – Baking soda certainly cleans my hair. It was a few days before I got ACV which lead to a bit of static.

Day 5 - Really liking my new change, happy with my hair!

Day 5 – Really liking my new change, happy with my hair!

Day 6 - You can somewhat see how brittle my hair was here.  I NEEDED to condition but didn't have any ACV yet.

Day 6 – You can somewhat see how brittle my hair was here. I NEEDED to condition but didn’t have any ACV yet.

Day 6 (end of day) - Not good.  Not good at all.  I looked greasy and felt like I had straw for hair.  This was my first big challenge day where I doubted my new hair experiment.

Day 6 (end of day) – Not good. Not good at all. I looked greasy and felt like I had straw for hair. This was my first big challenge day where I doubted my new hair experiment.

Day 11 - Don't do what I did.  I read that I could use a teeny amount of coconut oil to condition my hair.   Not good for my hair.  I looked like I had stringy , wet hair all day.  It took a good few days to wash out, too.

Day 11 – Don’t do what I did. I read that I could use a teeny amount of coconut oil to condition my hair. Not good for my hair. I looked like I had stringy , wet hair all day. It took a good few days to wash out, too.

Day 19 - I regulated my ends a little but noticed because my hair got so britlle I was dealing with breakage.  I also noticed dander.  I was really unhappy and with the help of my friend also doing "no poo" learned that I might have hard water.  I started boiling my baking soda/water mixture and started washing my hair from dry THEN rinsing.  That helped but it was too late.  I needed to hit reset so I shampooed and conditioned my hair.  **SIN** BUT it helped so much and I'm back to my BS/ACV routine.

Day 19 – I regulated my ends a little but noticed because my hair got so brittle I was dealing with breakage. I also noticed dander. I was really unhappy and with the help of my friend also doing “no poo” learned that I might have hard water. I started boiling my baking soda/water mixture and started washing my hair from dry THEN rinsing. That helped but it was too late. I needed to hit reset so I shampooed and conditioned my hair. **SIN** BUT it helped so much and I’m back to my BS/ACV routine.

Day 31 - I'm happy!  My hair feels good and smells good.  Grapefruit is my essential oil of choice.  I need a hair cut but other than that my hair is just like it was 2 months ago, maybe a little happier!

Day 31 – I’m happy! My hair feels good and smells good. Grapefruit is my essential oil of choice. I need a hair cut but and am in the awkward bang length phase.  Other than that my hair is just like it was 2 months ago, maybe a little happier now that I am washing with baking soda and conditioning with apple cider vinegar.  

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No Shampoo–My New Hair Regimen

January 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM | Posted in No Shampoo | 1 Comment
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Over Christmas break one of my besties sent me a link to a blog post about the “no poo” hair regimen. I was curious but not quite sure it was for me. Well, yesterday someone posted on my mommy forum asking if anyone has done it. So I decided to give it a whirl. There are several blogs that document the process so I won’t go into that. www.coderedhat.com/nopoo has some good info if you want to read up.

I’m most afraid of the transition phase they talk about so for those interested, I’ll document photos here. Brave, I know.

Yesterday was day 1 for me. I just washed with a wash cloth and made it through the day before getting greasy. By the evening I wanted to shower SO bad it was pretty gross feeling. This morning I did the baking soda wash and look pretty clean! Here is a pic of day 2.

My hair is typically straight, shiny and frizz free. I get oily rather quickly.

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