Tricks of theTrade

It has been over a year now since I have used shampoo in my hair, and I don’t intend to look back any time soon.  From the comfort of my home, to the travelling lifestyle of an European summer and UK hostels, I’ve been a few times down the testing path and figured a few things out.  Each aha moment makes me that much happier with my decision.


1. Knotty Business– A few of you have commented on this issue indicating that you find your hair very knotty since switching off shampoo. Personally, this has only been an issue for me a few times, and it has worked for me to brush my hair out in the shower and resume my normal no shampoo routine. If others have found a better solution, please share.

2. Home Free – As many of you suggested had been working for you, I took the plunge and did no shampoo, vinegar, soda etc. at all.  This was especially successful and convenient while traveling.  Try it and see if it could work for you too.  Again, this is all about finding the best solution for your no shampoo desires.

3. To Conditioner – I had also read that some people used just conditioner once or twice a week in place of a full shampooing regime. I started conditioning once every other week, and am pleased with the outcome.  Going no shampoo, or vinegar and soda, worked great, but after a few weeks, my hair seemed to build up oils on the scalp. Conditioning on the scalp and ends bi weekly fixed this perfectly!

4. Scents of Smell – This is where I need your help. While my hair doesn’t smell bad, no shampoo also means it doesn’t have that lovely, just washed hair smell.  Has anyone experimented with scented essential oils in their no shampoo regime, and if so, what are your results and suggestions?


This whole thing continues to be a learning experience.  I am happy to share with you all what I discover as I go along, but mor than that, would love to hear what you have learned and discovered as well.  Sharing is caring!



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2 thoughts on “Tricks of theTrade”

  1. Baby powder.
    And then take a wet washcloth and wet your hair, and blowdry into style.
    That’s when your hair starts to get that oilyness. It’s a great dry-shampo!

  2. I’m a no shampooer, converted by my hair stylist. I just water wash every day, and no sulfate conditioner once a week if my hair is short. I don’t bother with that when its jaw length or longer.
    When you first switch to no shampoo, and you have problems with frizzy hair, or knots, supplement what your hair does produce with Argon oil. Does the trick. Eventually you won’t need that, as it all kind of balances itself out.

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