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It’s That Simple

After such a great response to my post on my noshampoo adventures, I am thrilled to know that some of you are interested in a “how to” so you can try it for yourselves.  For males, it is easier to go noshampoo, because with less hair, they truly can also just use no shampoo.  For females, however, with all of our lovely locks, it requires a little more effort and a few more steps.  But believe me, it’s totally worth it.

Baking Soda and Vinegar No Shampoo Method

Materials:

  • 500 mL Plastic cup
  • Baking soda
  • Apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Using the plastic cup, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 3/4 cup of hot water.
  2. Mix with your hand, or by swirling the cup, until all the soda has dissolved.
  3. Pour this mixture onto your scalp along the part in your hair, massaging it in as you go.  I usually pour a bit, massage, pour a bit massage etc., working from the front to back of my part.
  4. Wait 1-2 minutes and then fully rinse your scalp.
  5. Once your soda mixture is gone and rinsed, pour two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into the cup and dilute with one cup of water.
  6. Pour this mixture into the bottom parts of your hair (not your scalp). I usually do this by just lowering sections of my hair into the cup and submerging them in there for a few seconds. To get the rest of my hair, I tilt my head to on side and pour on, and then repeat on the other side.
  7. Give your hair a final rinse and voila: clean!

Notes:

  • I have thick, long, wavy hair, so these amounts have been adjusted to the amount of hair I have and the amount of soda/vinegar I need.  Play around with the amounts to find the right ratios for your hair.
  • I keep all of the materials in the bathroom, pour the soda in the cup on the counter and take that and the vinegar in the shower with me. I add the water in the shower as I stand there.
  • I wrap my hair in an old t-shirt to dry, not a towel.  When I went noshampoo, I did some reading and learned that this alternative may also help with frizzy hair.  Give it a try!
  • The instructions above are the method I have used for the last ten months which has brought me overwhelming success.  Because it has been working for me, I have not tried anything else, but I have heard of other options you can try as a noshampoo regime.  See below for some links on other alternatives and further information:
    1. No Shampoo News Article
    2. Another Bloggers Methods
    3. Curly Girl No Shampoo Methods

It really is that simple.  It takes a couple times to get used to in terms of mixing everything up, figuring out the ratios etc., but once you do, it all happens in a jiff.  Eventually you won’t even need to measure any more and you will get good enough to just eye ball it!  Let me know if you have any questions, comments or feedback on how it works for you. For now, go buy yourself some soda and vinegar and go for it. You just might be surprised at how well you like it!

 

 

 

Going through rough times

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Ok… So, now you’ve dealt with all your fears. That’s good. You’ve convinced yourself that it’s ok to try this “weird” method. You’ve found your motivation. You saw that there are other people that have done it and they are happy about it. You’ve read enough information to make you try it. Now you’ve found the courage to try it.

Very good!

You did it for the first time… You discovered that it is not gross and you don’t stink J You continue doing it and you see that it works fine. You stumble a bit (the build up and stuff), but you find support here. You read that you’re not the only one and you receive advice and carry on.

Now you’re more than one month into it, maybe more. You’ve passed the hard part already and you are happy with the results. You are really confident and you start to enjoy your new and healthy hair. You find yourself that you are really into this stuff and you are enthusiastic about it.

Sadly that’s not all…

Yeah, you’re not finished… Now you find yourself in the position when you start telling about this method to your friends and family. And… all Hell breaks loose. You thought it would be fine, but you forgot that you were reluctant at the beginning too. Your friends and family, and those you’ve told about this, start laughing at you. They start to mock you and they look at you like you are the biggest weirdo on the planet! J Maybe you didn’t see it coming, or maybe you thought you could handle it. Don’t worry, you will! They start to give you a bunch of reasons why it’s better and healthier to use shampoo… Maybe you start to debate those ideas, but I advise you not to. Let them say what they think, listen to them, but carry on doing what you feel like. They will think that this method is unhealthy, gross and bad for you. But you know a secret. You know that they are wrong because you’ve tried it for a long time, and you convinced yourself.

Steadily they will chill and they will probably forget about it. Be relaxed and you may find out that some of them tried it, or that maybe some of them embraced the idea and are using it. If not, you will find out that some friends like you for who you are, and that they don’t judge you by what you wash your hair with :))

Try not to let your friends change your mind about a thing you’ve tried and you know is ok for you.

And don’t forget the fact that you DON’T have to share this method, even if you like it and use it. You know best the people you hang with and if you think that they will give you a hard time, maybe it’s better to keep it to yourself. It’s no one’s business what you do in your own privacy.

All the best,

Bogdan