Okay so it is not really a hair do but it just the act of not using shampoo to clean your hair. I was looking for a homemade shampoo/conditioner of sorts and to me the simpler the better. So when I came upon this “instructables” web page (click on link to go to web page) which gives a recipe for a baking soda wash and an apple cider vinger rinse for your hair, I was excited! SO SIMPLE! and cheap. AND I already had all the ingredients, go figure!
The recipe calls for:
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda per 8oz of water
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar per 8oz of water
This ratio works just fine for me, but may be too much baking soda for others. Also, if you color your hair you may need to look for an extra moisturizing step after the wash. I have heard that raw egg works really well combined with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and finish with the apple cider vinegar rinse. So if you really want to Do the No Poo Do, then give it a try and figure out what works best for your hair. This will save you money and you won’t be using all those nasty chemicals on your hair which then also gets on your skin, in your body and well yea. Also you won’t have to worry if the manufacture tests their products on animals…if you were wondering in the first place.OH and lastly, GREY WATER, if you use your grey water for irrigation or want to, this is a way to make sure you aren’t feeding your plants chemicals.
When I first made this for myself I put them both into spray bottles. This did not work for me because my hand would get SOO tired and hurt from squeezing the spray every time! So I got this squirt applicator bottle from a beauty supply store.
I put the baking soda mix in this because I could get it right at the base of my hair and on my scalp way better, but then I keep the apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle since I want it to cover a wider area. However you like to apply it, the same concept of hair washing applies…scrub and rinse, scrub and rinse… and remember..there are no bubbles.
The results that I get: Clean hair, no fragrant smell (you could add some essentials oils if you like, but do some research on the oils before you do!), my hair is fuller (not as limp) and holds a curl better. So I don’t really curl my hair much, but i found this out because I DO throw it up in a sloppy bun most days and when I take it down It holds the “dents” much better than before so because of this I know that if I DID curl my hair, which I usually do with rags, I know it would hold better.
DO THE NO POO DO ! And share how your experience went!