Thursday, February 23, 2012

No 'Poo Experiment: Week 1

Last week, I wrote about wanting to experience the No ‘Poo Revolution for myself.  I will admit, I was nervous after reading others experiences going No ‘Poo and the complications with super greasy hair while going through the transition the first several weeks.  I am pleased to announce that so far, I have had no problems transitioning from shampoo to baking soda (No ‘Poo). 
These are my results after one week:

Side View


From what I’ve read, others use 1 Tbsp baking soda mixed with ¼ cup warm water.  For me, I used 3 Tbsp baking soda and 2 Tbsp of warm water.

I mix up the water and baking soda to make a runny paste.  I then take my fingers, grab some of the paste and massage it into my scalp.  I get in the shower and do what I need to do, waiting to wash the baking soda out of my hair until the very end (allowing the mixture to take care of any oil in my hair). 

I have read that people use apple cider vinegar on the rest of their hair (not the scalp – it can make it too greasy) as a conditioner, but I haven’t had the need for apple cider vinegar at all.   

Previously, I would wash my hair 5-6 times a week.  With the No ‘Poo method, I have been washing my hair every other day with the baking soda mixture in hopes that I will never have to experience the greasy hair or itchy scalp.  Once I get through the “transition period” of 3-4 weeks, I may wash my hair only twice a week, but that is only if this method continues to work as well as it is right now.

I really cannot tell the difference in my hair using this method versus shampoo.  I don’t feel dirty and my scalp does not itch at all (whereas it does after 2 days using shampoo).  Here’s hoping that the results remain the same into week 2!

Just as an experiment this week, I am going to try using peroxide and/or lemon juice to see if I can highlight my roots without having to dye it.  I will definitely post my findings!

Have you ever gone No ‘Poo?  If so, what was your experience?
If you have never gone No ‘Poo, will you consider it in the future?


  1. Glad to hear this is going well for you! I tried for several weeks last year & my hair was an icky mess! :)

  2. I tried this last spring and didn't have good results. I did find that my hair looks best if I "wash" daily with just water and only shampoo once a week. I cut out conditioner altogether.