I have been practicing the No ‘Poo method for over two months now, and have only used “regular” shampoo once in that time. When I used regular shampoo, I hated the results. While rinsing the shampoo out of my hair, my hair felt like straw, not to mention it was a tangled mess when I went to go blow dry my hair!
A few weeks back, I decided I was going to go back to shampoo, even though I didn’t like the results. My scalp had been itchy and I was getting horrible dandruff for some reason with the No ‘Poo method. When the time came to wash my hair two days later, I thought about how awful my hair felt when I used shampoo that one time during my experiment. I could not bring myself to washing my hair with regular shampoo.
I got in the shower and washed my hair with the baking soda mixture I normally use (2 Tbsp baking soda with 2 Tbsp hot water). When I got out and dried my hair with a blow dryer, I decided to forgo the hairspray. (Yes, I had been using hairspray this entire time – but not nearly as much as I had in the past.) Low and behold, my scalp didn’t itch!! Within a week, the dandruff was gone! I think the hair spray was leaving a residue on my scalp, which made it itchy and created dandruff.
Now, I just wash my hair, dry it with the dryer and go about my business.
|Clean Hair Before No 'Poo Experiment|
|2 Months Into Experiment: No 'Poo or Spray!|
Not much of a difference, eh?
Let me tell you, it is so much more soft and tangle-free since I’ve gone without hairspray. And somehow, my hair seems fuller than ever! I am officially ‘Poo and hairspray free and I love it!