So I tried going "No Poo" for one week and gave up. Tried again for two weeks, forgot why I was doing it, broke down and freaking washed my hair. Granted we went camping and I went five, yes 5, days without rinsing, washing or anything and it was Naaaaaaaaaaaaasty!
Basically what I was doing was putting 2T. of baking soda in an empty water bottle, adding about 1c. of water, shaking it up and massaging it into my hair and scalp. Then I would rinse that off really well and spray my whole head with a mixture of 1 T. vinegar (I used both apple cider and white) with 1 c. water in a spray bottle, paying close attention to the ends and basically all over. The vinegar was supposed to act as a kind of conditioner but my hair felt like straw for the most part. Yuck.
After rinsing that out really well I would towel my hair (I use those hair-wrap-towels) as much as possible then add Moroccan/Argan oil to my hair and comb it out.
My hair smelled to me. Like sweat. Bleck! Not the look I'm going for.
I hadn't bought any shampoo for a bit and wasn't going to use Superman's "man-scented" stuff so I went to the dollar store and found some Finesse; shampoo and conditioner. I washed my hair twice. Yes, that's 2 times.
And. Oh. Baby, that felt nice.
I haven't decided if it's because it's summer and I just feel Ick. OR if it's just not for me. I don't think I'm going to try that again, however. I don't care how great it is for the environment. I will continue to use my chemically enhanced shampoos and conditioners. I can't wait the three (yes, 3) weeks it's supposed to take to finally "work." No thanks.
Now on to better things. I have this freaking, amazing, 9-year-old niece that is brilliant, can sew and has started her own business. Her business is called Earth Girl and she makes lip balms and sugar scrubs. My brother so very kindly brought me some to sample a few months ago and I've been using it and wanting to talk it about it on my Beauty Blog-day but haven't been very consistent so haven't done it until now.
I have tried and LOVE the cinnamon and chocolate lip balms! I can't decide which one is my favorite! I'm still working on trying some of the other products but my guess I will love them as well. Yes, I'm biased, but really, can you blame me? I mean she's NINE! So creative! and they are wonderful products! Check out the site yourself!
So, I say no to "No Poo," and recommend checking out Earth Girl!