Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going "Poo Free"

About a year ago, I read a blog ( about going "shampoo-free."  Met this one with some skeptiscism, but logged it in the ol' mental file. 

This last month I've been using one of Pantene Pro-V's "Natural" shampoo/conditioners and it's making me lose a ton of hair (thank God I had a ton to start with).  Not a good thing.  So before I go spend $40 for quality shampoo and conditioner, I'm trying this. 

For in-depth how-to of this, please go to the link above, but basically:
To "wash" you only need 1c water and 1 tbsp baking soda.  How's that for cost-efficient?!
To "condition" you use 1c water and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.

That is all!

Last night was my first round, and not only was it really easy, but my hair is much more like...well, hair today.  It doesn't have that weird synthetic feel that it usually has.  It is still smooth, but not unnaturally so.  This cleansing method also makes it feel much cleaner than an actual detergent does (read: shampoo).  My hair doesn't feel oily today, and though the feel of the vinegar rinse on the ends is different than I'm used to, it did the trick!


Tammie said...

that's interesting. i'll check it out.

Erin said...

It has been so far. I'm fiddling with the recipe so that my hair is happy about it, but am noticing that I am losing much less hair and it feels fuller and cleaner all the time. My scalp seems to like it, is what I'm trying to say!

Erin said...

I couldn't get through the adjustment period. Made it all of a week and a half I think LOL. Will probably try again, but not for a while. Most likely when it's really cold outside and I'm stuck in the house again!