No-Poo Day 22

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Sorry I didn’t do an update yesterday! It was a crazy busy day! You will just have to take my word for it that my hair looked amazing yesterday! It felt even better than it looked! I did the wash with about a tablespoon of baking soda, a drop of tea tree oil and 8 ounces of water. I skipped the spray bottle and used a bottle that would give me a little bit more control. I applied this to my roots and massaged it through and rinsed well. For the conditioner I upped the dose of apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons because my hair was a bit on the dry side. I added this to 8 ounces of water and massaged the mixture through my hair. I let it set for a few and then rinsed well. I allowed my hair to air dry and then brushed it with a boar hair brush.

The 14 days between washes were a bit of trial-and-error. The first week I was rinsing my hair everyday and my roots were a bit heavy. So the second week I rinsed my hair every other day. I noticed that my hair was more oily the days I rinsed my hair than the days I didn’t.
This time I am going to try and go as many days as possible with out rinsing it. Hopefully this will help subdue the oil.

Thanks again to all of you who continue to keep up with my dirty hippie chronicles!

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No-Poo Day 20

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I can’t believe it’s been 20 days already! It’s even harder to believe that I have only washed my hair once in 20 days. I used to think that I HAD to wash my hair everyday. It has been 2 weeks since my last “wash” and I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s dim, but it is there.

Tomorrow will be “wash day” so I wanted to do a before post so you could see the difference.

Stay tuned!

No-Poo Day 13 – The Clean Out

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So today I decided that I’m going to stick with the no poo plan and get rid of all my old hair products, soaps and body washes. I was shocked at some of the things I read on the labels.
I could do without seeing the word “sulfate” for a while. Almost every bottle I had in my bathroom had at least one type of sulfate in it.
PROPANE!!! Are you kidding me?! All this time I was trying to make my hair curly I was coating it with propane?!?
And of course, there was a large amount of words I couldn’t even begin to pronounce.

Lets just say today’s discovery opened my eyes and changed the way I look at so called “beauty products”.

No-Poo Day Seven

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Let me start with this; I will probably never used shampoo and conditioner again!
Today was the big day! My first wash with baking soda and vinegar! I can’t get over how great my hair looks a feels!
For the “shampoo” I used a tablespoon of baking soda and 8 ounces of water. For the “conditioner” I used a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 8 ounces of water.
*** A friendly word of advice***
Either add the water when you are in the shower, or make sure you use warm water. I mixed mine before I got in the shower and stupidly used cold water. That was a not so pleasant surprise.
I made the mixtures is little spray bottles and was not fond of how that worked. I ended up just pouring the mixture on and massaging it well. I rinsed the baking soda mixture out right away but let the vinegar set while I completed my other “shower activities”.
I allowed my hair to air dry and used and boar hair brush once it was dry.
My hair feels so soft! I am absolutely amazed at how this turned out.
I am going to try to go as long as possible between washes. I am also going to cut back on the daily posts and post when I feel it is needed to show the progress. (At least once a week)

Thanks to those who have been reading and keeping up with my dirty hair adventures!

No-Poo Day Six

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Not much of an update again today. Sorry for the bad picture. I was running a bit late this morning and my hair went up as soon as I got out of the shower.
Today I just rinsed my hair. I do feel that the drop of tea tree I used yesterday helped a lot. Not just with the dry scalp, but with greasiness as well.

Tomorrow will be “wash day”!

No-Poo Day Five

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Sorry! Not too much for the update today. My hair actually seemed a bit less greasy than yesterday. I did just a water rinse with a drop of tea tree oil again. The tea tree oil seems to help really well for the dry scalp, although it does have a very strong scent. Im going to try to find a way around that. My hair was still a bit wet in the picture because I had to go to work and didn’t have time to let it dry all the way. And by the time I got home from work my hair was up and wind blow. So today, this is as good as it gets!

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No-Poo Day Four

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As you can see my hair is quite a bit more greasy than it was on day two. I rinsed my hair as usual, but to remedy my dry scalp, I did use a bit of tea tree oil. I just added one small drop to my scalp and massaged it all over and rinsed out thoroughly. This seemed to help quite well. I also let my hair air dry and once it was dried, I used the boar hair brush to help distribute the oils evenly.

I tried to go the first half of the day with my hair down, but I felt it was looking a bit grungy and ended up throwing it up in a messy bun by lunch time.

I decided to push back my “first wash” day to Wednesday. So this means Monday and Tuesday will ponytail days. Wish me luck!

No-Poo Day Two

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Yeah… This is gross! I was warned that the “transition period” would be a bit difficult. My head feels like I poured a bucket of grease on it and my scalp is a bit dry.

This morning all I did was rinse my hair while in the shower. I let it air dry instead of using the hair dryer. Thankfully it’s almost the weekend and dirty hair is acceptable at the beach! I’m going to try to hold out until Monday to “wash” my hair. Wish me luck!

No-Poo Day One

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Today I started a new adventure! I’m going to give the No-Poo method a try! With all the chemicals and unnecessary ingredients that are in shampoos and conditioners, there is no way that it is healthy for your hair. I have also recently, for personal reasons, decided I’m no longer going to color my hair. So please forgive my terrible roots… It’s ombré… Right?!

Yesterday, I washed and dried my hair like I normally would. Today, I just simply rinsed my hair while I was in the shower. I did dry my hair for work, but I used the me heat setting on my dryer. I also used a boar hair brush to brush my hair. This helps to evenly distribute the natural oils throughout your hair.

Here are a few blogs I found helpful in making my decision to go no-poo!
Fulfilled Home Making

Almost Exactly

Ashley’s Green Life