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no poo method Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
25th Feb '13

So I've been using the nopoo method of washing my hair for about three weeks now and I'm just not all that happy with it, wondering if anyone had any tips to make it work better for my hair.



I use the baking soda paste method and do a white vinegar rinse, but my hair is a tangled matted mess when it's wet. It looks fantastic when is dried and straightened, but the last two times I've washed, the crown of my head has been really greasy even though I've concentrated on scrubbing that area more.



I'm beginning to think that it's just my post partum weird body, and that my hormones just aren't regulated well enough to do this yet... Any advice?




For those of you who aren't familiar with no poo methods, google it, you'll be flabbergasted :)

user banned Due November 3; 2 kids; Massachusetts 3782 posts
25th Feb '13
Quoting Kay plus Three:" So I've been using the nopoo method of washing my hair for about three weeks now and I'm just not all ... [snip!] ... do this yet... Any advice? For those of you who aren't familiar with no poo methods, google it, you'll be flabbergasted :)"



http://www.care2.com/greenliving/no-poo-get-beautiful-hair-with-just-baking-soda-vinegar.html




I googled it. lol apparently its normal.

lynnsaymarie Due June 26; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3818 posts
status 25th Feb '13

Baby powder works wonders for hair grease. Put some on your fingertips then rub it in your roots. I do that between shampoos (I shower daily but wash my hair as little as possible)

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
25th Feb '13

How often are you washing with the baking soda and vinegar?

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" How often are you washing with the baking soda and vinegar?"</blockquote>




Every four days

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kay plus Three:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" How often are you washing with the baking soda and vinegar?"</blockquote> Every four days"</blockquote>




Are you washing with plain water in between or foregoing washing your hair at all for those 4 days? Also, did you give yourself any transition time between poo and no poo? We're you washing every day back then?



There's a transition period with no poo and its going to take some time for that. I started Jan 1st but had been weaning myself off poo since Oct, skipping 1 day, then slowly adding days. I still went through a period of extra oil on the crown area after starting baking soda and vinegar at about 3-4 week period.



I rode it and and have adjusted my cycle a bit. I use ACV. I wash every 5-7 days now but around day 3-4 and sometimes day 5-6 I will wash with just water.m I notice this makes it feel more oily but seems to prevent that oil buildup in crown area? I also no longer vigorously scrub cause that made my scalp raw and it gets clean without scrubbing rough. Hope that helps. Honestly just try to ride it out. You've already come ths far and it will get better!

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kay plus Three:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" ... [snip!] ... scrubbing rough. Hope that helps. Honestly just try to ride it out. You've already come ths far and it will get better!"</blockquote>



I only shampooed and deep conditioned every four days before I started no poo. I'm getting discouraged by my hair getting worse... I miss having slippery clean soft hair when it's wet. Does the acv make a bug difference?

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
25th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kay plus Three:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting {tamz}:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kay plus Three:</b>" ... [snip!] ... by my hair getting worse... I miss having slippery clean soft hair when it's wet. Does the acv make a bug difference?"</blockquote>




Don't get discouraged, it really is just your scalp going through a transition and should be over soon. Although your hair will, as far as I've noticed, never be slippery when wet again because instead its squeaky clean, that's why it kind of stiks together like that.



I've never tried white vinegar, but I don't mind the acv at all. It's cheap, give it a try.



I've heard of girls using conditioner still. It's the shampoo that causes all the problems, not the conditioner. As a last resort that might be an option.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Mar '13

hey hows this goin mama? im starting next time i wash. bought the stuff today. what do u use for a ratio of water to bs and vinegar? im using acv because i wanna say i read it was better for my hair type.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
4th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" hey hows this goin mama? im starting next time i wash. bought the stuff today. what do u use for a ratio ... [snip!] ... what do u use for a ratio of water to bs and vinegar? im using acv because i wanna say i read it was better for my hair type."</blockquote>



I know you are asking OP. But figured I would voice about the ratios. The average is 1 tbs to 1 cup of water for both in their respective containers. One thing to keep in mind is that everyones hair is different. You might find a little more water or bs or vinegar is better for your hair. Experimenting is good, but you might hold off until after the transition period so you will see differences.



Oh, and congrats on making the transition to no poo! The only thing I miss is the lathering feel, you do feel like you are pulling on your hair a bit at first but its worth it cause my hair is so healthy, thick and soft. (Do beware the extra static in winter though)

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting {tamz}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" hey hows this goin mama? im starting next time ... [snip!] ... a bit at first but its worth it cause my hair is so healthy, thick and soft. (Do beware the extra static in winter though)"

does it help get product out of my hair? thats the biggest thing im concerned about. my hair is curly so I dont worry about static haha. it all holds together. But my fear is product buildup since its is frizzy if I use nothing on it, so I alwyas have mousse or hair spray in it unfortunately :(

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" does it help get product out of my hair? thats the biggest thing im concerned about. my hair is curly ... [snip!] ... is product buildup since its is frizzy if I use nothing on it, so I alwyas have mousse or hair spray in it unfortunately :("</blockquote>



That I'm not sure about since I don't use product...mainly cause I lack knowledge on how lol.



This is a video/blog I read when I started out. She uses product and seems to do it about the same. She wets hair first but I know some people put the baking soda on the dry hair first. Try out both ways. I imagine in the end it will get out the product no matter what. More organic products will probably be easier to get out.



And keep in mind you are going to go through a transition no matter what. It also might be good to find a product that will wash out easily with just water because the goal with no poo really is to get to washing less often. You really don't want to wash with bs every day.

Kay plus Three 3 kids; Hillsborough, New Hampshire 6101 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" hey hows this goin mama? im starting next time i wash. bought the stuff today. what do u use for a ratio ... [snip!] ... what do u use for a ratio of water to bs and vinegar? im using acv because i wanna say i read it was better for my hair type."</blockquote>



I did break down and wash and condition my hair last week. I really need a haircut, so my ends are really dry and kind of matted right now. I've used baking soda once since then, I'm still not sure if I'm going to stick with it. I have gotten a lot of comments on how healthy my hair looks but it sure doesn't feel healthy. I'm going to try acv, if that doesn't help I'll probably quit.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2534 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kay plus Three:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" hey hows this goin mama? im starting next time ... [snip!] ... on how healthy my hair looks but it sure doesn't feel healthy. I'm going to try acv, if that doesn't help I'll probably quit."</blockquote>




It may feel different cause you aren't used to it. I hope you can stick with it. You can do it with conditioner and just use baking soda for the shampoo. Shampoo is the worst part.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting {tamz}:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" does it help get product out of my hair? thats ... [snip!] ... water because the goal with no poo really is to get to washing less often. You really don't want to wash with bs every day."


what kind of hair do you have? I hate how hard my hair is to manage. I wish sometimes I had straight hair I could brush and run a flat iron over real quick and walk out the door. but unfortunately id look homeless and crazy if I didnt put something in my hair. maybe if it got more natural oils back it wont be so frizzy. we'll see. im trying to use coconut oil to moisturize it but my curls are still frizzy. we'll see how it goes, maybe this is what my hair needs.



this is my hair, now imagine all the curls frizzed out haha yeah not so pretty anymore.
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