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fayeangelica
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I have to admit Robert Patterson of Twilight fame was what sparked off the interest in researching about the ‘No ’Poo’ Method’, not because I thought he had fabulous hair but because when I heard he hadn’t shampooed his hair for a good couple of years now all I could think of was, “eww gross, his hair must be super greasy”. So I decided to go ahead and do some research about this whole “no shampoo” thing. I was surprised to find a good number of articles and websites about this method and there were even videos on youtube talking about it and some guy who basically only recorded videos of his hair after a couple of weeks of no shampooing.

It intrigued me, partly because I thought it was kinda absurd and partly because my hair was in such a pitiful state. I’d basically destroyed my hair from constantly dying my hair every 3 months for the past couple of years because I got bored of my hair fast. I decided enough was enough and dyed my hair black not long ago so I could slowly cut away the damaged hair bit by bit without having to commit to an insanely short hair cut. Dying it black didn’t really solve the problem because all the excess colouring had caused my scalp to be overly sensitive and my roots were greasy on none shampoo days(every other day) and my ends were dry.

I gave in and tried the no poo method 9 days ago and my hair has been at its best. My hair is thicker, I no longer have a greasy scalp. The first few days were like hell but once I got over that hurdle my scalp basically balanced itself out. On weds and saturday last week I did a baking soda wash and an apple cider vinegar with dried rosemary rinse and that stuff really does clean and moisturise your hair better than shampoo and conditioner does. I think I might start using a tea rinse on in between days once in awhile because I heard it helps and I’m sticking to henna if I ever feel the need to colour my hair. Got my mom to get me some Henna bars from Lush when she went back to the Philippines just because what once was the only Lush store in Singapore disappeared like 4 or 5 years ago. I seriously hope they bring it back again.

Has anyone else here gone the no poo way?

PS: My hair surprisingly does not stink. I have my folks and boyfriend’s family smell my hair and scalp and they say it actually smells nice and they’re a tough crowd to please because both my mom and dad are total clean freaks and my mom gets a headache when she smells anything stinky. The bf’s mom smelt my hair too and she was pleasantly surprised when I told her about the no poo method.

Here are a couple of articles if you guys are interested in exploring the no poo method.
- http://thephoenix.com/Boston//Life/40141-No-Poo-Do/
- http://the-coveted.com/blog/2008/09/02/how-to-ditch-shampoo-and-look-even-better/
- http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html
- http://lifelessplastic.blogspot.com/2008/06/no-shampoo-revolution-no-poo-update.html
- http://vastamount.blogspot.com/search?q=vinegar
- http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/go/index.php/389/why-you-should-go-no-poo/
- http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/21/fashion/21SKINOne.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
- http://community.livejournal.com/no_poo/

posted over 5 years ago
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aranell
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aranell
posts: 98

This is fascinating! I’m so glad it works, because I’ve always thought it was kinda wrong that we have to shell out on chemicals to keep our hair ‘natural’.
That said, I know it isn’t an option for me. My hair needs washing every day – it’s really fine and dark and naturally straight, so it visibly clumps just from the pollutants in the air.

posted about 5 years ago
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