UPDATE: June 27, 2015 – Shampoo and Conditioner Recipe found HERE.
No poo means to me, that it is not the traditional shampoo that you know of. And this is obviously relative because it depends who you are reading this and what your methods are. Basically, no poo is shampooing without commercial shampoo.
Regardless of the definition, if you had asked me 5 years ago if I would be pouring vinegar on my head in the shower, I may have just laughed and replied with “probably.” But not actually serious. Until a few months ago I didn’t even know “no poo” was an actual term.
Well, I have just finished pouring apple cider vinegar on my head for the first time because I am officially out of shampoo. (Actually, I’m still hanging on to a very expensive tea tree shampoo because it was very expensive and I have formed an attachment to it. Shut up. I’m working on it).
Here is what I did:
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 pint/cup water
or whatever that is relative to the size of the jar you’re using.
Wet hair, pour mixture. Rinse.
Afterwards I put a little bit of coconut oil just on the ends of my hair. Your scalp creates oils naturally so putting it on the ends of my hair helps keep it from looking greasy which means I can stick to my 2-3x a week shampoo schedule. Yay, I did learn something in hair school.
The second time I shampoo I’ll be using baking soda and water first and then afterwards using the apple cider. Two step process. Exciting, I know. And another one I want to try involves coconut milk and castile soap. I’ll only know what works best for me if I try different recipes since I am still a newbie and everyone’s hair is different.
5 years ago I definitely wouldn’t be thinking of anything like this. It was so far off my radar. Funny how times/I have changed.
Oh and no, I don’t smell like vinegar.