"No poo" shampoo: 1 month update

December 12, 2016

You may remember from my November 13th, 2016 blog... While 'cleaning up" my personal and household products, I have given the "no poo" shampoo method a shot. It has been one month since starting this method and for those of you who are following or, who are considering giving this a shot, I wanted to share my experience so far.



Not bad, not bad! The second week of washing, I did seem to go through a really "greasy" week that I read about in other reviews however, it was not too bad to deal with with my shorter hair; I guess this could be a pain if you had longer locks.  I also had one weird day of flakes... which is really out of the norm for me but then disappeared after a washing. It had been a stressful day so I am not sure if that was somehow related? 


In a nutshell, I quite like this "no poo" hair wash.  I am going to try some different scents soon such as peppermint or a mix of peppermint and lavender.  Dr.Bronner's has a nice variety of scents of castille soaps to choose from including rose, citrus, almond, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus.  I also have not whipped up my apple cider vinegar rinse yet which I need to do. I am finding my hair a touch dry but, I do need a trim. I am wondering if the apple cider vinegar may help with adding a little more shine?  But all in all my hair is feeling nice and thick and it is looking just as good as when I used commercial shampoo products. What do you think?




So far I went through one small batch of around 250ml and have started recently on my second small bottle. I do need to buy a better bottle as I am using an old one that has a crack in the top which makes for messy shaking and application. I suggest if you try this method, invest in a medium sized shakeable bottle with a pop top spout for easier application because it is pretty much as runny as water so, this will make for better application and less waste. Or, a pump bottle that you can pump right onto your scalp.


These would work well if you are cool with plastic:














A cute glass pump bottle like this would work great also:














I have also been using the hair wash on my two sweet kiddos. I love knowing I am not rubbing unknown chemicals into their hair and scalp. 


What's next?

I love that this hair wash is easy and fast to whip together... I mean, with juggling two young kids, a household, post-chemo brain and school, I need quick and simple.  Yet, I would like to test drive a hair wash that is a bit more conditioning with some coconut milk in it and perhaps a wee bit of almond oil. I will aim for the New Year after the chaos of Holidays. Until then... 




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