Have you ever thought of going 'poo free?

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Have you ever thought of going 'poo free?

bog bog
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Originally posted by Woman China
I've been doing a lot of reading about ways to increase the volume of my hair and how to make my body looking much more healthy. And I recently wrote this post here at EF about skin care, but I made the decision yesterday to pack up everything ...
I use castille soap instead of chemical shampoo!
05/01/2013
GONE! GONE!
I've thought about it but my head just gets too itchy without shampoo.
05/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by sunflower
I did it for a few months. Longer than that on-and-off My mom has been doing it for years, with regular conditioner at first. Now she uses Wen. Her hair looks great!
I also use WEN & I haven't used anything that lathers on my body in over 8 years. I only have to wash my hair once a week, but if I get sweaty, say during the Summer, I need to wash the sweat off my skin & scalp because it is irritating to me, so I will do it more than once a week then. In the Winter, I can more than a week if I want to. I have been fortunate enough to find a source of the gallon sizes of WEN at a discount & that, coupled with not needing to wash my hair as much, has actually made it affordable. I will say, that I dilute it, too. If they made an unscented one I would jump on it in a heartbeat! That is the most difficult part of it for me, the scents! I tried other products that work well, but not as well as WEN & I don't have the energy to fool around anymore, so I just stick to it. Of course, you don't need to use the brand, there are lots of expensive ingredients in it, but not necessary to have. I bought a gallon of Unicure & used that just fine, but it wasn't as conditioning as the WEN for me.

If you want to stick with shampoo, but use better for you ingredients, I recommend the OJON line!
05/01/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
I use Paul Mitchell Colored Hair treatment shampoo and conditioner every other day and use the Venus body soap every time I bathe and have all the scents.
05/02/2013
snowminx snowminx
One day without washing my hair- will have a couple streaks

two days without washing- It's even worse

Three days- It's so oily that it looks like I just straight up came out of the pouring rain

I'm not the type of person that can just go days without washing it!
05/02/2013
sunflower sunflower
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I also use WEN & I haven't used anything that lathers on my body in over 8 years. I only have to wash my hair once a week, but if I get sweaty, say during the Summer, I need to wash the sweat off my skin & scalp because it is irritating ...
I feel u because I am so sensitive to smells. I try to get unscented everything. I've used Wen and it is super conditioning and feels really nice.
05/02/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
I only wash my hair every 3 - 4 days and I've noticed much less frizziness and breakage, and way better silky softness.
05/02/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm actually thinking of going this route with the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I'm already comfortable with the vinegar bit (thank you, Grandma!), but never tried the baking soda. At least C will be in cahoots with me on this scheme, as he's always looking for natural bathing stuff.

Since my hair is stick-straight and fine with an oily scalp the day after washing with regular shampoo (but no conditioner), I'm fairly certain this will work out after the adjustment period.

Incidentally, this very subject was an article at Offbeat Home today (5/2/13) - although the writer called it "shamPHree" because she hated calling it "poo-free".
05/02/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by sunflower
I did it for a few months. Longer than that on-and-off My mom has been doing it for years, with regular conditioner at first. Now she uses Wen. Her hair looks great!
I've heard of Wen products and so so so want to try them out. They just don't sell nor deliver to China!!!

Can you tell us more about Wen? Like how does it smell? And I've heard that it feels strange at first to use because of the lack of suds but hair is so much more healthy looking. Tell use more!
05/04/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I'm actually thinking of going this route with the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I'm already comfortable with the vinegar bit (thank you, Grandma!), but never tried the baking soda. At least C will be in cahoots with me on this scheme, ...
That sounds exactly like my hair!!!!

What I've found works the best for my hair, and the VERY hard water we have here is:

Take two squeeze bottles
In one bottle add a very healthy squeeze (but not too healthy mind you) of shampoo and in the other, conditioner.

Fill up with water and shake shake shake.

In the shampoo bottle, add in some peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil (for darker hair) or cammomile essential oil (for lighter hues). Shake shake shake. I use lots of peppermint in the summer, probably about a teaspoon worth.

In the conditioner bottle, you can add various essential oils as well.

I only use the shampoo around my hair line and crown of my head, and condition from the crown down. A few times a week, I will use a tiny amount of full strength conditioner on my ends to keep them happy. Add in a nice layering hair cut, I've got fantastic hair!!! Other than my horrible cow-licks.
05/04/2013
Love Bites Love Bites
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Originally posted by Woman China
I've been doing a lot of reading about ways to increase the volume of my hair and how to make my body looking much more healthy. And I recently wrote this post here at EF about skin care, but I made the decision yesterday to pack up everything ...
I shower and wash my hair once or twice a week.
I use a basic body soap and a little conditioner.
No, not that long. My hair gets stringy and nasty when dirty.
05/04/2013
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