No Shampoo Method

No Shampoo Method

Mwar Mwar
Have you heard or tried the no shampoo method? There are a few different ideas, but the main premise is using a baking soda solution for "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar as "conditioner." What do you think of it? would you try it?

I've started it not too long ago and my hair is absolutely fabulous! And it's very cost effective!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I've heard of it
bayosgirl , DreamWolf , - Kira - , unfulfilled , ViVix , Bignuf , Tuesday , ThoughtsAblaze , SkylarrStarr , Nora , megan1987 , Peggi , jmex83 , kitty377 , Lock
15
I haven't heard of it
js250 , DeliciousSurprise , darthkitt3n , Jon S , Lady Bear , MissBre , Dnice , Alx , Valentinka , KyotoAngel , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Princess-Kayla ♥ , calliope , Llewey , corsetsaurus rex , cburger , NurseKitty , dv8 , powerandintent
19
I tried it - didn't like it
Bignuf , P'Gell , Kitka
3
I LOVE it and do this
Mwar , Lock
2
I might give this a try
GONE! , bayosgirl , DreamWolf , Lady Bear , ThoughtsAblaze , sktb0007 , Llewey , powerandintent
8
I would never consider this
DeliciousSurprise , jay28 , darthkitt3n , - Kira - , unfulfilled , Dnice , Nora , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Princess-Kayla ♥ , calliope , Peggi , kitty377
12
What?
corsetsaurus rex
1
Other
SkylarrStarr , KyotoAngel , Lover of Leather
3
Total votes: 63 (41 voters)
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GONE! GONE!
I've thought about trying it. Still might. It just seems like it would be too inconvenient during the adjustment period to do it while school is in session.
03/11/2012
js250 js250
I have used the cider as a rinse before. I have a heck of a time combing my hair without conditioner, though...too long!
03/11/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
Ive tried it
03/11/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by spineyogurt
Ive tried it
How was it? I've been trying out different natural shampoos, and they suck.. I have to wash twice to get my hair clean, and I need to wash every day. I wonder if this method would work better.
03/11/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
W/we will definitely use such methods once W/we're fully self-sustaining! ^^
03/11/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
A hairdresser I had once said I should only shampoo once every two weeks and condition in between because of how thick my hair was. I tried it. It looked AWFUL. I'll stick to shampooing my hair the regular way.
03/11/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I would not do this. My hair produces a lot of natural oils and just looks dirty if I even skip one wash so I wash everyday.
03/11/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Have you heard or tried the no shampoo method? There are a few different ideas, but the main premise is using a baking soda solution for "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar as "conditioner." What do you think of it? would you try ...
Apple cider vinegar stinks WAY too much.
03/11/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
sounds interesting and kinda stinky
03/11/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Have you heard or tried the no shampoo method? There are a few different ideas, but the main premise is using a baking soda solution for "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar as "conditioner." What do you think of it? would you try ...
I was overseas for a couple weeks, on a TINY island and ran out of shampoo. I tried a few of these "other ideas" off the net. Just didn't do the trick for me. Hair still felt greasy and heavy. Need my REAL shampoo.
03/11/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I did try the baking soda in water, then rinsed with 50/50 vinegar and water (in an old Cool Whip container) with 10 drops of tea tree oil, rosemary oil and several drops of other essential oils. My hair looked clean (but when I was combing it while it was still wet, I found a bunch of baking soda and had to brush it out) and everything smelled like tea tree oil for days. It looked clean, but it didn't feel clean to me, and it seemed to last a long time. I finally couldn't stand it, and gave in and shampooed it like normal.

I somehow got the right mix of essential oils and there was NO vinegar smell. The tea tree was strong, though.

My hair is really thick and sometimes oily, so I wasn't comfortable with it.

I say if it works for you, go with it.
03/11/2012
Alx Alx
having heard of it, to be honest, and I doubt it'd be worth it for me to go at it as I don't like my hair too long anyway, haha.
03/11/2012
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I have used the cider as a rinse before. I have a heck of a time combing my hair without conditioner, though...too long!
I have fine hair, so I absolutely need conditioner to comb it out. My hairdresser tried skipping the conditioner step and commented that she would never do that again.

I think the no-shampoo technique is just for women with curly hair.

I need to shampoo daily or it looks atrocious. My hair is super oily.
03/11/2012
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
Quote:
Originally posted by ViVix
Apple cider vinegar stinks WAY too much.
This is the reason I haven't tried it yet. I've ready about all the cleaning properties of vinegar but never use it around my house because I'm afraid it will stink up the place!
03/11/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I've never heard of this before though I'd give it a try and see how it goes.
03/11/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I have curly hair, and have tried the No-Poo and One Condition from Deva Curl. It is a 'no shampoo' method targeted for curly hair. The No-poo was awful...smelled like a hospital and left my hair dull and my scalp itchy. The conditioner was good, but pricy.

I would suggest trying one of the new products that are sulfate free...they are supposed to be the bomb...it's the sulfates that are harmful to hair.
03/11/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
...I haven't heard of it before and I'm not too sure I'd try it unless I had no other choice, I'm quite attached to my regular shampoo and conditioner.
(and vinegar isn't exactly the sort of thing I want people smelling on my hair either)
03/11/2012
Kitka Kitka
I tried it and hated it. My hair never got past the extra oily/dry ends stage which made it impossible to comb so I just went back to shampoo/conditioner.
03/11/2012
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
That just seems really weird to me.
03/11/2012
Khanner Khanner
Used this once to try to cure my dandruff. It did not work and my hair felt grimy. I'll stick to herbal essences.
03/11/2012
calliope calliope
I know my hair and I'm pretty sure it would suffer from this
03/11/2012
blacklodge blacklodge
I rarely shampoo my hair. Hell, I don't even get it wet but about once a week. I just use a bit of cornstarch mixed with a tiny bit of cocoa powder. The cornstarch soaks up oils and dirt and the cocoa powder helps it blend in with my dark hair (even though you brush most of it out) and it makes it smell nice. The cocoa smell doesn't linger long and my hair always looks nice afterwards. I do use a small amount of conditioner about once a week though.
03/11/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
The vinegar idea scares me. How would you get the smell out?
03/11/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Have you heard or tried the no shampoo method? There are a few different ideas, but the main premise is using a baking soda solution for "shampoo" and apple cider vinegar as "conditioner." What do you think of it? would you try ...
My wife does this stuff all the time. She looked this up a while ago but we haven't tried it yet. I don't think i could stand the smell personally lol
03/11/2012
kitty377 kitty377
heard of it and know it would be horrible for my hair!
03/11/2012
Lock Lock
Works great. There are many variations so don't be discouraged if one doesn't work for you.
03/11/2012
Mwar Mwar
I have long (to my butt), thick, hispanic hair (thanks dad :p) and no matter what shampoo/conditioner combo I used it was ALWAYS impossible to brush and manage until a day or two passed. In school I was called "poof" because that's what my hair looked like. My hair was like brill-o even with conditioners.

I only washed my hair twice a week because it is naturally very dry. I've been on the apple cider vinegar baking soda method for a bit now.

The apple cider vinegar is diluted and when you wash it out you don't smell it anymore. I've gotten many more compliments on the behavior on my hair. My friends are shocked it worked on my hair.

Still, to each their own
03/11/2012
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Unique posters: 27