How to No 'Poo
Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of baking soda
in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.
to stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp. Start by making
a circle on the top of your head in the area you’d wear a crown. Focus on the back of this circle to begin with. Next,
fill in the circle. This is where your part will be; grease here affects the way your hair looks. Trace while still scrubbing
with your fingertips around the bottom edge of the circle. Keep making scrubbing circles underneath each one, drawing lines
in circles around your head.
Lastly, scrub the back of your skull
and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth. After doing this, your scalp will feel alive.
Many women swear their hair grows faster after a visit to the salon — it does, and this massage method is why.
scrubbing, you’re actually rubbing your fingers back and forth in short movements. Be gentle; you don’t want to
break your hair. Next, pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup and add water. (I keep two plastic 12-ounce
cups in my shower and just mix when I get in.) After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the
ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it!
No 'Poo Troubleshooting
Remember, there is a transition period from
two weeks to two months depending on the person. Here are a few tips:
• If your hair becomes frizzy, try using
less baking soda or leaving it on for a shorter period of time. Adding honey may also help.
• If your hair becomes
greasy, try using less apple cider vinegar, switching to lemon or lime juice, leaving out the honey, and/or using a comb instead
of a brush. Also, make sure you’re applying the apple cider vinegar just to the ends of your hair.
• If your
scalp itches, try the following essential oils; tea tree, lavender, rosemary. If your hair becomes dry, try a tiny bit of
oil (any oil, I use olive) smoothed on bottom of hair.
Ready to make the change? Sure! Don’t be
afraid to go no 'poo. You know how to do it! Enjoy the journey – you’re on your way to a healthier you!