I went No ‘Poo about six months ago. I had found a blog on Pinterest that raved about the method. I figured, “What the hell? Why not?” So I gave it a shot. It only took a week for my hair to adjust and stop getting oily between washing. After that I only had to wash my hair twice a week. It does really save a lot of time! There are actually quite a few perks to the whole No ‘Poo method.
- It’s a time saver.
- It’s a money saver.
- My hair never looked oily.
- Half as much of my hair fell out during washing and brushing.
- Styling stays better – even without product.
- Hair looks fuller – even without added product.
However, there are some things that I just could not get over:
- Hair always feels dirty – even if it didn’t look dirty.
- Hair dye doesn’t take as well.
- You’ll have more body, but there is less movement to your hair.
- If the wind blows it becomes a complete mess.
- It gets tangled a lot easier.
- It’s less silky looking.
- Scalp always has build-up even if you rinse all of the baking soda out.
So, if you’re going for style over substance then stick try ‘No Poo. See if it works for you. However, I prefer my hair to feel good rather than look styled all the time.
I don’t know if these are typical results of the No ‘Poo method, but I switched back to regular shampoo today. I washed it once, it’s still not clean. The next time I wash I might have to do it twice to get all of the build-up.
I’m going to start looking for a shampoo that treats chemically damaged ends. I had to strip my hair once and bleach it twice to get all of the red tones out before I went blonde a year ago. If anyone would like to recommend a good product I’m open to trying new things.
Today I tried Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo. I didn’t pay for it. I got a free sample at a salon the last time I was in buying these really great candles that they sell. My hair not only feels fabulous, but it’s so silky and smooth. It has less body, but more bounce and less tangles.