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Going No Shampoo – Part 4

The cat’s out of the bag!  Or the shampoo bottle in this case.  In part 4 of my “No Poo” series, I explain how and why I’ve gone back to using commercial shampoo as part of my hair care routine.  I haven’t given up on baking soda and vinegar.  I use a combination of traditional shampoo/conditioner once or twice a week, with baking soda and vinegar one day in between.  Overall, I shampoo less and my hair looks better than it has in years.

3 comments to Going No Shampoo – Part 4

  • lathamdm


  • Hello, I am new to your website and am enjoying. I am making the Thieves Oil right now and I look forward to trying it. I found this post interesting. I have been shampoo free for about 8 years. However, I am not part of any movement and I have used it a handfull of times within that time. I totally hear you when you talk about choice, etc. I quit using it because I have curly hair and discovered that it was too drying for my hair. Are you familiar with the book “Curly Girl” by Lorraine Massey? Although it appears you do not have curly hair, you might find some of her information useful. Particularly how she distinguishes between washing your scalp and washing your hair. I also use baking soda and vinegar to wash my hair but I have found that this is not enough, either. I make a mixture of 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 Tablespoon of honey. Occasionally I add a 1/2 tsp of almond oil or coconut oil and/or some drops of essential oil, like lavender. You could also add brown sugar to this mixture or some other scrubbing agent like oatmeal coarsely blended to scrub your scalp and get the sebum out. I have also experimented with making shampoo bars. I make my own soap so this is a variation of that. However, so far my attempts have been too drying for my hair but they might work well for someone with oilier hair. Have you tried this angle? Its nice because there are no chemicals and also no packaging. Good luck and thanks for all the information you offer here!

  • Ooo! I’ll check out her book. TY. The egg yolk mixture sounds intriguing. I’m always looking for new tips. Thanks so much for sharing.


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