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From Natural Shampoo to No Shampoo


During the summer, I made the switch to natural shampoo.  It took a bit of trial and error to find one that worked well with my hair, but when I found it, I was very happy with the result.  The one I ended up choosing was Aubrey’s Blue Camomile Shampoo and Conditioner.

Right after I settled on this great option, I started reading about the “no poo” movement.  I was intrigued and of course, decided to try it out.

So, I made myself a baking soda rinse.  I used it for the first time over a month ago.  After the first time, my hair still felt a bit dirty, so I made myself an apple cider vinegar rinse for the next time.  Sure enough, using the vinegar rinse helped get that clean feeling in my hair.

Over the past month, I have experimented with the amount of time between “washes”.  I definitely have to “wash” my hair more often than when I was using actual shampoo.  If I rinse my hair every other day or every two days, it looks and feels pretty good.

As a backup, I have used a dry shampoo from time to time to help absorb some of the oil when I don’t have time to do a full wash.  All in all, I’m very satisfied with myself.  I loved the natural shampoo and have it on hand in case I feel the need for a good lather in my hair. And of course, I will still work on formulating my own shampoo.  In the meantime, I’ve found a gentle way to keep my hair clean and have reduced the number of chemicals in my daily routine!

2 thoughts on “From Natural Shampoo to No Shampoo

  1. I’m tempted to stop using shampoo too, so thanks for this post! I haven’t used any skincare products on my face in a couple of years and my skin is always good, so I’d love to cut haircare out of my regime too. Testing this out for a week with daily showers (I’d normally shower daily and shampoo every other day), I hope it doesn’t turn out too gross!

  2. I think that it’s great that you’ve already cut out a bunch of chemicals from your skin care. I’ve had mixed results on the hair front and have ended up trying a few different things. Unfortunately, I haven’t found the perfect solution yet. I now only wash my hair twice a week. My dry shampoo certainly helps bridge the gap between washings. However, I have yet to perfect the actual shampoo that I use each time. I’d love to hear how it goes for you! Good luck!

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