Washing your hair without using shampoo, or in other words, the no-poo method is healthier, cheaper, and stimulates faster hair growth. Here’s how it’s done!
There are several methods of cleaning your hair without involving the use of shampoo. By far the most popular is the one based on baking soda and vinegar.
When washing your hair, using shampoo – which is actually a cleaner – removes all traces of dirt, but also sebum. As a result, the hair will become dry and you feel the need to use something extra in order to replace the “oil” naturally produced by your scalp in its follicles – which is essential for keeping itself healthy, with an artificial product: the conditioner.
Another effect of shampooing is that it dries the scalp. And dry skin, whether it is about face skin or scalp, tries defending itself and therefore, producing even more sebum. This explains how some people have very oily hair only one day after washing and have to repeat the cleaning operation very often.
What happens when using no-poo method?
If you don’t use shampoo when washing your hair, your hair retains sebum and your scalp will no longer be irritated by chemicals, so it no longer has the tendency to produce excessive sebum.
You’ll notice that you won’t be needing to wash your hair for a few days. Normal or dry hair will need washing up to once a week.
Using the no-poo method for a longer period, you will notice that your hair becomes softer, easier to comb, and hairdressing, shinier, and the curls are better defined. It seems that hair grows faster, and obviously, you don’t need to spend lots of money on expensive shampoos, hair masks, and conditioners.
How to wash your hair without using shampoo
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of water. Apply the mixture on the scalp – there is no need to apply it on the entire length of hair – and massage gently. Let it on for a few minutes, while finishing your shower.
Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with one cup of water. Use a container in which you store the mixture. After rinsing, apply the mixture made out of water and vinegar on the length of your hair – NOT on the scalp. Let it on for a minute, and afterwards rinse.