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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2008 :  10:17:25 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I am not using shampoo. I wash my hair in whipped egg whites and some days only rinse my hair. I don't use any shampoo from the store.

Can you all tell me what you do your hair treatments?

I washed my hair in my homemade soap the other day. It felt pretty good!

Any tips would be GREAT!

Belle

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mikesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3659 Posts

Sherri
Elma WA
USA
3659 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2008 :  10:47:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Belle - did your hair have to go through a transition period when you stopped using shampoo? I am interested in trying a new way to clean my hair because I seem to be losing a lot of it lately. I have heard that when you try a new way of cleaning your hair, whether it be baking soda or egg whites, you will have a period of time that your hair will be dull and greasy looking. Did you experience that?

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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2008 :  11:05:51 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Yes, there is a trasition period....sometimes. I have tried going no shampoo before, but this time I am going to stick with it!

The first time I did this, it was about one year ago. I went through a transition period. My hair was a little bit hard to mess with. It didn't get anymore greasier than ussual though (i am a very gready person anyway).

I have been trying to find different way to wash my hair without using store shampoo. I use whipped egg whites, sometimes I put a little baking soda in with it, I have washed my hair with baking soda that I dissolve in hot water,sometimes I put baking soda on the scalp, and the other day I washed my hair in homemade lye soap. All the ways have been working great for me!

*******CAUTION : I did notice that the very first time I went no poo, I was using baking soda, and there was about an inch of hairs sticking off the top of my hair. I am not sure if that was new hair growing or if it was breakage. Use baking soda with caution. Be very gentle when shampooing it in your scalp. Baking soad is an abrasive.

My hair feels good since I went no poo. Also, I now have no pimples! I used to have TERRIBLE PImples! SLS in shampoos can cause pimple. SLS = Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

My hair feels and looks healthier. It also feels like I have more hair than I use to have.

Belle

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GaiasRose
True Blue Farmgirl

2552 Posts

Tasha-Rose
St. Paul Minnesota
2552 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2008 :  07:09:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a no poo person too. Its been about a year and a half now and the whole family is adhering to it! I us baking soda mostly but once a week I use a shampoo bar from prairielandherbs because I like the conditioning it gives. I rinse with ACV. My hair has never been healthier!

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4255 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4255 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  08:50:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For a rinse that gives my hair a lot of volume, I chop a whole apple up, put it in a blender or food processor (skin and all) add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water. Blend, strain and pour over your head after washing your hair. Leave it on for two minutes & rinse with warm water. It leaves my hair feeling really full and shiny.

Dawn in IL
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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  12:24:41 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dawn. That sounds like a nice rinse.

Does it dry your hair? What kind of hair do you have....short hair, long hair, dry hair, oily hair, curly straight....

Belle

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Aunt Jenny
True Blue Farmgirl

11381 Posts

Jenny
middle of Utah
USA
11381 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  12:33:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tried to do the Baking soda instead of shampoo but quickly gave up. I have very very thick long wavy hair. I tend to easily get dandruff..and the Baking soda sort of made it dry and wild and the dandruff was worse for sure then. I will have to try the egg whites. I would love to give up shampoo for sure. I have used a rosemary infusion for a rinse and LOVED that. (I have very dark hair)

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mikesgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3659 Posts

Sherri
Elma WA
USA
3659 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  1:30:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone else had luck with the shampoo bars? I have only tried one brand, but it made my hair really dull and lifeless and I ended up using it to wash the dog. Maybe it was just a bad brand or should I have kept going?

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4255 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4255 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  5:58:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Belle, I have very thick, normal, shoulder length blond hair. The apple rinse does make it a little difficult to comb out, but then I have that happen whenever I use vinegar in my hair. My hair has always tangled up after being washed though. The rinse doesn't make my hair dry, just very full. Like when you turn your head upside down & blow dry it, then flip back up again. The nice thing is it keeps that full look until it's washed again. Have fun trying all of these great suggestions.

Dawn in IL
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marmieto12
True Blue Farmgirl

213 Posts

laura
utah
USA
213 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  7:10:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried the no shampoo as I have curly hair Just using conditioner helped my hair stay curly, but after awhile it became limp. Tried the ACV and my hair tangled easily. Looking for some alternatives too.
One of my curly hair daughters uses whipped egg whites for curly gel and she has beautiful curls.

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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2008 :  9:34:03 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi Mikesgirl,

I haven't used shampoo bars.

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sleepless reader
True Blue Farmgirl

1022 Posts


CA
USA
1022 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2008 :  1:10:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use castile soap (like Dr Bronner's) and rinse about once a week with vinegar (diluted ). I only wash every few days and in between I just get it wet in hte shower. Must get it wet to the scalp every moring or it just won't go where it's supposed to go!
Sharon

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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2008 :  2:18:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a time when I was losing a lot of hair, too - I found out that usually people tend to lose their hair about 3 months after a severe stress.

For me, it was after a surgery and I couldn't eat normally - it actually was about 3 months later that my hair started coming out in big globs.

Making sure I get good balanced nutrition including enough vitamins, minerals and fats seems to be the best thing for my hair regardless of the type of shampoo I use.

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Prairie Princess
True Blue Farmgirl

1075 Posts

Jodi
Washington
USA
1075 Posts

Posted - Apr 24 2008 :  2:53:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My mum uses millet and lemon juice, I think... she hasn't used shampoo in couple years, just uses this to rinse and scrub, and then conditions her hair with a natural conditioner. She has fine, super-curly hair, and it really seems to keep the curls curly, but under control.

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prairielandherbs
True Blue Farmgirl

690 Posts

Maggie
Iowa
USA
690 Posts

Posted - May 10 2008 :  1:54:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I heart shampoo bars. Bad ones are REALLY bad though. :( Sheri i can send you a sample of one of mine if you like. just give me your address!

Belle, I just had a blast a few months ago researching adn writing about non-soap hair cleansers. I wrote a little article about it for Herb Quarterly, perhaps your local library would have a copy? My MOST favorite cleanser was Rhassoul MUD. OMG, was it fantastic! I have pretty dark brown wavy long hair, and it made my hair so soft and shiny and full of body! I suspect it might not be the best choice for blondes, however, because the clay is reddish-brown colored. The other one really loved was the egg shampoo, as you mentioned.
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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - May 12 2008 :  09:00:59 AM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by prairielandherbs

I heart shampoo bars. Bad ones are REALLY bad though. :( Sheri i can send you a sample of one of mine if you like. just give me your address!

Belle, I just had a blast a few months ago researching adn writing about non-soap hair cleansers. I wrote a little article about it for Herb Quarterly, perhaps your local library would have a copy? My MOST favorite cleanser was Rhassoul MUD. OMG, was it fantastic! I have pretty dark brown wavy long hair, and it made my hair so soft and shiny and full of body! I suspect it might not be the best choice for blondes, however, because the clay is reddish-brown colored. The other one really loved was the egg shampoo, as you mentioned.



Hello,

Thanks for sharing that with me. I made a homemade soap using olive oil vegetable shortening and Lavender essential oil. It has been working gret for my hair! It suds up wonderfully and rinses out GREAT! There is no soapy residue on my hair. Hair feels really good since I have been using it. So, I guess my soap is sort of like a shampoo bar. I also use this soap on my face, it helps with my blackheads and pimples.

Belle



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RachelLeigh
True Blue Farmgirl

623 Posts

Rachel
Port Orchard WA
USA
623 Posts

Posted - May 12 2008 :  12:12:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have recently given up shampoo, as well. I have very long, naturally curly hair that spirals. As a result, it gets super frizzy. I have to use spray gel to keep it in ringlets. Anyway, I've started just rinsing my hair with water really well and then putting conditioner (Aussie Moist) in it, foaming the conditioner up by workin' it around a whole lot, and then combing through. I leave it on while i'm in the shower and rinse it out before I'm done. My hair is MUCH healthier and softer. I read that shampoo will strip out the oils (duh!) and my curls need those oils. So far, so good....

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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - May 12 2008 :  1:41:38 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RachelLeigh

I have recently given up shampoo, as well. I have very long, naturally curly hair that spirals. As a result, it gets super frizzy. I have to use spray gel to keep it in ringlets. Anyway, I've started just rinsing my hair with water really well and then putting conditioner (Aussie Moist) in it, foaming the conditioner up by workin' it around a whole lot, and then combing through. I leave it on while i'm in the shower and rinse it out before I'm done. My hair is MUCH healthier and softer. I read that shampoo will strip out the oils (duh!) and my curls need those oils. So far, so good....

FARMGIRL SISTER #127

Hi Rachel,

I also comb my hair while I am in the shower and I use Aussie Moist conditioner.

I really like how my hair feels when I just rinse it.

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Bfriday
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Jessica
Miles TX
125 Posts

Posted - May 16 2008 :  2:11:06 PM  Show Profile  Send Bfriday an AOL message  Reply with Quote
If anyone has build up from old shampoo or greasy hair try beer. Use a stong beer not a light and it strips the build up off and grease and leaves your hair shiny and soft. Something about the hops in it..I think?! I have short hair now but I use to have hair to my waist and I would do this treatment about once a month.

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homesteaderbelle
True Blue Farmgirl

391 Posts

Belle

USA
391 Posts

Posted - May 16 2008 :  6:42:32 PM  Show Profile  Click to see homesteaderbelle's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bfriday

If anyone has build up from old shampoo or greasy hair try beer. Use a stong beer not a light and it strips the build up off and grease and leaves your hair shiny and soft. Something about the hops in it..I think?! I have short hair now but I use to have hair to my waist and I would do this treatment about once a month.

Farmgirl Sister #188



Oh! I have heard of doing this!! In fact, I think my mom used this on my hair once! Thank you for posting this! I forgot all about this. I read somewhere to use flat beer? Do you use it flat?

Belle

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Bfriday
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Jessica
Miles TX
125 Posts

Posted - May 16 2008 :  7:13:42 PM  Show Profile  Send Bfriday an AOL message  Reply with Quote
No, just popped open a fresh Bud and rinsed away! The bubbles is what (I think) rids you of the grease and build up. I usually did it at night and then washed my hair the next morning so I wouldn't go around smelling like a brewery! lol! A normal wash with baking soda, castile soap or whatever you choose to use would be fine.

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DeerDominique
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

Dominique
Ferndale CA
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2008 :  7:52:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yay for shampoo free!
I've been poo free for 2 months. Using baking soda wash, apple cider vinegar rinse with rosemary EO. I have an absurd amount of thick black hair and wash with BS/ACV every 7-10 days I rinse at least once in between. It has 'cured' my husbands dandruff.
I learned about it here http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.html#why a great resource, I thought.
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melanie47601
True Blue Farmgirl

1949 Posts

Melanie
Boonville IN
USA
1949 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2008 :  9:42:19 PM  Show Profile  Send melanie47601 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I tried a poo bar once. I liked it but, my hair is really dry and curly. Does anyone have a suggestion of what I can use for a natural conditioner?

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Emme
Farmgirl at Heart

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Posted - Jun 29 2008 :  2:09:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been poo free for over a year. I wrote about it here:
http://simplereduce.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/unshampoo/

I have added a coffee rinse from time to time -- to keep the dark hair from showing too much grey ;)



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CountryBorn
True Blue Farmgirl

1529 Posts

Mary Jane
New York
USA
1529 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2008 :  2:25:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there any particular reason to go shampoo free? You know me I am the curious one!!

MJ

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DeerDominique
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

Dominique
Ferndale CA
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2008 :  4:15:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CountryBorn- To answer your question, I went shampoo free, because it is expensive (we always used natural or organic shampoos) I resent paying for something that I can make myself, there is also the discussion of potentially dangerous ingredients in a lot of commercial products, as well as the environmental impact of bottles and the creation of plastics, etc. There are, I suppose different reasons for different people, but I will say that my hair is cleaner, shinier and less frizzy as a result of Baking Soda wash and Apple Cider Vinegar rinse; and my husbands dandruff is gone.

I also always wondered what people were doing before the convenience of bottled shampoo and bars. I just didn't believe that people were all going around with stinky gross hair. Once I started hearing about it, I tried it, and I haven't gone back!
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