For months on end, I’ve had a secret shame.
And not just on the second day – I’m talking just hours after washing it.
I assumed it was just the shampoo I was using – so I switched it out.
But three weeks rolled by… and it was still a greasy, flat mess.
I tried using more shampoo, which in hindsight, was probably the worst thing I could do. Less shampoo had no effect. I tried different shampoos – like an expensive mainstream clarifying shampoo and an all-natural tea tree oil shampoo. And I even tried an apple cider vinegar rinse.
But nothing worked.
At this point, I was pretty much ready to just give in and shave it all off.
But then I heard about the ‘no-poo’ method.
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My mum had been going on about it for months and honestly, I thought she was going a bit nuts.
How could anyone possibly go without shampoo?!
The internet agreed though, there was page after page of forums praising the ‘no-poo’ method for providing them with hair free from greasiness.
I wasn’t completely ready to give up shampoo though, so I decided to have a go at using the ‘no-pooers’ most popular shampoo alternative – baking soda.
I filled up an empty water bottle with a tablespoon of baking soda (you can alternatively use bi-carb soda) and a cup of water and then gave it a good shake.
Once in the shower, I simply poured the mixture over my wet hair and spent a few minutes scrubbing all over.
It felt gritty and a little slippery, but once I rinsed it out, my hair instantly felt SO CLEAN.
I use my baking soda mixture once a week now and it’s making a world of difference. I wash my hair as normal on other days but I find it needs it less.
Not only that, but my hair also has more volume and body and it’s finally free from grease and waxiness.
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