Have you heard? Washing your hair without shampoo is actually a thing now.
Well, to be fair, the idea’s been floating around on the internet for quite a while.
As a follower of all things beauty, I’ve been hearing about the ‘no-poo’ (aka no shampoo) method for a few months now.
Instead of using a traditional shampoo and conditioner, fans of the no-poo method use regular ingredients from their pantry like baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash their hair.
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Yep, we know, it sounds kind of… gross.
How could anyone possibly go without shampoo?!
But despite sounding a little strange, the no-poo method always sounded intriguing to me.
After all, the method promised to save my hair from being constantly greasy.
Although some ‘no-pooers’ simply wash their hair with water alone, I wasn’t quite so ready to give up shampoo.
Instead, for a fortnight, I swapped out my regular shampoo and conditioner for baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Watch: Hairdressers: Translated.
It took a little bit of experimenting, but soon enough I had my ‘no-poo’ hair-washing routine down pat.
I purchased paint mixing bottles from my local dollar store to use as my applicator bottles.
For my ‘shampoo’, I filled up the mixing bottle with 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda and a cup of water and then gave it a good shake.
Alternatively, you can also mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a little bit of water in your hand in the shower to create more of a paste mixture.
Once in the shower, I simply poured the baking soda mixture over my wet hair and spent a minute or two scrubbing all over.
It felt gritty and a little slippery, which was concerning at first, but once I rinsed it all out, my hair felt SO CLEAN.