I really don’t want to write a blog post on no-poo, there are hundreds out there each telling you the pros and cons of their preferred method. (I know because I think I read them all before ditching my shampoo.) But I can’t leave it out of #plasticfreejuly since the amount of shampoo & conditioner used causes mountains of plastic waste.
When I started I was fully overwhelmed by all the info out there so I jumped in using the ingredients I had to hand -bicarb and vinegar. It was good, my hair felt clean and light, it was shiny and manageable. I’m not going to lie, I was surprised!
That was 7 months ago, my nopoo method has changed through that time and I’m sure it will continue to change. I now water wash every few days and egg wash every few weeks. I use a dry shampoo in between times which is a mix of cornflour and cinnamon and comb with a wide toothed wooden comb before bed.
My hair feels great; thick, bouncy and soft. It’s the most manageable it’s ever been and lovely and shiny. I’m sure my hair has benefitted from me not messing around with it too much, it’s coped well, even thrived, with the neglect that life with a busy toddler has brought to it and no, it doesn’t smell, honest.
Nopoo can feel like a big step, if it’s not for you but you still want to cut out those bottles there are some awesome shampoo bars out there that come packaged in paper or card.