Is your No Poo Method experience leaving your hair looking like well, like poo? No Poo can be a challenge, especially if you are experiencing waxy, dull, dry, straw like hair. Review these recommendations to get No Poo help for your hair and return it to a soft, shiny, manageable mane.
Recommendations for No Poo Dry Hair
Choose Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for your vinegar rinse. It will condition your hair more deeply and help to keep it from feeling dry.
Once you have switched to ACV increase or decrease the amount in your rinse solution based on your initial results. If your hair gets limp or heavy after using the ACV reduce the amount in your solution. Use the ACV rise until your dry hair is gone. Once your dry hair is gone IF your hair starts to go the other way (oily, limp and heavy) swap out the ACV for distilled white vinegar.
Remember: Apple Cider Vinegar provides deeper conditioning so decrease or switch to distilled white vinegar if your hair starts to get oily or limp. Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar provides the deepest conditioning.
Decrease the amount of baking soda you are currently using.
I recommend doing this in small increments and tracking your results in your hair journal.
Use the Aloe Honey “Shampoo” between your baking soda and vinegar washes.
Adding the Aloe Honey Shampoo to your hair care routine will help add moisture to your dry hair and help it to shine. The aloe actually helps to get rid of the build up on your hair and nourish it at the same time. You may experience white flakes from all the “crud” being released from your hair and scalp. You can opt to finish with a vinegar rinse, the choice is yours.
Use a Boar Bristle Hair Brush & an Anti-Static – Detangling Comb
A natural 100% boar bristle brush will distribute the oils from your roots down through the rest of your hair. It also helps remove debris as boar bristles are like little “micro-fiber” cloths that trap debris from your hair onto the brush. If your hair gets static OR tangled I highly recommend getting the awesome Anti-static Detangling Comb (it inexpensive too!)
Keep your hair journal up to date.
Using a hair journal will help you track the adjustments and tweaks you make, track your successes and record the days between your washes.
Hang in there! With the small adjustments listed above you will closer to No Poo Nirvana.
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