A few weeks ago I decided to get on this No-Poo bandwagon, and began transitioning to No-Poo.
You can check out the Week 1 recap here. We last left off last Sunday, on day 2 of just the clarifying shampoo and the vinegar rinse in preparation for the Baking Soda/Vinegar method. I was able to go another several days. Mainly because I just pinned my bangs, and put my hair up.
Day 8: 6/3/13
Hair is still soft, smells amazing and not getting greasy yet! Love it.
Day 9: 6/4/13
Bangs were starting to look a teeny bit oily, so I just pinned them back; but the rest of my hair is still looking great. It gets very staticy when I brush it with the boar bristle brush, but nothing a little static guard and lavender oil can’t cure.
Day 10: 6/5/13
Used a bit of bronzer to soak up the oily spots on my bangs, I think tomorrow may be the day to start the baking soda wash as I am really pushing it this week…nearly 7 days between washing! Bangs pinned up by the end of the day.
Day 11: 6/6/13
I really should have washed my hair today, but I hit the ground running this morning and just didn’t have time. So up it went!
Day 12: 6/7/13
Got into the baking soda wash today. So what you need: 1 cup distilled water, and 1 tbs of baking soda. I actually used 2 tbs of baking soda to 1 cup of water. I put it in a large condiment bottle with a long tip on it to get to the roots better. I combed my hair well before getting into the shower, and took a comb to leave in the shower. I think I need more baking soda in the mix, as once my hair was dry my roots felt a little waxy, or greasy. So I put the BS mix on my roots only, and massaged in for a minute or two and then rinsed. I then did the WDV rinse from last week and let that sit while I did my other shower stuff. Then I rinsed well, and combed my hair again before putting it up in a towel.
I let my hair sit in a towel for a while before doing anything with it. I combed it well, and dried my bangs with the blow dryer and round brush, as I have naturally curly hair…curly bangs are just not cute. Then put about a nickel sized amount of coconut oil on my ends and about midway up the length of my hair. My hair was very frizzy yesterday, so I put it back in a bun and let it air dry. I am sure if I used the blow dryer it would have looked better, but I have loooong hair and I didn’t feel like spending that much time drying my hair.
Day 13: 6/8/13
Today my roots are still a bit waxy, but the length of my hair is much softer and not as frizzy as yesterday. My scalp itches like crazy today. I brushed from root to tip with the boar bristle brush, and that helped the root situation a bit, but I fear that my hair may look icky tomorrow. So I will have to use some cinnamon as dry shampoo if that is the case. Other than that I am impressed with the process so far! Very curious to see how the next few weeks play out!