You’re probably thinking about how someone can live without doing the deed, right? You can relax! The No-Poo movement is a sway away from using your typical store-bought shampoos and opting for natural home remedies instead. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow have been loyal followers of the no-poo movement for quite some time!
What Is No-Poo?
The big question is probably, why? Why would anyone want greasy hair? Ultimately, to avoid the large number of chemicals that is usually found in your average store-bought shampoo bottle. The No-poo movement promotes using chemical-free natural remedies to avoid the dryness caused by using shampoo.
How Can I No-poo?
There are so many alternatives to shampoo, that you probably have in your kitchen cabinet already!
- Water only: Wash your hair regularly with just water; it takes time for your hair to get used to this.
- Baking Soda + water: This option is better for those with oily skin, mix one tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water, then apply the mixture to your hair and massage thoroughly then rise. This mixture can dry your scalp after a while so you’ll need to “condition”
- Apple Cider Vinegar: ACV is used to “condition” the hair. Mix ACV with water, apply to hair, and then rinse.
- Dry Shampoo/Baby powder: Dry Shampoo can be used in between washes to absorb the sebum your hair produces. Baby Powder works too!
- Egg Wash: Beat an egg and apply it to wet hair, leave for 5-15 minutes and then rinse completely. This shouldn’t be done frequently as it can result in very dry hair.
- Coconut Oil: Apply coconut oil to hair, leave for 30 minutes and then rise. Coconut oil provides moisture to your hair but can be hard to wash off.
Is No-Poo For Me?
The best way to test this, well, try it out! For the next 3-6 weeks ditch the bottles and whip yourself up some natural remedies. Everybody’s hair is different so there is no “one-shampoo-bottle fits all” method here. Just pick whichever remedy suits you best and try it out. For those of you worried about the chemicals but not interested in the natural remedies, do not worry, many brands now offer chemical-friendly shampoos that you can pick right up.