Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"No Poo" Week 3 Update

Hi there everyone! I am now 3 weeks into my "no poo" trial. For those of you who read my last update, I was pretty discouraged with the results.  My hair was a disaster! It was so nasty that I could not run my fingers through my hair, and if I pressed strands together they would stick like I had glue in my hair.  My head did not itch, and it did not smell greasy. But the only thing I could do with it was keep it up and wear a head band.

Well I did some more reading this past weekend and found that the mix of 1 tsp to 8 oz of water doesn't work for everyone.  Some people mix up paste and find that it works better. When I started this experiment I had read that some people had a hard time getting the baking soda out of their hair once it was washed, so I went with the dilute mixture.  Well 3 weeks in and my hair had not adjusted so it was time for a change.

Today I made a much stronger mixture.  It wasn't a paste, but as I washed my hair I could feel the grit of the baking soda against my scalp.  This time when my hair dried it was soft and fluffy! I also discovered that I did not work the baking soda into the ends of my hair bc when the ends dried they were still sticky.

I can not tell you how relieved I was to have soft hair again!  My plan for the ends is to make the past and get the rest of sticky residue out.  I am hoping that by my week 4 update I will have this all figured out!

This is the top of my head with normal looking hair
 This is the patch (right about my shoulders) that is still sticky

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