This January I decided to go No-Poo. For those who don’t know what that is, it means I no longer use shampoo. I wrote about this a while back: 5 weeks No Poo! If you look at the photos, you will see how much my hair changed in a short time.
So here are the things I learned from going No-Poo:
- Finding the method you need takes trial and error.
- Everyone needs something different, even if you live in the same house.
- If you move, you may have to relearn everything.
- Your bathroom will look like a mad science lab.
- You spend WAY less on hair care!
- Once you go No-Poo you rethink your other hair care products.
- Boar hair brushes are amazing!
- Lice combs are multi-purpose!
So let me explain the Lice Comb
So I live in Texas, and Super Lice is a thing. My kids got it, and I had to buy metal lice combs, to use for a coconut oil treatment. (By the way that worked really good!) I got these same combs as below (but paid more than Amazon charges.)
A year later, the kids got lice again, and I still had these combs. Obviously, I have to check everyone in the house when this happens. This time around I was No-Poo, but still transitioning. When I got to my hair (thankfully lice free), I noticed the lice comb was stripping the “wax” from my hair. By the time I was sure I had no parasites, my hair felt gross from all of the stuff the comb was stripping from my hair. So I did a hot water rinse, followed by a coffee rinse, and a cold water rinse.
The next day my hair felt the cleanest it has since I started No-Poo. I found it easier than most of the methods for moving the Sebum down your hair too!
I used this daily at first, now I use them when my hair is too dry or too oily! The combs get dirty looking and I have to wipe it off as I comb through my hair. I also do this BEFORE I clean my hair in the shower, so some ick is to be expected.
This is just one step!
I look forward to sharing more of my No-Poo. If you want to learn more feel free to let me know! I know this is hard to talk about for some, so you can message me if you do not want to publicly comment.
Next time I will go through my personal hair care processes.