Month 2 of no poo had me questioning my motives big time.
So, some things happened. Like.. I had a baby. That I then added to a house of 4 other toddlers. My mind wasn't totally in "perfect the no poo Method" mode, but I learned some crazy valuable things because of it.
- You can't just swap to "kind of natural" shampoo for the one day you're in the hospital Bc your hair will get oddly staticky and weird and you'll regret it.
- If you do find a really great au naturals option, go for it. I found Young Living's Copaiba vanilla shampoo and conditioner and fell in love with it as an alternative.
- I can't say this enough: arrowroot powder. Incredible dry shampoo.
(Cute baby pic for sheer love of the fact that I have a cute, squishy baby)
Ok. So what led me to these conclusions??
If you remember where we left off from month one, I was swapping the baking soda out for bentonite clay and sticking to ACV. I realized ACV alone made my hair a new kind of Greasy. Like stiff... 😳😳I kept forgetting to put the bentonite clay in before my shower (you treat it like dry shampoo and then rinse it out when in the shower) so then I was stuck in the shower and screwed on the hair washing thing.
I read a post from a friend who said she used to do no poo, but swapped to just natural shampoo every 4-5 days and it's incredible still. BUT... here's the difference.
She conditioners, then shampoos, TWICE. TWO POOS!
There's a thing about natural shampoos -- they don't have sulfates. Now THIS is a big reason that makes them better for you and your hair, but the sulfates are what makes the suds.
I had tried YL's poos before and hated it because of this reason. I felt like because I couldn't get it to suds up, I couldn't wash it out.
And then...... TWO POOS. I shampoo'd it TWICE. Back to back and my mind was blown. The second poo had suds like my old Pantene, y'all. And it felt totally washed out after.
What's my new routine now??
+ Baking soda once every 6-8 weeks with ACV
+ Young Living copaiba vanilla shampoo and conditioner every 4-5 days (conditioner first, then two poos).
+ Arrowroot powder as dry shampoo as needed.
My hair still feels amazingly silky, washed, and styles perfectly.
Overall, really happy I started with the hardcore method of no poo so I could learn what I did about the products I was buying off the target shelf.
Now, tell me-- what's your hair routine??