No Poo Update

It has officially been two weeks since I kicked the shampoo habit. Have you noticed? My hair has definitely been a little greasier, although I think it just appears wet–at least that is what I have been telling myself. It’s been hard getting used to because my mom didn’t raise me to be unclean.

But it’s not unclean. I still rinse it every day and one week in I started to feel so awkward about how greasy it was that I started using a face cloth to help spread the grease. My original goal was to do nothing for one month, try the face cloth for a couple weeks, and then try washing it with baking soda for a couple weeks. Based on everything I’ve read, those the the three options for shampoo-less haircare maintenance. Currently, the face cloth part got bumped up and my goal is to go one month like this and then try baking soda for one week.

I must admit, this weekend I started to feel better about my hair. The grease, which I think the face cloth is spreading, which means it looks less greasy overall, acts like a gel that hold my curls in place. My hair is less frizzy; it feels incredibly soft when it typically feels like yarn. I can actually sort of run my fingers through my hair–something I’ve never been able to do. So, I guess the jury is still out, but so far the experiment is proving interesting.


About the Author:

Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.


  1. Cynthia October 29, 2008 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Wow, I didn’t know you were experimenting with no-poo =D. I am interested to hear more.

  2. Deborah November 1, 2008 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Hmmmmmm, your hair is so long how are you managing the curly tangles without conditioner???

  3. Maggie November 2, 2008 at 8:19 am - Reply

    So far not using conditioner hasn’t been a problem–much to my surprise!

    In fact, it’s actually getting easier to pick through my hair. That might have something to do with picking it every day though.

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