The no-poo method is all about getting rid of shampoo and using natural alternatives or only water to wash your hair. Its primary function is to bring balance to your scalp by preserving the natural oils your hair fossils produce. It can be called a hair detox, as your scalp and hair can take a rest from commercial hair treatment products.
By adopting the no-poo method, you can prevent drying your scalp skin and producing too much sebum. If you are patient, it can be an excellent way to make your hair healthy and shiny. You could invest in the best hairdressing scissors, but it will not guarantee you that your hair looks great.
This article lists a few tips that will help you achieve the best results using the no-poo method. If you are interested in trying this unconventional hair treatment, read on.
Wash your hair just like you normally would, and do not use shampoo. Unless it has a wide-open window, take the shower cap, pour some apple cider vinegar onto it, and place it on your head for about ten minutes.
This process is the main component of the no-poo method. The apple cider vinegar will close the pores in your scalp as well as restore its natural acidity.
After waiting 10 minutes, wash your hair with water to remove the apple cider vinegar from your hair. The natural acidity will leave your scalp feeling refreshed and resurfaced. But if you want to achieve a thicker result, try adding some drops of beer or wine to the water before you wash out the ACV.
Avoid Silicone Products or Products That Contain Silicones in the Ingredients
Silicone products coat your hair strands and create a film that prevents moisture on the shaft of your hair. There are plenty of alternatives to silicone that are actually safe, healthy, and effective at delivering a clean look.
You can try shampoos that are sulfate-free, like Ruthless Rap Monster (this is good for those who have darker hair). You can also use apple cider vinegar to remove buildup and add volume to the hair (you can safely use this when you have sulfate-free products).
Consider a Sugar Scrub
Good sugar scrub is another excellent exfoliant for removing buildup on hair’s surface and dissolving sebum buildup within its cuticle layer.
You can make one by mixing brown sugar with either coconut oil or vegetable shortening then adding Epsom salt (1 cup) with two tablespoons of distilled water until you reach desired consistency. Apply this mixture to towel-dried hair, then wash out after 3 minutes under warm water.
Wash Only When Necessary
For example, when you sweat heavily after a workout. Avoid washing your hair too often as this will rob your hair of oils which is exactly what we are trying to avoid here through the whole no-poo method process.
Watch Out for Pollutants
Pollutants like smoke and heavy traffic fumes are almost everywhere and can do a lot of damage to your hair. The longer these pollutants stay in contact with our skin and hair follicles, the more our chances of developing cancer increase! Try to avoid taking smoke breaks frequently and stay away from smokers.
Clean Your Hair Regularly
Even if you’re using the no-poo method, you need to keep your hair clean. The trick is to figure out different processes for washing your hair that are natural and healthy. You can try a dry shampoo or an apple cider vinegar rinse (but again, use only ACV without any other products!).
Another good solution to clean hair is to comb through it after showering with a soft bristle brush after applying baking soda onto your scalp.
Keep Your Hair Hydrated
There are tons of options to help you keep your hair hydrated. You can use a leave-in conditioner, or you can find a way to incorporate hot oil treatments into your hair care routine (you will need to experiment on this front).
Hair Products That Are Healthy and Organic Are Super Important
We’re talking about using shampoo, conditioner, and other products which contain ingredients that you definitely wouldn’t want on your body or clothes.
Look for sulfate-free shampoos that contain natural ingredients like tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, or coconut oil (which is especially good if you have oily hair).
You can also opt for organic conditioners if you’re looking for alternatives or use shampoo bars instead of conventional shampoos as they tend to be cheaper and more eco-friendly as well as organic.
Some people spend hundreds of dollars on hair-care products each month. It might seem like too much, but great-looking hair is a sign of youth and health, which is why some people are willing to go to great lengths to ensure that they have something to boast about.
However, it turns out that not using shampoo at all might be beneficial to your hair.
In this article, we have explained the process of the no-poo method. We hope that you’ll use this knowledge to improve the look of your hair.
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