'no poo'

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Post: # 166065Post Greenbeast »

i've been using just water for 7 months now. once past the transition period its been great, feel nice and looks good (apparently)

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Post: # 166068Post Cassiepod »

But how long is the transition period? I work in a fairly conservative office job and couldn't turn up for a month with greaswy hair. Is it likely to be somehting I could get into within say a two week holiday or similar? I'd love to be shampoo free. I did the bicarb thing but eventually my scalp itched terribly and the only thing I can find to ease it is T gel.

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Post: # 166073Post Helsbells »

Thats my trouble Cassiepod. I tried using a shampoo from green people are after about 2 washed my head was so itchy I had to go back to head and sholders. It took my scalp and hair several months to recover!! I just can bear having an ichy scalp. I had danfduff as well which quite frankly is just not socially acceptable (or personaly acceptable!)

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Post: # 166332Post Greenbeast »

its tricky to say, i think it varies wildly from person to person.

I have short male hair and it probably took a month or so

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Post: # 166394Post Clarry »

I switched to using bicarb a couple of weeks ago and I wish I'd tried it sooner.
In the past I tried shampoo bars by L*SH but just ended up with a really itchy head and matted hair.

My hair has been super greasy for years (wash in the morning, greasy by the evening) and I tried to only wash it every other day -yuk!

However since making the switch I have washed my hair twice - after 2 days the 1st time and 3 days the 2nd. This is the least greasy my hair has ever been!
Only time will tell if it works for me long term but so far, so good!

:cheers:

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Post: # 166461Post Ron and Jean »

I hadn't thought of Bicarb, but rosemary vinegar as a hair rinse works well for greasy hair. Chamomile tea is also great as a conditioner, especially for blondes. I use Henna regularly and my hair is always fab after and needs a lot less washing just after I have used it.

I stopped washing my hair a few years ago when I was travelling. It took 3 months in total to be completely OK, but the frist month was the worst. I think that applying a clay wash, letting it dry a bit and then rinsing it would help in this initial stage. The grease would binds to the clay and be rinsed off in the shower. I now am back to washing my hair again, but if I was to experiment again I would use clay powder. (It also works wonders for greasy skin...)

I have never washed my children's hair and you would never know. Other mums are always really surprised when they find out.

If anyone does experiment with clay I would love to hear how it goes...

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Post: # 166692Post Derry »

Cassiepod wrote:But how long is the transition period? I work in a fairly conservative office job and couldn't turn up for a month with greaswy hair. Is it likely to be somehting I could get into within say a two week holiday or similar? I'd love to be shampoo free. I did the bicarb thing but eventually my scalp itched terribly and the only thing I can find to ease it is T gel.
mine took about 3 weeks to settle and stop itching/flaking

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