No-Poo Method for Beautiful Hair and My First Video

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Today is a special day worth popping a bottle of sparkling wine open. I have finally uploaded my first YouTube video!!! I spent around a week working on it round the clock and I have to admit I have soooo much respect for all the YouTubers now. It’s a damn difficult job to prepare, record and edit a video.

So, here it is, my first baby is finally in the air. I’m not entirely happy with it and I would do it quite differently now. I was camera shy and didn’t show my real personality as much as I wanted, and then my husband watched it and said: “You could have been more cheerful…”. Grrrrr, I know, I know, he’s perfectly right but it was my first one and I was just focusing so hard on making sure that I said everything that I needed to say.

However, dwelling on the past is not constructive and I’d rather focus on my next one (and it’s going to be fun), so I promise I will try much harder!

So, let’s go back to the no-poo method. I have touched on more or less everything that’s important in the video. However, I believe it’s very important not to over-wash your hair. Baking soda can be quite drying if used more frequently than once a week. For example, I wash using the complete no-poo method every 7-8 days and in between, if my hair gets oily after an extremely hot day or after a wild workout, I simply massage my scalp with warm water and rinse it with the vinegar rinse.

I really hope that I’ll be able to inspire someone in the world to try the no-poo method and get a step closer to a primal lifestyle. Trust me, it’s all worth it when you start seeing positive changes in your body, and, of course, in your wallet! 🙂

Next week I’ll be back with another video. This time I am going to start the Paleo / Primal Diet Essentials series by showing you what’s in my fridge.

Have you tried washing your hair using the no-poo method? If you have any questions, I’ll be very happy to answer them. If you know any other brilliant natural ways to wash your hair, let me know, and I will try them!

You might want to read Troubleshooting the No-Poo Method if you’d like to make sure your transition to this method of hair washing is successful.

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  1. Vita, you have such lovely hair! I started researching no-poo method several days ago. My husband has been no poo, no soap for 2.5 years now. He simply uses plain water. However, he has little hair. My hair is fine, super straight and blonde. I just tried the BS/ACV rinses today. My hair felt a bit dry afterward. I’m a bit puzzled about the oil rinses and masks. How exactly do you do this and how often? Also, do you use oils because you have curl and don’t want frizz? I’m afraid the oil might make my hair greasy. Currently, I only washed my hair ever 4 days or so with an all organic shampoo. I used minimal product, but my hair felt sticky! You are the first person I’ve heard use that exact word about their hair! I could barely get a brush through it on my crown after washing, unless I put a ton of conditioner in. I really hope the no-poo method helps the feel of my hair. Thank you for all the useful information and tips. Best yet!

    • Ti, thanks so much, and I really appreciate you stopping by at my blog! I can’t believe I’m the first one using the term sticky. 🙂 But that’s exactly how my hair used to feel! Recently I’ve been trying natural shampoo bars just to see if I can find another natural alternative for those who don’t want to go all the way no-poo, and it left my hair super sticky again! Can’t tell you how happy I was to go back to my baking soda and vinegar routine. It makes brushing my hair a breeze! If you hair felt a little dry after no-poo, try to use a little less baking soda until you find the right balance where it’s not greasy but not too dry either. I think using oil masks is really important for very thick and perhaps super curly hair because they tend to be very dry and frizzy. My hair is more wavy than curly, and I’m perfectly fine without using any oil on it most of the times. Perhaps once in a couple of months just on the ends of my hair. If you get the concentration of the baking soda right for your individual hair type, you shouldn’t really need oils at all. All you have to do is experiment with it a little. Let me know how it goes! And thanks once again for being so supportive and kind!

    • And I forgot to answer why I use oil on my hair sometimes. It’s just to prevent split ends. I live on an island off the African coast, so the sun is extremely strong and it really dries out the ends of my hair. Hope I’ve answered all your questions. If I missed something, just let me know!

  2. Frances Leggett says:

    Thanks for the tips, Vita! I intend to start using the no-poo method straight away and will let you know how it goes!

  3. So I’ve been no-poo for about 3 weeks, I have long thick wavy hair an the first thing I noticed was how easy it is to brush now, before I had to take a comb into the shower with me an use a ton of conditioner to detangle it…but not anymore. My hair feels and looks better, I also switched to a pure botanical coconut oil soap for my body, I even use it on my kids an we love it…I love your blog 🙂

  4. Frances Leggett says:

    Hi Vita
    I have been following this No Poo method with Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar for 2 weeks now. I have washed my hair three times with the Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar (each Sunday). Three days after starting my hair was very oily and greasy on top. I continued to wash it every day with just water. The greasiness hasn’t got any better so far. I understand that it takes some time for the hair to get used to not being washed with silicone shampoos and conditioners anymore. Do you think it’s normal to still be experiencing very greasy hair after two weeks? My hair is very long and I plan to shorten it (although it will still be longer than shoulder length) in a few days, in the hope that this might help a bit.
    I would appreciate your advice!
    Thank you

    • Hi Frances, if you went cold turkey from conventional shampoos, it’s normal for it to take a bit of time. How often did you use to wash your hair before? Try alternating with a regular shampoo at the beginning, that should make your transition easier. Also are you using a boar bristle brush to distribute all the oils from the scalp to the length of the hair? Just hang in there and don’t give up! xx

  5. Laba diena,
    didelis dėkui už šį video, jis buvo pirmasis, kuris mane supažindino su “no poo” metodu ir pirmasis kuris “užkabino”. Dabar eina ketvirta savaitė, pakolkas plaukai susiriebaluoja labai greit, pleiskanos dar neišnyko, o ir atctas nepadeda nuo elektrinimosi. Galiu pasidžiaugti, kad plaukai nėra kaip šiaudai, jie liko švelnūs, gal dabar šiek tiek pūresni. Į tarpus plaut vien vandeniu nepadėjo, kukurūzų sausas šampūnas nepatiko, bet suradau gasulo molį. Efektas panašus, plaukai švarūs, bet greit susiriebalavo.

    • Sveika, Neringa! Kaip smagu sulaukti komentaro lietuviu kalba. 🙂 Dziaugiuosi, kad kol kas neblogai einasi. Ar bandet aliejaus kauke isvakarese pries plovima? Labai padetu del elektrinimosi ir pleiskanoms taip pat. Tik reiketu dukart su soda perplauti (kaip ir su sampunu), nes kitaip liks siek tiek riebalo. Dabar eksperimentuoju su kitu plovimo budu, kuris dar labiau patinka. Laukit ziniu! 🙂

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