If you follow any natural blogs at all, you have probably seen a post or two (or 10) about how amazing the “No ‘Poo” method is and how you can make your own natural shampoo. The “No ‘Poo” method is an approach to move you away from using commercial shampoos because they actually strip your hair of their natural oils. This approach is, in theory, supposed to help your scalp heal from commercial stripping and stop the vicious cycle of super oily hair and needing to ‘wash’ away the oils.
I have been experimenting off and on with the “No ‘Poo” method for the better part of two years now with mixed results. It all starts like this: I see some great homemade shampoo recipe and I get all excited to try it so I make the recipe. I use it for a few weeks and then I break down sobbing because my hair looks like a wet greasy rat. I am all for DIY Natural Beauty and am somewhat ‘crunchy’ but I do not want my hair to be crunchy. As far as the troubleshooting out there goes…Everyone just says:
“Oh – just rinse with apple cider vinegar – it is the BOMB.”
“What you are doing is not pH balanced and that is why it isn’t working for you – here try my approach!”
I have tried many approaches and frankly feel like a natural DIY beauty failure! I always find myself running back to the drug store in desperation to buy some shampoo with a detergent in it to wash out all of the garbage and gunk that has seemingly collected in my hair!
Does any of this sound familiar?
The Solution: Detox Your Hair
According to Heather (aka The Mommypotamus), many commercial shampoos include silicone which coat the hair much like plastic to give it shine and ‘slip’. The same results can be achieved with DIY “No ‘Poo” style shampoos, but the transition can be quite tough for those of us used to the results from a commercial shampoo. She recommends putting your hair through a detox that can take up to a few weeks. I am going to share with you her recipe from DIY Organic Beauty Recipes here.
During the hair detox process your hair can feel very dry and tangle easily. However, as the follicles shed this coating they will begin to be able to drink in moisture. There are a few ways to speed up this process. Hallelujah! I just mixed up a batch of this mask for myself and I am going to try it tonight followed by the recommended rinse.
I want all of you “No ‘Poo” failures to join me in trying this!
Detox Hair Mask Recipe from Mommypotamus DIY Organic Beauty Recipes
- 1/2 cup bentonite clay powder
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 5 drops Rosemary essential oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 additional cup apple cider vinegar
Mix bentonite clay, Rosemary essential oil, aloe vera gel and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar together and work into hair. Put on a shower cap and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Don’t let the mixture dry! Rinse thoroughly. Rinse with 1 cup vinegar and allow to sit for 1-3 minutes, then shampoo. Follow with shine boost rinse or detox hair soak (those recipes can be found in DIY Organic Beauty Recipes).
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Further Reading from Around the Web
- One Year Without Shampoo
- The No-Pooing Method
- How To Buy Therapeutic Essential Oils
- Can Your Really Have Gorgeous Healthy Hair Without Shampoo?
More helpful recipes here!
- Natural Hair Care: The Ultimate Guide
- Solutions for Hair Loss in Women
- All Natural Deep Conditioner with Coconut Cream
- Soothing Fennel Hair Rinse for Dry, Itchy Scalp
I am a BIG no ‘poo fan… and have been for almost 5 years. I do wish I’d had that nice detox recipe to save myself some of the “crunchy” stage, though! 🙂
I had tried the baking soda/ACV combo for a few months and my hair always felt tangled, even though I didn’t use any product in it. For the last 8 months I’ve probably used shampoo about 4 times, simply washing with water (if the water is unfiltered I have to use shampoo) and still struggle with dry hair. I try coconut oil but my hair either isn’t moisturized or looks greasy for a couple days. I’ve tried lotion too (simply oil emulsified in water, nothing fake), and that doesn’t seem to work either. I think it needs some serious moisturizing. In some ways it’s easier, but others it’s much more high maintenance.
Try using those moisturizers on only the bottom half or ends of your hair..that kept the oily look to a minimum for me.
get your thyroid level checked. dry brittle hair is one of the symptoms, along with fatigue, bad skin, weight gain.
I also find no poo really high maintenance. I’ve been trying for almost a year, and in that time I’ve used shampoo three times, including an amazing visit to Aveda that made me feel human again (despite giving up these products every other day). I’ve tried the BS/ACV routine several times, and it’s never worked for me. My hair feels terribly waxy, and I end up combing out tons of goop for ages. I’ve tried honey, aloe and coconut milk, coconut milk and castille soap, lemon and cucumber, you name it. I was hoping plain water would do the job, but the hard water here seems to make that unlikely. The only time my hair ever feels semi-normal is when I wash with egg yolks. Last weekend I tried to wash my hair with clay, using Heather’s clay shampoo (rather than detox) recipe, and it was worse than the BS/ACV results. BUT I didn’t have bentonite so I used French green clay. I’m hoping this is why it went wrong and that you find her detox recipe works great. I’m looking forward to hearing how it went for you. I don’t know where to get bentonite where I live, but am looking forward to picking some up when I’m visiting my parents in the states in December. Would be great to have this to look forward to!
Lindsey G. says
Your experience sounds just like mine Jenn! I do think Bentonite clay is a bit different. I am going to attempt this again once I get back from traveling next week and will share it back on this post. I did include a link on how to buy the bentonite clay online in the recipe above in case you wanted to move more quickly. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you. Thanks for including the link, but it’s too expensive to import it into Switzerland, where I’m living now, and the German amazon has it listed for far too much money. I’ll have it shipped to my mom and pick it up at Christmas. Last time I made the mistake of ordering the liquid detox bentonite, but I can now confirm that that did not work in my hair either. 🙂 I’m traveling next week in England – maybe I can find some there. 🙂 Enjoy your travels.
I get bentonite clay powder from Amazon.com. Super cheap for a large container. I am going to try the mask, but not holding out hope. I’ve tried no poo and it makes my hair look nasty greasy 10 times faster than shampoo… Oh, and bentonite clay also makes an AWESOME facial when mixed with ACV. Good luck!
Thanks Beth. I’ll order some to my mom’s and pick it up when I’m in the states at Christmas. I hear it good for facial masks, and I’d also like to try it in my deodorant!
I just use a little bit of baking soda to wash my hair and never had any problems or greasy stages. It works really well for me but I have very straight, fine hair so maybe that’s why. Good luck out there!
I have thick, waist length hair & have used the BS/ACV method for over a year with no problems at all. Now I am tangle free & my hair dries in about an hour rather than all day. Shampoo is a problem for me because my hair retains so much of it that my scalp breaks out, even hair dressers have commented about how long it takes to get soap out. While my hair was very straight at one time, it’s fuller now. I also use this on my little man’s hair (he is 4 with thick curls). I keep it pre-mixed in mustard & ketchup dispenser bottles that I bought cheap.
I’ve tried different recipes for shampoo. I found one and upgraded it and it works! No greasy hair at all! The key thing is to add decyl glucoside to your shampoo, and some agar-agar to thicken the texture of shampoo.
-25 g of gratted castile soap (i make my own) but i’m sure you can find some very natural, or start do you own : you only need sodium hydroxide and olive oil (and water).
-about 250 ml of water or infused water with rosemary or other floral water.
-2.5 ml vegetable oil
-3.75 ml honey
-25 drops of rosemary essentiel oil
-5ml babassu foam (in French Mousse de babassu). it’s okay if you don’t have that ingredient.
-8 drops of grapefruit seed oil.
-a very small amount of agar-agar powder (no flakes please)!!
You melt soap with infused water, then agar-agar. Mix it well and then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Transfer in a shampoo bottle. It might take a while depending on the thickness. Ready!! 🙂
I forgot from my preceding post. After melting soap and water, before adding agar-agar, and about 48 g of decyl glucoside. !
Do you use poo poo shampoo everyday?
I just started the no poo routine, and I love it. I have thin very fine hair, and after reading about no poo I decided I would give it a try. I have been using dry bs and raw acv for about 2 weeks now, and I am loving it. My hair is softer and more manageable, and doesn’t need washing any more than when I was using poo/conditioner. And the best part is I am finding less hair in the drain, and on my comb! This winter will be the real test. When our temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero and colder the static electricity gets really bad, and fly away hair is a real issue. I am hoping that I won’t have to use any commercial hair products to keep the flyaways under control.
Susan Wheeler says
See, I think you nailed it. I am older, have fine hair, on the shorter side, and really had no issues with it except a bit tangly. I have been using this method for about a year I’d say. the only thing is it has not body builders in it, so it is super silky and thin looking, so I have to add a mousse usually and then some hairspray so I feel like I have some hair. A friend with very curly long hair and dry said no way after trying it once. It is super alkaline so for many this will hurt your hair. I had oily hair younger, now it is somewhat oily, not much. I wash every day. No way I can miss days, I’ve tried and end up running back to the shower in the evening b/c I just felt dirty, and wouldn’t be able to sleep with and itchy yucky scalp.
Mary, you said you use bs(baking soda, I presume ) and acv( apple cider vinegar)
What’s your measurements for both of these products? I also have fine hair and could use all the help I can get!
I know this was posted in October but, I surf this area often….and I’m hoping you do too!
I have very thin, fine straight baby hair and have been doing the bs/acv method for just over a month now. I am using 2 tablespoons of bs in about 14 oz of water (that’s the size of the bottle) and 3 tablespoons of acv in a 24 oz spray bottle of water. I have also used herb infused water (rosemary, lavender, peppermint leaves, and a bit of cloves) with the acv as a rinse and always add some sort of eo.
I originally did the bs “wash” then rinsed then did the vinegar but have found my hair likes it better when I skip the first rinse of water and instead rinse it with the acv. I also do the bs on my dry hair.
I prefer to spray the acv on that way I can control how much I use. I read on another blog that if your hair is too dry with this method you’re using too much bs, if it’s too oily you’re using too much acv and need to redo the proportions. Your hair should feel slippery when rinsing. Hope this helps!
BTW…I too was a daily washer, couldn’t stand to go a day otherwise I felt absolutely disgustingly dirty. I am now on week three of washing every other day and haven’t had a meltdown yet. 🙂
I have yet to find a recipe that actually works for hard water. We are on a well and certainly cannot afford a water softener unit, as these tend to be thousands of dollars. I have seen a very few showerhead-mounted units that are actual water softeners (and not just chlorine filters), but they are manufactured by companies I have never heard of and still cost $100+… with no way of knowing if they are actually legit. I have done no-poo off and on, and tried various homemade shampoos (including the “ph-balanced” version), but they all end up giving my hair a lot of build-up, or drying it out too much over time. I then have to switch back to the most natural store-bought shampoo I can find, which isn’t that natural at all, just to get my hair healthy and manageable again. If anyone out there can recommend a recipe that actually works long-term for hard water, I would love to see it!
This is exactly my predicament…hard water. I’ve done the BS/ACV for over 4 mo. now. But, my head looks greasy and the middle/ends of my hair dry out and get static-y and it’s not even winter yet! Not sure what to do. Plus, I’m losing hair when I brush it. My husband even commented that I tend to look greasy! Not the look I’m going for. I was okay with it for a few weeks but over 4 months, it hasn’t improved like I thought it would. I’d love to hear if someone has a suggestion for hard water too!
People look like a wet greasy mess because they have been stripping the natural oils from your hair and your hair is so dry that it is going over board in producing oils. I’ve started only using a natural botanical conditioner and my hair is doing very well. Cruly Girl has a lot of good information on hair care.
I used baking soda only (no ACV) for about a year and really liked the results – got lots of compliments on my hair, too! Then I got a perm which seriously damaged my hair, and found that the baking soda was too drying on top of that damage.I tried a coconut oil mask, but that didn’t do anything, and so went back to shampoo. Now that my perm has grown out and I’ve cut all the damaged hair off, I’m going back to baking soda. I do have just one patch of scalp that is incredibly itchy (no matter if I use shampoo or baking soda), and when I itch it, I have dandruff-like flakes in just that spot. Does anybody have any advice for that?
I’ve heard rubbing coconut oil into the scalp is good for dandruff as it has amazing anti-microbial properties.
Amy Hughes says
I’ve had issues with that before. Take about 1/2 T of coconut oil and mix in a few drops of tea tree and peppermint essential oils. Work it into your scalp and let it soak over night. In the morning, rinse it out with ACV. I used to have problems that would linger for months. Now I can kick it in a single night. Much better!
It could be the start of Psoriasis. Mine started like that. A dermatologist can tell you.
I’ve been no-poo for about a month. I love it! I’m not one to use products in my hair anyway. My scalp became really dry after 2 weeks, but I used less baking soda and castile soap and I used distilled vinegar…just because I don’t have any ACV yet and keep forgetting to buy it. lol…anyway, I may give the mask a try!
I just tried this recipe and all i have to say is WOW. my hair has been so oily from transitioning to a homemade natural shampoo regimen. my hair is so light and soft now. i will be able to go more days without washing too which will be nice. I could only go 2 days in the past without washing because my hair was so gross and oily. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Lindsey G. says
That. Is. Awesome!!!
I have been “no poo” for over 2 years now. My “poo” in simply baking soda and water massaged in and rinsed out. I then put a “rinse” on made with water, ACV, aloe juice, and tea tree/peppermint EOs. I leave this in for a couple of minutes and then rinse out. I have rear-length, curly hair and NO split ends though it hasn’t been trimmed in over 1 1/2 years. I did try the “honey poo” recipe floating around– for 2 weeks. My hair was so heavy, oily, and hard to manage that I will never do it again.
What are the ingredient ratios that you use for your rinse? It sounds like something I would like to try. I am new to the no poo method. Actually right now I hate it. I just “washed” my hair for the 3rd time today with a no poo method and my hair has been so gross and greasy that it is embarrassing.
Debbie Allen says
I’ve done the BS/ACV for 10 months, and I won’t go back to shampoo. Even if I go a few days without washing, my hair comes out clean. No issues with greasiness or dryness. We have moderately hard water.
How much BS/ACV do you use?
I am on day 3 of “no-poo” and am loving it. My hair is blonde, fine and was really limp and upon waking, really gross and oily. I got myself all psyched up for a few weeks of hats, horrible hair and frustration after reading about people’s “no-poo” transition stories. However, from day 1 of ‘no-poo”, my hair was soft, non-oily, wasn’t it’s normal tangled mess after washing it, and has much more natural volume than ever before. I used the baking soda followed by acv rinse for 2 days and tried the honey as conditioner today. Maybe I’m just one of the lucky ones, but I think it’s great!
Can you please tell me the measurements you are using for the bs and avc?
I can tell you mine. 1 TBS of Baking soda per cup of water. Same for the ACV. In my case though, my hair is very thick so I add an extra teaspoon of Baking soda.
I struggled when transitioning to homemade shampoo and tried several methods before finding one that fit my needs. I have very thick, longer hair, and I also found myself constantly going from dandruff to dry scalp. In between washes I would have dandruff on the crown of my head and soon after washing my scalp would overdry and start to flake. I tried the “no poo” method with baking soda and ACV, water only, soap nuts, and diluted castile soap. I was discouraged, but I didn’t want to go back to Head and Shoulders. I finally tried wellnessmama’s coconut milk shampoo, and it worked! I now make it with some lavender and tea tree essential oils, as well as a bit of honey. I also alternatively use honey as a shampoo to maintain moisture in my hair. I use raw local buckwheat honey, and not only do I smell amazing, it leaves my hair super moisturized.
I went no poo for a year. My scalp took about 2 months before it stopped making extra oil. I could never get all the grease out of my hair. It was very discouraging. I have thick, wavy, hair that is mid-back. I have gone back to shampoo but I only one is once a week and alternate with Wen. Wen also leaves my hair greasy. 🙁 I really wish I could go no poo.
It takes a lot of patience and acceptance that you WILL go through a gross hair stage to go No Poo. I have been No Poo for 3 years now and will never go back. Having said that it took MONTHS of grips hair and changing my recipes to find what worked for my own hair’s PH.
I use the backing soda and water mixture. I mi it in a cup each day I wash (Wed & Sat).
For my rinse I mix water, ACV, aloe gel (food grade) and essential oil.
Don’t give up if you really want to try it. Push through those greasy, dry, straw hair months!
Excuse the typos.
Tried it (no-poo) and it was a fail. I too have hard water with lots of minerals in it. I went back to using cheap-o Suave which is probably not good but at least I’m not shelling lots of $. Also I only wash my thick shoulder length hair once or twice weekly. Thanks for the article and MAYBE I’ll give this thing a try.
I use regular shampoo, nothing expensive. A big problem with dry hair is washing it too often and also using too much shampoo. All I do is use about a quarter size amount of shampoo. I wet my hair again and it lathers up really well. I wash it about 3 times a week and only use conditioner once or twice a week, just on my scalp and the ends. My hair is great. I blow dry it and use heat protection spray and hairspray. It is also colored, shiny, healthy and bouncy.
Jessica T says
I love no-poo in Colorado (elevation is about 7300ft), works great! I can easily get away with washing my hair once a week and brushing through it after a quick towel dry.
But we are in California (so-Cal) temporarily and the water is hard so the no-poo method doesn’t work as well. My hair hates the climate here too so that doesn’t help either! I have to wait for it to dry completely to brush it. (I have thick, long brown hair.)
I live in SoCal. I made a leave-in conditioner for my kids that works amazingly. 4oz of water, 4 oz of aloe vera gel (I use the food grade one) and whatever essential oils you’d like. I use rosemary and lavender. I spritz it in their hair after they shower (they do the acv rinse too) and am able to comb through nicely. My kids are biracial and one has hair that is literally like a brillo pad and her hair is nice and soft now. My son has my texture hair (fine super soft) with beautiful curls (think Shirley Temple). He now no longer needs product to keep the curls tamed. My eldest daughter who referred to me as “one of those crazy white people that uses clay to brush their teeth” called me after a week of using the batch I made for her and admitted reluctantly that it has made her hair soft and manageable as well. 🙂
Your water has a LOT to do with how your hair products work. I apply coconut oil only to the bottom half of my long, curly/wavy hair and shampoo with my homemade (very mild, super-fatted) bar soap. No need to rinse with anything…but if we go out of town and the water is chlorinated and fluoridated then my hair will seize up. I’m learning to take a jug of distilled water with me to use on my hair!
I also tried the baking soda wash for several months and it didn’t work with our soft water. At our previous residence with our hard water I always used an acid rinse, either lemon juice or ACV or citric acid in water.
I tried a few different no-poo methods without any luck. I have a very sensitive scalp and both traditional shampoo and no poo using baking soda was killing my scalp. I found a homemade all organic shampoo bar (Goat milk, palm oil, coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, lavender essential oil, blue chamomile essential oil) that works wonders on my scalp and in my long, wavy, thick hair and I rinse with ACV.
My question is for those who dye their hair (severly pre-mature grey). I always have several days to a week of recovery with my hair after dying it to get it back to feeling healthy again. I’ve tried henna and it just made a big tangled mess of my hair and I could never quiet get the color I wanted. Does anyone have any other natural solutions to dye hair?
I have the same problem with hair dye – I always feel like I am starting over after I dye my hair (except for the first couple of days. Remarkably, my hair feels cleanest right after I dye it). I would love to find a more natural hair dye as well. I tried black tea, but with no results. Henna has always seemed too messy. Hopefully someone has some good suggestions.
I used baking soda nopoo/avc rinse last summer and my hair felt like straw. I felt it wasn’t working for me after two more washes. Now I still use regular shampoo but rinse it out with baking soda/water. I also use coconut oil on the ends after rinsing and leave the towel on my hair for 10 minutes or so before drying. I have to use a diffuser on cool which results in no frizzies. Still looking for that no poo formula that would work on my hair.
After trying the bs/acv for a little while, I went to just conditioner, I like to use trader joes ‘nourish’ conditioner on my thin straight hair. If I use enough to coat my hair from roots to tip and massage it in my scalp, it really does clean and remove excess oils. Also, I’ve seen lots of comments about greasy hair and the best way that I have found for dealing with it is my two ingredient dry shampoo. I have light brown hair and I mix 1part cocoa powder with 1part corn starch and apply it(sparingly)with a make up brush to the roots of my hair. It blends in beautifully and leaves my hair looking fresh and clean. No dull, ‘going gray’ look like if you use just corn starch and it smells like chocolate!
I found a recipe online that seemed great for the first couple months (i think it was by jillee), but as time wore on my hair got more dry and tangly. And when i say a couple of months…i mean three or four. I would do coconut oil treatments, mayo, you name it, and it would last for a while and than my hair would go back once it got used to it.
I basically gave up. Store bought is the only thing that truly works for me.
Becky D says
I have very oily skin and hair. When I was younger everyone told me that would change as I got older, but at 48, I still have very oily skin and hair. I tried No Poo, but couldn’t even go 24 hours without my hair looking oily and limp. Maybe if I never left the house I could keep experimenting to find a way that works for me, but since I have to be out and about every day, there is no way I can do that. I had to go back to regular shampoo!
E Haley says
I’m so low maintenance it’s scary. I can’t be bothered with “beauty recipes” but I also want a chemical-free home. I use The Honest Company body wash & shampoo (also my toddler’s bath soap since she was an infant) and The Honest Company conditioner. I LOVE their products! After shampooing, my hair does feel course, easily tangled, and fragile, but the conditioner is AWESOME!! I love it and it’s a great alternative for moms who, like me, are not interested in beauty concoctions or other life-consuming procedures.
BS w/ ACV rinse: Fail
Honey/Castile soap: Fail
I’ve been happy with the Rhassoul Clay suggestion from Mommypotamous’ book followed by straight ACV rinse. Bentonite clay works as well. I have pretty thin, wavy hair and hard water. Good luck, everyone!
get your thyroid level checked
I just tied the no poo method AND IT’S AMAZING! I read a blog where the gal experimented with different measurements and found the best one. AND she said you DO NOT put the bsoda on your hair, you are cleansing your SCALP and only rinsing the ENDS of your hair. Her recipe is:
2tsp baking soda-1c water
pour in a spray bottle
part your hair, spray on scalp and massage.
get in shower and rinse off
1/2c ACV-2/3c water
pour into spray bottle
after you rinse hair, spray ACV onto ENDS ONLY, finish shower and rinse hair.
when I GENTLY towel dried my hair and started to run my pick thru…..NO TANGLES! I did not have you use ANY other product!
I have color treated and permed hair, it is thinning and yet I feel that this is the better choice for me. :O))
Corina M says
It didn’t work for me or my daughter. The recipe I used was every 1 tbsp of baking soda , 1 cup of water. Both me and my baby lost a lot of hair. We used it for 3-4 months. My hair also looked “burnt” and just blahh. Went back to a natural shampoo but my scalp has to get used to lather again so my hair is very oily. Ugh!!!
I am one month into BC/ACV, the BC on scalp is making it too dry, itchy and dandruff!!! AVC on the hair is making it too oily and straw like, sometimes chalky too. So I have dry scalp with oily hair 🙁 I read all the comments and the article here, and I am thoroughly confused. Does anyone have a solution to my problem? I really want to continue with no-poo!
I’m really struggling with this crazy hair of mine. I’ve always suffered with a dry flaky scalp – so that pushed me into the no-poo method. But it just left my hair super duper frizzy and dry. So I did buy a natural shampoo in desperation, and the ingredients say “surfactant base” and rosemary essential oil. I’ve added a conditioner that is all natural (rosemary essential oil etc) and non-toxic, and not even that helps! Now…I’m wondering…could it be this “surfactant base” that is causing havoc?
Should I use baking soda and abc, and occasionally the conditioner? (The conditioner has all ingredients that one eats). These frizzes are just getting worse and worse! Help a girl out?
Knee-length in NYC says
I have massive amounts of thick, curly hair, that comes down to my waist. Should I maybe double the recipe or does this make more than enough? I have been going no-poo or using non-foaming poo, mixed with co-washing for a while, and only focus shampooing action on my scalp, reserving conditioner only for the hair past my ears. It may help some of you no-poo-ers relieve greasiness if you stop using conditioner on the scalp. Also straighter hair gets oily much faster than curlier hair, but be patient!
Maybe I can rinse my hair by putting the vinegar in a spray bottle and bending upside down so the drip doesn’t absorb into the great lengths past my scalp?
I’ve been no poo for a month now with water only. I’ve also tried aloe vera and honey with coconut oil because the top part of my scalp is getting bad dandruff. Is this normal for the transition period?
Amy E says
1) How’s the no poo going? Update?
2) If you could use a blog theme that put post dates under the titles, that would help. I hate not knowing how long ago a post was written. Maybe I just can’t see on mobile?