the no 'poo method

no, we're not constipated. yeah, we get that alot.

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Luckily, we don't have hard water at my house. I used a WV rinse last night, I don't know if that qualifies as an alkaline wash or not, but that seemed to help with the waxiness. I think I'm going to continue with that for a while and see where it goes. Thanks!

If it's soap scum, the acidity of the vinegar may help reduce it.

i don't know about the waxiness, but i have hair that's about shoulder length and find no poo very easy to manage. also, if you cut your hair, please donate it to locks of love.

i have waist length hair and find it no harder to manage with no poo than when i was doing shampoo or co.

if you cut it consider donating it (if it is virgin hair) but lol is not everything they claim to be and you may want to do some research.

Might be worth using a shampoo, just the once?
My hair is reaaaaly short (less than an inch) so I went straight from washing with shampoo to water only and since then haven't bothered putting anything but water (and occasionally sun lotion!) on my hair. We went swimming in a lake a few times the other week which seemed to make my scalp and hair feel all scuzzy, there was some kind of film on the water. I did a shampoo wash just once (If i'd been home I'd have used the shampoo I have with no crap in it, but as it was I just used my friend's normal one) and my hair seems fine again now.

Though, it IS hard to tell if my hair is good or bad, there being so little of it.

When my hair went through a horrible case of the "waxies," I would "cut" through it with a very strong WV/water rinse. I have also tried strong ACV rinses as well, with mixed results. My solutions would be about 50% WV and 50% water and I used cold water to rinse them out. They seemed to be the only thing that helped when my hair went into full-on helmet mode. Good luck!

P.S. I tried Applesauce once on the waxies- disaster! Do not recommend.

I started no 'poo when my hair was just past my ears and it's now shoulder-length. I can't speak for those with really long hair, but I don't think the detox period was any kinder to me because I had shorter hair. The only difference might be that the amount of your concoctions may be more or less depending on hair length. e.g. I use shikakai and I have to use very little to clean my hair. People with longer hair may need more? Since a lot of the methods of no 'poo involve getting directly to the scalp, I'm not sure people with long hair would be any worse off than people with short hair. Just may take longer to make sure all your "stuff" is rinsed out of your hair.

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