I just wanted to share my No Poo experience with you. I'm originally from South America, and since we don't have seasons back there, I would just wash my hair and let it air dry. My hair would dry in about 20 to 30 minutes and it used to be healthy and beautiful. No need of any hair products or blow dryer. I never used any. That was until I moved to the states about 9 months ago. I came here during winter time and started using the blow dryer every other day (I used to wash my hair every other day, since it tends to get oily easily). And go figure, after 7 months my hair was completely damaged. Frizzy, dry, dull and darker than ever (I have very light brown, straight hair, I've never dyed my hair, not even once).
And about two months ago, I found out about the No Poo method. I started with the usual BS and ACV formula. But it just didn't work for me, at all. Apparently I have a really sensitive scalp, and the BS was too harsh for me. Not to mention the red, itchy scalp and that my hair felt heavy and dirty, after every BS and ACV wash. I experimented with different proportions of BS and ACV but nothing worked. I then did some research and found out about the egg wash, and fortunately that was my salvation! It's been almost a month and my hair is getting healthier every day. I'm still going through the "detox" period, so my hair gets oily (not dirty) two or three days after the egg wash, but hey I'm only on Day 24.
Here is my current hair care routine:
Egg wash every 4 to 5 days. I use two egg yolks + 2 tsp of ACV + 1/4 Lemon Juice. I put all these ingredients together in a bowl and use the mix as my shampoo. I wet my hair in the shower then I pour the mix over my scalp and massage it for 2 to 3 minutes. You will feel how it cleans your hair immediately. Then I rinse it thoroughly with COLD water ( If you use hot water you will have scrambled eggs all over your head!). And NO my hair doesn't smell like egg afterwards, that's what the lemon juice is for. After your hair dries, it will smell, well, like hair.
Chamomile Tea Rinse. Since I want my hair to get back its highlights, I do a Chamomile Tea Rinse after every egg wash. To make this rinse I just boil water (3 cups, since my hair is not long - shoulder length) and then steep 2 bags of Tea and I let it rest for two hours. I then pour it over my hair (after the egg wash) and leave it on. No water rinse. This is an amazing rinse! Your hair will feel clean and soft after this rinse. It also leaves the hair looking shiny and silky.
You can use any other herbal Tea, according to your own hair type and needs. I believe there is a Tea for every problem you may have with your hair! I recently heard about and honey and milk wash that works really well too, and I'm giving it a try next week. I'll let you know how it goes.
Hope this will be helpful to you! If you have any questions feel free to contact me! I'm not an expert though! I just found the method that works for me.
- No Poo - Egg wash method