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Back-brushed hairsprayed hair remedies needed
ooomphalos wrote in no_poo
Hey everyone. So I've been no-poo about 2 years now. It's been great for me. I use low-poo bars sometimes, sometimes CO, sometimes WO, and am addicted to lemon and honey rinses. Also I oil with coconut or jojoba, whatever's on hand. Anyway, so I had to get my hair styled at a salon and the stylist was totally cool with using my low-poo soap bar (awesome) but she did want to use hairspray. I'm not really fussed about putting that kind of thing in my hair, because I know it'll leave eventually, and getting your hair hairsprayed once every two years is no biggie. She also back-brushed it to give it loads of volume. The whole thing ended up looking very cool, very retro, kind of 1950s chic.

Anyway fast forward to today - the next morning. My hair is dry and back-brushed, and tangled up. I've started to very gently oil it today, but I've no idea what to do to wash it yet. Would an acid rinse get rid of the hairspray? A bs wash would probably clear out the hairspray but it would dry my hair out more. Should I heavily oil/condition my hair today and then wash with bs tomorrow? Basically, what can I do to get rid of the hairspray but not dry out my hair further? Any thoughts?

I'd condition with coconut oil, detangle carefully and then wash it with your low-poo bar. There might be non-soluble substances in the hairspray, like cones so, maybe you'll have to clarify. Hopefully the low-poo bar will do the job. I hope you enjoyed your hairdo :)

Edited at 2013-06-12 11:15 pm (UTC)

thanks! That was what I tried doing but I ended up doing a sulphate/paraben/cone-free CO wash without really rinsing out much of the conditioner, because the coconut oil wasn't helping me detangle enough. And then, when I finally combed everything out I light washed with a lo-poo bar. Hair is back to silky soft smoothness, but I'm pretty sure the ends need some serious TLC. I'm thinking maybe a deep oil treatment followed by an acid rinse later this week. But for now I'm just going to let my hair recuperate!

interesting - egg washes definitely soften my hair a bunch so it would help with the detangling a *lot*. I totally forgot about that option. I'll keep it in mind for next time!