the no 'poo method

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

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Your symptoms are not weird! The baking soda method has been decried as detrimental for longterm use. It is very drying. I, too, have read that the constant pH switching is harsh. It's hard to find more information or solid evidence, since the no-shampoo crowd is so small, but I have seen enough anecdotes from knowledgeable people to believe this standard method is only good for clarifying after one's hair gets particularly gross. I gave up baking soda years ago because it was frying my hair.

Whatever the case, it sounds like you got really dried-out, and your scalp has overcompensated by producing more oil, just as it does with mainstream detergent shampoos. I have never tried or researched this use of coconut milk, but I am glad you had success with it. I've actually returned to (extremely natural, organic, herbal) shampoo, but new homemade methods are always interesting. Hopefully, other people have tried it.

Edited at 2014-03-30 06:22 pm (UTC)

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