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  1. Charlene

    Have you tried an oil conditioner? I am currently trying to wash out apricot oil but am having little luck with the baking soda

  2. Savannah

    Probably a repeat, but it’s hard to sort through the many comments. I’ve tried this for 2 weeks now and still hate what my hair feels like. I’ve only ever washed my hair 1-2 times a week anyway, so maybe my adjustment period will also be long. As you can tell, by how not often I wash my hair, I don’t have an oil problem until it’s been about 5 days. So what’s happening is my hair …during the wash, after the wash, after dried and for all the days after the wash until I wash it again…feels very gross. It is SUPER SUPER tangly. Impossible to get a comb or brush through. The ends are especially straw-like. The top does get a nice shine to it on the 3rd or 4th day after, but the ends are still straw, stiff and dry. It also feels gross when I touch my hair.
    I washed with 1 tbsp baking soda in an old shampoo bottle. And then put 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar mixed with water onto the ends of my hair. Again, it never feels “clean” or soft or anything.
    What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help a girl out here?

  3. Nancy3748

    Here’s my question….after you rinse with ACV or just with water, do you put any kind of mousse or styling creme in your hair? My hair is super fine and without a perm in it my hair is like cornsilk. The other question is if I was thinking about getting a new perm, should I wait? Will the baking soda ACV straighten it out anyway?

  4. Harmony

    I have been using the baking soda and acv method for about two weeks now. I am very happy with the results. I put the baking soda mixture in an old tint bottle that was once used to color my hair. I put the acv mixture in a small spray bottle and mist in on. Not only use this on my hair, but on my entire body.

  5. Priya Strongleaf

    its been almost 2 weeks for me, and i use 2 parts B.S., 1 part neem powder, a couple drops of vit e oil and a bit of water. and then the 50/50 rinse with ACV. i am impressed with the results so far, and my scalp feels so much better. then again, my hair is only a couple inches long at most. :D

  6. I’ve been no ‘poo for about 2 years now and only do shampoo if I have no other alternative. The one thing I have noticed and haven’t heard from others is the difference between hard and soft water. If my water softener runs out of salt, I know it immediately. My hair feels grimy and just plain yucky. When it’s full, my hair feels wonderful.
    My hair did get more of a wave to it, feels fuller and the color is brighter (I’m blonde). It went from dishwater blonde to a much prettier blonde. Also I have virtually no split ends.
    I do miss the flowery smell sometimes so to make it better I’ll sometimes add essential oils to my baking soda. The smell may not stay, especially after the ACV rinse, but it smells good in the shower at least.

  7. are you saying that we should use a salt water rinse occasionally? I am at week two and very… ugh.  Though I know its week two!


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