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  1. AliciaG

    Question: I’ve been doing no poo for 3 weeks now. I’m using the baking soda/ACV every other day. Is this too much?

    I work out everyday and feel like I need to at least do something every other day. My hair is still feeling super greasy and hasn’t completed it’s “transition” (but yet still voluminous) so I’m wondering if it’s from no pooing too often?

    • Jamie Schultz

      I’ve read of others who work as fitness teachers who use this method. They said they get good results from doing the water-only method with a good scalp massage on the days they don’t wash. I also read a blog about a girl who uses water only all the time. Don’t remember her url, but her blog name is hilda blue. Hope that helps.

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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


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  2. […] -My conditioner has been replaced with a rinse of 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar mixed into about 8 oz of hot as possible water. I use an old hair coloring bottle with a pointed squeeze top to ensure I cover every inch of my hair without wasting the mix! The ACV doesn’t make your hair feel very nice while it is wet, but once it’s dry, Ohhhhh Child! MIRACLES happen! You just need to test and play with ratios of the ACV to water to figure out the right balance for your hairs’ pH. Especially if you switch to this method right from a commercial shampoo and conditioner. (You can read more about the steps of how to go “no poo” here!) […]