No Poo, No More.
After four or five years, I am officially abandoning no poo.
Yes, that’s right. Done!
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar worked great on my hair for the first few years, but since my pregnancy with Ada my hair has been too dry. My scalp has this itchy dry peeling spot in the front center, yuck. It itches so bad, and I’m not kidding–entire layers of skin keep coming off! I have a theory the baking soda was drying it out, even though I didn’t rub it directly onto my scalp and even use baking soda that often.
So many people recently suggested the Curly Girl routine to me. I looked it up and decided to give that a try.
It’s similar to no poo, kind of. At least my hair won’t have to detox from shampoo build up!
Curly Girl tells you to rub conditioner into your scalp, then into your hair, let it sit for five minutes, and rinse. That’s it. Then scrunch and apply gel.
I went to the health food store last night and scoped out the conditioners. I chose a Desert Organics conditioner, it had the best ingredients and the most affordable price, and it’s not artificially scented. (Chemical scents make me feel sick..allergies…blah. I’m also severely allergic to tea tree oil, it gives me migraines!)
My hair loved the conditioner. It soaked it right up. I got a Kiss My Face brand gel to use. I think I’m still going to put some coconut oil on my hair, because my hair really likes coconut oil…
So far so good. My hair is soft, fluffy, light, and curly/wavy.
Best part? No flaking from that scary peely spot! It’s not even itching right now! I rubbed lots of conditioner onto it. Maybe it just won’t come back? I can only hope…
My curly hair and my scalp are naturally dry. If I didn’t wash my hair for a month it still wouldn’t be the least bit greasy. My hair soaks up oil like a sponge. I think the conditioner routine will be good for it. Maybe I won’t cut it off. I really love long curly hair, when it’s cooperating…
Just so I’m not boring you with hair talk, this is one of Rosie’s favorite past times. Dancing wildly while we play music. (Poor Ada needed a nap desperately, and got one as soon as we turned off the video!)