Things about our shower routine that needed changing:
- We needed to move my shower/Margaret's bath to the evenings. Margaret bathes when I do, but now that she actually gets dirty during the day, she needs a bath in the evenings.
- I needed to stop washing my hair every day. It's not good for my hair to wash it that often.
- I needed to stop using shampoo in general.
Last Sunday morning was the last time I showered in the morning, regularly, with shampoo. Right now my routine consists of washing my hair every other day with baking soda diluted in water. I'm using an apple cider vinegar rinse for conditioner, but I may change that to lemon juice just to see how that affects it.
It's kind of like a fun experiment!
How is it working? Great! There was a day this past week where my hair was kind of greasy by the end of the day- but that was an "other" day of my every other day routine, and my hair is still getting used to not being washed every day. After the no poo routine, it didn't look greasy at all, and lasted for 2 days without looking greasy. I think my scalp was just adjusting to the every other day schedule.
My hair feels lighter, more airy. I've heard that going no poo will accentuate curls and waves because there are no chemicals weighing your hair down. I haven't noticed that yet (I have a wave to my hair), but it is feeling lighter.
This is where I found the most extensive information on going "No Poo." And this is the thread Annie sent me on Twitter that did most of the inspiring.
I was going to post a picture of my hair today, but we're having troubles with our laptop and it's too much work. Maybe I'll give an update next week with a picture.