Most of us are always on the lookout for new hair care methods that work for us. Every few months, a new trend takes the world by storm, inspiring people to try it and see if it’s the secret to beautiful, healthy hair that they’ve been searching for.
The latest one is the No ‘Poo method.
So, what is it?
Over the years, there have been thousands of different—and innovative—ways of cleaning your hair. There’s no way around washing your hair; it removes dirt, dead skin, and products that build up on your scalp and clog your pores.
People have used traditional liquid shampoo, shampoo bars, soaps, and natural methods like bentonite clay to effectively clean their hair.
The widely-popular No ‘Poo method simply means ‘No Shampoo.’ Followers of this trend have sworn off shampoo for their hair, finding that a water-only method works best to refresh and rejuvenate their hair.
Why do it?
Everyone you ask will offer up a different reason that inspired them to ty the No ‘Poo method. For some people, it’s a way to reduce the waste that collects in the environment. After all, shampoo containers are usually plastic bottles.
Other proponents of the method claim it’s a way to do away with the harmful chemicals most shampoos contain. Sulfates, silicones, and parabens are commonly present in most shampoos you use. In cleaning your hair and removing grease and dirt from your scalp, they also tend to strip it of its natural oils and moisture.
Adding unnatural chemicals to your hair care routine can do long-term damage to your hair’s health. While you may be left with visibly-clean hair, it tends to damage your hair shaft and cause breakage, while also causing the dreaded frizz.
Opting for the No ‘Poo method leaves you with a healthier scalp that produces a balanced amount of oil, added volume, and moisture in your hair.
How you can try the No ‘Poo method
The thought of ditching your hair care products can be daunting. The question of whether it will work out is a looming concern that many people have. If you want to jump in and try the No ‘Poo trend for yourself, here’s how you can get started:
One method No ‘Poo followers swear by is using baking soda to scrub their scalp. It’s important to keep your scalp clean and baking soda does the job perfectly.
This inexpensive ingredient, diluted in water, can be used to scrub the dead skin and build-up from your roots and leave you with shiny hair. Just remember to be cautious when you’re using baking soda; it’s thought to irritate your scalp and disrupt its natural pH levels if you overuse it.
Apple cider vinegar
Diluted apple cider vinegar is known to do wonders for your scalp’s health and cleanliness. Put one portion of apple cider vinegar in double the amount of water and rinse your hair with it at the end of your shower. You can leave it in your hair—the distinct smell subsides when your hair dries—or finish off by running some water over your hair.
Just because you’re skipping out on shampoo doesn’t mean you have to do away with your conditioner as well. Co-washing is a method that goes hand-in-hand with the No ‘Poo method. You’ll simply add some moisture back in your hair by applying conditioner to the end. This way the mid-length and ends of your hair won’t end up looking limp and lackluster.
When you’ve gotten used to washing your hair without any added products, you could take one step further and simply wash your hair with water. Your hair produces natural oils and can naturally balance its pH levels to leave you with healthier, fuller hair.
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