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  1. I just went a month with water only washing. Brushing my hair with a bore bristle brush daily to get the sebum all through the hair. It never smelled and when it finally got a little too oily I did a scalp rinse of baking soda followed by ACV delute rinsing. My hair is in better shape than ever and is truly luxurious! I think those that fail and have bade experiences are those that do the baking soda too often. …like daily…uh…yeah that will kill your hair. Don’t discredit this until you have utilized your own hair’s sebum properly is my advice! 🙂

    1. Wow – you definitely have more patience than I do. Thank you for letting us know. Unfortunately, you set your comment to receive no notification so you won’t be receiving this. 🙁 ~Irina

  2. I’m so glad that you posted the pros and cons of the no-poo method! After a reaction with a popular “natural” shampoo, I started down the path of my all natural journey with body products. I used the baking soda and ACV method for about 1-2 years. My hair looked better and had no more split ends. I did find that if I did not use ACV that my hair felt dry. Though I still felt like it looked and felt better than after using “traditional” shampoos. On a whim, I tried an organic and all natural shampoo bar that I also used as soap and have been using that every since. It’s easy and my hair is doing well. I still use the ACV rinse from time to time because I like the way it makes my hair feel.

    I look forward to reading about your new method!

  3. Have you considered Morrocco method shampoos and conditioners . The ingredients are vegan,raw and wild crafted . There’s 5 different shampoos based on the elements. I just started using them. I’m loving them so far! Would you consider reviewing them?

      1. I use there apple cider vinegar and pine shale shampoos. They don’t foam at all. There super concentrated and they recommend you dilute them.

  4. I had very similar results with both the initial luxurious hair after the initial no-poo wash and the less fantastic hair after several weeks of the no-poo method. I have yet to find a shampoo and conditioner that leave my hair feeling fabulous and don’t contain an abundance of questionable ingredients. So I’ve opted for a hybrid method which involves shampoo and conditioner every couple of days and treatments of the no-poo method every couple of weeks. A warm, herb-infused olive oil treatment every couple of months before washing is a nice addition to bring back softness as well.

    1. Thank you, Hannah! What shampoo/conditioner do you use? Sonya Kanelstrand explains on her blog, “Highly alkaline solutions such as baking soda make your hair soft and manageable BUT that is really the disulfide bonds in your internal hair structure being weakened by the alkaline solution.” Maybe that’s the reason we both had luxurious hair initially.

  5. Hi Irina,
    Thank you for your honest opinion on the baking soda/vinegar “no poo” debate. I’ve read other bloggers that say “it’s great and I’ll never use anything else…” Then, awhile later they are going on about some other poo or no poo thing. Anyway, I think more people than not have had your experiance, but really WANT it to work for green and health reasons, but it doesn’t so they never mention it again. I’m excited to hear about products you come up with that work for the long haul, with some variation for different types of hair. I’m growing mine out so I want the hair I’ve have the longest (the ends) to be as healthy as the roots! Thanks! Elizabeth

    1. I can’t wait for my hair to be the way it was before I processed it with hair dyes, baking soda, and who knows what else. We’ll get there. Today I am buying a book on how to achieve healthy hair. It looks promising. We’ll see what they have to say on the subject. Good to hear from you, Elizabeth!