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The straight poop on no poo April 19, 2009

Filed under: 1 — razberiswrl @ 9:36 pm

Ha!  We have this plumbing DIY book called The Straight Poop.  I find that hysterical.

I’m not writing about plumbing today though.  I’m writing about something I learned of a week ago that I had never even ever ever ever considered.  I never DREAMED that I would try to live a no poo lifestyle.

That’s shamPOO.  WTF, OMG!!!

I was perusing one of my fav message boards a week ago, and noticed a thread titled “Going shampoo free” (click it).  I thought “Whaaa???” and read immediately.  The concept is that you “wash” your hair with things like baking soda, apple cider vinegar, honey, egg yolks, milk, tea tree oil, and then condition with commercial products that do not contain ingredients ending in ‘cone’ or ‘xane.’  If you check out the thread, you will see that very early on  I (razberiswrl) said something like “interesting, maybe that would help my scalp issues, but no.”  I changed my mind shortly after, and have not washed my hair with shampoo since Saturday, the 11th.  OMG.  I’m crazy.  I have washed it with baking soda, and have rinsed with super hot water, and conditioned since, and well, I don’t know what I think yet.

So, supposedly, there’s a “detox” period of 2 weeks to up to 2 months in which the hair will be kind of uck.  I don’t know if I buy that the scalp, a part of the skin organ, would need TWO months to acclimate to a new habit, especially since it renews, what, every 2 weeks or so??  So anyway, I’m feeling a little gross at the moment.  My hair doesn’t stink, and it’s not *greasy* per say, but it does seem to have a waxy feel and is a bit weighed down.  I’m supposed to “wash” it with egg yolks mixed with milk tomorrow (if you try this, remember, eggs + hot water = cooked eggs.  Rinse with cold).  If that doesn’t take care of my issues, I will be heading to Target to pick up some Kiss My Face or Burt’s Bees shampoo for the mean time, then I will be placing an order from Blue House Soaps.

I’ll report back, LOL.


3 Responses to “The straight poop on no poo”

  1. Tracy Says:

    LOL at cooking the eggs on your head. No way could I do this. I’d never make it through the adjustment period. I look forward to reading the end result!

  2. AM Says:

    I so want to try this. I haven’t gotten my stuff together enough to know what I have to do though. I’m excited for you!

  3. Jenn Henry Says:

    I just tried the egg-on-the-hair thing! And yup – definitely ended up with bits of egg over easy in my hair…. I think it worked, though. And looking up shampoo on the Environmental Working Group site is enough to freak me out for at least 2 weeks, if not two months… 🙂 I’m excited to see how this turned out for you.

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