There have been a few other Boothers who have tried to go no 'poo over the years. You can read their stories here and here. It's been something I've wanted to try for a while now....and I've come close but never quite gone all the way.
If you're not familiar, it's basically a matter of switching out your conventional shampoo for baking soda and, eventually, just water for washing. It sounds quite simple in theory.
My struggle with the concept is that my hair gets oily fast. Like, by day two. I can put it up in a ponytail or bun and it's no big deal, but by day three, it starts being more difficult to hide. My other issue is that my scalp gets itchy if I don't wash it for a couple of days (and even when I do). These issues are most likely related to the harsh shampoo I'm using and on which I've become dependent. See? I'm trapped in a cycle! Help!
I was hoping to ease into the process by switching to some diluted Dr. Bronners castile soap. Well, that was a huge mistake. I tried using a little and I tried using a lot. I even tried rinsing with cider vinegar. No matter how I changed it up, my hair was left feeling heavy and muddy and not clean at all.
If anyone can let me know what I was doing wrong with that, I'm all ears.
Since the warm summer has finally reached my neck of the woods, I've been taking advantage of some good beach time. On those days, I don't bother to shower or wash my hair at all. Even still, my record is 5 days before shampooing, then I'm back in the loop again.
I know it's an excuse, but I'd like to think that if I didn't have to work and look presentable professionally, I would just bite the bullet and wait out the weeks of greasy hair to get the end product that I desire.
What do you think though? Those of you who are off the 'poo, is it worth it?