1. So since the lady is now charging $30 for the hair tutorial for your hair day number 3, and as I am quite the dunderhead when it comes to hair- would you mind doing a video??? Or finding one similar?
    LOVE your site! Thank you so much!

  2. I also have curly hair. I workout six days a week and get quite sweaty as I live in a very warm climate. Do you suggest bs and acv washing more often to remove sweat or is once or twice per week still enough? Thanks!

    • I’ll bet you would feel like you need to do something more often in that case. Maybe start by letting your scalp tell you how often you should shampoo by paying attention to when it gets itchy. Also, I’m wondering if “dry shampoo” would work for you in between. I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve seen several diy mixes for it out there.

    • I just use Heinz. My husband has picked up an off brand before. I used it, it worked fine, but the smell was a bit more funky. I say save your $ and use unfiltered only for internal health.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I have been thinking about trying to give up shampoo for a while. I already switched to more natural shampoo, but I have not found something that I like, and they are so expensive. I have very curly hair and have always struggled with it. I tried using baking soda and a water/ACV rinse for the first time today. My hair is really soft and feels and looks good, but my scalp is incredibly itchy. Is this expected? How long is this likely to last? It’s driving me crazy and I’m not sure I can take very many days of that. Is there something I can do to stop the itching as my hair and scalp adjust? Thanks.

    • I wouldn’t think it should be itchy already… For me, I’ll get a bit of itching along my hairline like the day before I intend to wash my hair. I read that as meaning, yep, it’s time to wash. I’m wondering if the b/s wasn’t fully dissolved and didn’t get rinsed out. If that’s not the case, you could just be going through an adjustment period. If so, I would get some aloe vera gel and massage it into the scalp where the itch is, as often as necessary until you find you no longer need it and that should help. Hope that works for you!

  4. I am so glad that I found this blog! I hated my hair before with it’s dry ends and oily roots. I now wash my hair every 3-4 days and love how it behaves now. Recently, I too got into the shower forgetting to make my shampoo and diluted an old bottle of shampoo. I mistakingly thought this would be okay and was working enough overtime that I continued with the diluted shampoo for about 2 weeks. I too noticed how tangled and unmanageable it was as well as how much hair was on my shirt during the day and how much of it I had to pull off of the drain in the shower. I am now back to making my shampoo and ecstatic about the results. Just a note…I use only the apple cider vinegar and water minus the oils, it just works better with my hair. Thank you so much for sharing your “embarrassing” trial run. It has changed the way I look at my hair and for the first time ever I am proud of my hair.

  5. As gross as it sounds…I work out 7 days a week and still only wash every 3-4 days. It isn’t any more oily and doesn’t smell like I’ve been working out and not washing. Our bodies were meant to sweat and our hair can handle that. Drink a lot of water to flush toxins out of your body and your sweat just doesn’t have an odor.

  6. I tried the no poo and it was nice at first but ended up being a greasy disaster after a few days. I use Hair One now. It works great every time. no itchy mess. no hair falling out from the tea tree oil. It is a conditioning cleanser cream with no sulfates, it is the generic for WEN.

  7. Ok, this might be a stupid question. Do you just wear a shower cap every day while you shower. I have never had success with a shower cap. My hair always comes out looking more oily afterwards. I also work out a lot, is their anything wrong with using the rinses daily?

  8. Thanks for sharing you no poo experience. I am afraid to get away from washing all together, so here is what worked for me. I was using Bumble & Bumble Be Gentle shampoo and a rinse of 1 quart water with a few tablespoons of acv for a conditioner. My hair felt amazing the day of washing, but would get really greasy over night I would have to wash my hair every other day. I decided to try an all natural shampoo bar and acv rinse. I researched and decided on 3 sample bars from Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve. The sample shampoo bars I chose were coconut milk, beer & honey, and butter bar conditioning. I alternate the 3 and my hair and scalp love them! My hair has never felt or looked as healthy as it does now!!! I think it was easy to transition because I had already been using acv for a rinse and I don’t use any styling products daily. I don’t mind the vinegar smell anymore. I am afraid to change the acv rinse now since it is working so well. I haven’t been swimming yet this year and I do worry that I may smell like vinegar when my hair gets wet. It had a faint odor when it rained last week, but I also quit smoking 3 months ago and can smell EVERYTHING! I think I may try to make a perfumed hair mist, maybe a sea salt mist…ooohhh, yes! I think that is what I am going to try to day!~

  9. People are still finding these posts, thanks to Pinterest! 🙂 I’m still in my first week of ditching commercial hair products all together (cold turkey! Looking for a styling gel recipe at some point, though…) It’s going fine for me, probably in large part due to the fact that I’ve only washed my hair 1-2x per week for years anyway. Dirty hippie, I guess. 🙂 But as far as cutting your own hair, try it. Seriously. With my fairly-curly hair, I feel I’ve always done a better job of it than the “pros” at CostCutters or whatever I can occasionally afford. They don’t layer up far enough for me and I still end up with triangle head and have to fix it myself anyway. 😛 The curls hide mistakes, and you can always trim a bit if things are uneven! Even if I do a rush job, I’ve always gotten compliments on it, and I haven’t paid anyone to cut my hair in….3 years?

  10. Just a thought on use with your kids…why not try putting the stuff in spray bottles? Like I said…just a thought. Really enjoy your posts. 🙂 Glod bless.

    • Why thank you! What a great idea! My only thought would be that it would have to be one with some more power than a mist if you had long or thick hair so that it could get under the hair to the scalp/ Blessings!!

      • Actually, I’ve been trying the apple cider vinegar mix in a cheap $1 travel size spray bottle and it’s been working great! I just put my fingers through my hair, hold my hair out slightly so I get all of my hair and my scalp, and get closer to my scalp when I feel like I’m not getting close enough. It feels good – the sensation of the spray hitting my scalp. I have real thick, curly hair. No high pressure required. I was surprised.

  11. I’m a curly girl too! I tried the baking soda + ACV a few years ago, but I think I used it too often: 3 – 4 times per week. I had to stop using it. Now I’m using a “low-poo” store bought option. Are you still following this method of washing your hair? If not, what are you doing?

    • Yeah, I would definitely think that’s too often. There’s never a chance for the natural oils in your hair to build up. I’m not, but that’s because now that I’m done having children and the hormonal craziness of pregnancy, my hair has slowly lost it’s curl the last 2 years and I’m back to just a little wave in the back of my head. I use Maple Holistics Argan Shampoo and Silk Condition. Absolutely love it! (But it might be too heavy for curly hair.)

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