My Natural Hair: The Continuing Saga

I'm still loving the No Shampoo thing. I think I'm totally hooked.

But I've had to make some changes after a couple of weeks.

You see, when dry, my hair felt soft and full, but in the shower, it felt... greasy, like I wasn't getting it clean enough. Water doesn't move grease, and I felt like I was wearing a wet helmet.

So, I stopped using my conditioner. Didn't help.

Determined not to reach for shampoo again, I once again turned to Sarah's no-poo saga. I also found some great information at Babs' Babyslime, who also gives great solutions to specific no-poo problems, such as dandruff, dry hair, etc.

So, armed with some new info, I hopped in the shower with a tablespoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water and another cup with a tablespoon of lemon juice in 1 cup of water.

Feeling doubtful and more than a little dopey, I poured the baking soda mixture on my head and massaged. Lo and behold, the grease washed away! It was all gone leaving light clean hair. I then rinsed it out with water.
Next, I poured the diluted lemon juice on my hair as a conditioner. It felt really good on my scalp. I combed it through then rinsed.
I let my hair air dry.

Conclusion? Well, the photo speaks for itself. My hair looks good and feels good. Very shiny. The waves are nice and full.
I think I'll be doing the baking soda/lemon juice thing once a week or every 2 weeks. Or maybe just when it needs it.

Have any of you tried the no-poo thing yet? How'd it go? Let me know!
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