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Do you have to use shampoo to wash your hair?

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What happens if you stop using shampoo to wash your hair?
asked Sep 17, 2015 in Beauty and Style by anonymous
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No, shampoo is not the only thing that properly washes hair. Some alternatives include:

 

1. Apple Cider Vinegar: Its many benefits for the hair include detangling it, balancing its pH balance, and sealing cuticles. For this method, simply take an old shampoo bottle and fill it with half apple cider vinegar, half water. [1]

 

2: Baking Soda: This is a method people have used for a long time to wash hair. In addition to clarifying hair from chemical buildup, it has a weak akaline, so you do not have to worry about damage. Simply add one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of water and use it to wash your hair! [1]

 

3. Eggs: This method may sound rather nasty, but it truly does the job. It leaves hair both smooth and shiny. Simply break an egg open, whisk it and pout over your head. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash it out thoroughly with cool water. [2]

 

4. Tea: Very common in Asian countries, different teas give different results for your hair. For instance, chamomile gives your hair extra softness. Simply massage the tea in your hair; that's all. [2]

 

5. Lemon: Its antibacterial properties have a number of advantages as a shampoo alternative. It is even used for those wanting to lighten their hair color! All you need to do is squeeze a lemon over your head, massage it in, and wash off after about 5 minutes. [2]

 

 

Sources:

1. http://theartofsimple.net/how-to-clean-your-hair-without-shampoo/

 

2. http://lulastic.co.uk/thrifty-2/ten-alternatives-to-shampoo/

answered Sep 17, 2015 by erod429 (53,480 points)
I wash my hair with a quart of warm water and 2 tbsp of baking soda. First I rinse my hair with clean water then lightly massage the baking soda and waterinto the scalp and pour it through my hair. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Rinse with water.

Do a final rinse with a quart of lukewarm/cool water and 1/4 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. This balances the pH of the scalp and hair and leaves the hair shiny. (Sometimes I add about 15 drops of oil of lavender for the scent.)

Don't scrub when washing or rinsing. Just lightly massage your scalp with your fingertips and pour the mixtures through your hair.
I've been doing this for a couple of years, and my hair is in better condition than it has ever been. I've also saved a small fortune!

Here's an article I wrote about my experience. I just updated this article after using the no-poo method for three years! :)
http://justmesuzanne.hubpages.com/hub/My-Experience-With-The-No-Poo-Method
In India, we use Skikakai powder. The scientific name is Acacia concinna. We also use Mung bean powder to wash the hair. Scientific name is Vigna radiata. It is not necessary that you should use only hair. Both of these things were natural products and does not contain any chemicals.

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