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No poo hair very poofy is it natural or dry?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 20, 2013 at 4:29 AM

I've been no 'poo for about two weeks now, I more or less went cold turkey even though i was only washing my hair about two times a week...I've made it past the grease gate, and I wash with water almost every day but once or twice a week with baking soda and ACV. My normally baby-fine hair is very poofy. It is smooth near the roots, but is especially poofy towards for most of the length of my hair. Is this my hair in its' natural state, unaltered by silicones and other garbage, or is it dry?

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on June 05, 2013
at 05:11 AM

I seem to have gotten past the poofiness, I only use teh baking soda and ACV when necessary, and I'm actually quite pleased with my no poo hair

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on June 03, 2013
at 09:00 PM

But if i don't use the baking soda, my hair will look like an oil slick :/

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on May 20, 2013
at 09:29 PM

Good to know I've used coconut oil on my hair before...I was also wondering if going no poo has made my hair thicker because it isn't weighed down by sicilones and other stuff

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on June 03, 2013
at 05:58 PM

Have you tried giving up the baking soda too? I have very coarse thick dry hair and have been shampoo free about 4 months or so. Hair is much better and no longer dry. Shampoo or anything similar reverses it very quickly, but conditioner i find ok. I have also experimented with Morrocan oil but not sure really needed.

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on June 03, 2013
at 09:00 PM

But if i don't use the baking soda, my hair will look like an oil slick :/

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on June 04, 2013
at 12:45 PM

I can't say mine ever did---but I did/do have issues with dandruff that as I'm playing with ratios, toughening it out and reducing both heat and chlorine is going away. My partner however did have some frizz going on.

1) Is that YYMV and everyone has different needs/hair types. IF you're not getting the results you want play a little with the mix you use, the percentages, how often you wash your hair, water temperature and source (chlorine can cause issues). 2) You could be using too much baking soda and washing too often. 3) You're still in 'detox/adjusting' mode at the two week mark (things didn't settle down for me until the 8 week mark) and you are also water washing it every day. That's going to give you problems and I find personally my hair looks gross if I water wash it every day. 4) Are you doing it right? Not trying to be a jerk, but my partner had issues because he wasn't rinsing and scrubbing properly nor leaving the ACV to soak in all over before rinsing.

Wait it out, stop washing it so much (it will dry out/damage your hair) and go easy on the baking soda while being liberal with the ACV. If you like, you can look up things to add to your routine that can help you deal with your own individual hair.

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on June 05, 2013
at 05:11 AM

I seem to have gotten past the poofiness, I only use teh baking soda and ACV when necessary, and I'm actually quite pleased with my no poo hair

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on May 20, 2013
at 03:00 PM

I have been "no 'poo" since July of 2012 and I will say: my hair did go through some more 'poofy' stages. My hair is naturally kind of wavy anyways, but the ends went crazy. I started putting a small amount of coconut oil in my damp hair and then combing it straight as it dried. Did this for awhile and it helped control the "poofiness."

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on May 20, 2013
at 09:29 PM

Good to know I've used coconut oil on my hair before...I was also wondering if going no poo has made my hair thicker because it isn't weighed down by sicilones and other stuff

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