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No-poo, fine. No brushing???!!! How in the world!??

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I see some of you here have gone no-poo and I have some concerns. I already plan to ditch commercial shampoo once I run out of what I have. I've already done away with hairspray & all other products, the shampoo & conditioner are the last ones left. I'm debating what to do instead. I was just going to make shampoo but then I heard of this no-poo thing & have been researching it.

I have thick, waist length curly/frizzy, fine hair (thick meaning there is alot of it, fine meaning the strands themselves are very thin), kinda like Janis Joplin but more curly/puffy. My concern is this:

No brushing!!!???!!!

See in my world, conditioner in the shower is a vital part of my being able to brush my hair at all. To me, no conditioner = no brushing or combing.

I get that I will have to go thru a greasy, grungy period of detox that I'll have to figure out how to hide from my boss. (I work front desk at an upscale hotel, clean & well groomed appearance is in the dress-code) But my hair is soooooo tangly. For years I have been using conditioner just so I could get a brush through it & it only works if I do it with the conditioner still on. Literally, just moving my hair from in front of my shoulder to behind it leaves a huge rats nest of knots. I wish I were exaggerating. Its really bad. Most of the time I just braid it, combing as I go, to avoid any chance of tangle later. I don't want to wear dreadlocks. I am so scared that, or something similar, is what is going to happen if I try no-poo.

Do any of you know the secret to making this work without looking like a birds nest of tangles? lol

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 25, 2012
at 07:00 AM

lol, I have trouble justifying it myself. However, I think the wealth of info online weighed with the resources saved by not having to use paper or disks or anything like that, balances it out ok. I do try to make my electronics last as long as possible & I don't buy them whilly nilly. I've had the same, not smart, flip phone for 4 years so far. lol Still, you're right- it is a bit contrary :)

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 13, 2012
at 09:32 PM

the vinegar rinse is the key.

662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

(656)

on August 13, 2012
at 06:06 PM

I've had wonderful success with the baking soda wash, vinegar,(I use white vinegar) rinse/conditioner. I was uber skeptical at first, but the first time I tried it, I haven't turned back. I've been product free for over 8 months, I wash my hair every 5 or 6 days, and love the way my hair looks and feels. Sometimes I rub a little essential oil on my hands and run it through my hair for a scent. Give it a try, I think you will be very happy.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:02 PM

The key to the coconut oil is no more than what would cover your pinky fingernail.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:51 AM

vinegar makes my hair smoother and easier to brush than ANY comercial conditioner ever did.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:18 AM

I hope so Luckie, I'd be in on it. =) I forgive you Christopher, we all have our moments. I'm new to these parts anyway. I didn't even know what Paleo was & wondered if it was something to do with dinosaurs. lol I got here in a google of no-poo. So have fun with that -one of my moments. lol =)

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:06 AM

into the great unknown. yay. lol Like Star Trek ;P

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:05 AM

Crowlover, that is a great resource! Thanks so much for sharing it! I can refer to that as I experiment. :)

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Crowlover, that is a great rescourse! Thanks so much for sharing it!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 07, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Aww, that's very gentlemanly of you! Do cavepeople group hug? :D

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 07, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Please accept my apology, Lynndee. Luckie has me pegged, and I can be irascible sometimes. (I think it's my advancing age.) But I truly didn't intend to be condescending, and hate when others are. I also don't mind being called on my bullshit--at least not once I've the time to accept it! :)

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:39 PM

I'd imagine that the natural oils from your hair would help to condition it. You're just going to have to go for it and see what happens.

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:38 PM

I'd imagine that the natural oils from your hair would help to condition it. You're just going to have to go for it I think and see what happens.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:27 PM

Christopher has his moments, good and bad. He likes both sides of the fence, bless his heart. :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Okay, fair enough. I'm not one of those wash every day people or anything, but I use a semi-natural conditioning shampoo bar about twice a week. But I agree with Crowlover that the way you described your hair, you may need a bit of coconut oil or something to get your comb through (and as someone mentioned below, a really strong wide tooth comb may be better than a brush under your circumstances). Best of luck, dear, your hair sounds beautiful!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:01 PM

ahhhhh. Ok that makes sense. Seems like you will have to use some coconut oil or something so that you can brush through it. I only use non-toxic products and go by the Environmental Working Group and their Safe Cosmetics Database. Great resource. I only use Zero-1 products. Maybe a 2, maybe. They rate things on a 0-10 scale. 10 being highly toxic. Check it out. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

In short, without conditioner to detangle, brushing or combing of any kind seems impossible.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Btw, why so condescending? lol I'm not a sheeple. =D I was simply attempting to consult people with experience where I have none.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Oh & why would I not brush it? Because without conditioner I literally can't brush it. It just isn't possible. I end up ripping out half my hair because it gets extremely tangled being as long as it is & I am not cutting it. No way no how. :p So in (and on, lol) my head, no conditioner = no brushing.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:39 PM

It was just something I saw & was considering. I would love to be product free. If I can make it at home great, but to not have to make or use anything at all? That would be awesome!!! From what I have read not using any product, shampoo or otherwise, actually makes your hair healthier. Not everything in our modern world is a great thing, much of it is just companies tying their best to make you think you need to buy their stuff. I think shampoo is one of those things & the research I've done so far seems to support that. Time to ditch it.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Thank you! I'm not sure about the coconut oil, I seem to remember a friend trying that with horrifying results. But at least you can relate! lol Thanks for sharing with me :) That same friend of mine is using the avc rinse now & she really likes it but her hair is short. Detangling is not nearly as much of an issue for her.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Thanks, I did come across the Curly Girl Method on a few how-to sites. The main problem is that I don't want to use any products unless I can make them myself from natural stuff. I have scoured over every conditioner recipe I can find & none of them seem detangling. My friend tried an avocado one & she said it ok but she couldn't use it to brush (or comb) with. I don't brush it dry.That would be curl murder! lol The only time any kind of brushing or combing is possible is when its wet & slathered with conditioner. So without conditioner, combing or brushing seems impossible.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Thanks guys. And yeah, with the curly, brushing is not the greatest idea which is why I only do it in the shower, with conditioner on it. Once its dry a brush will ruin the curls. But if I'm ditching conditioner (goal is to be 100% product-free)... Is there a detangler I can make? Maybe that should have been the question. lol

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Lol, Thanks Christopher. I know that. I want to ditch the products for my own reasons but there are hardly any practical conditioner recipes out there that simulate the detangling I get with store bought conditioner. In order to reach my goal of product freedom, I need alternative techniques. Hence the question :)

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Thanks College. That is so interesting.....

6c08e876b450e9b28964b9ec262ac1de

(75)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:44 AM

I second the Curly Girl method. I just gave the book to my ten year old niece, together with a botanical conditioner, a wide-toothed shower comb, and a microfiber towel. Get the book, or google, for details. Switch to washing with conditioner now; over time, as your scalp adjusts and produces less oil, you won't need to co-wash very often at all. (I go weeks with just water scrubbing my scalp now.) And as Sunshine said--ditch the brush. And don't comb or brush your hair when it's dry--only sopping wet, in the shower or bath, where you can immediately soak it again.

724ac8ed9ddc603e87adf6cfb901a8d8

(325)

on August 06, 2012
at 03:34 AM

you can use a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a half gallon of water...do this at the end of your washing routine and rinse really well. Surprisingly it doesn't make my hair smell like vinegar (if rinsed well) and makes my hair very soft...hope this helps :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I don't get it. I don't get the no 'poo thing either. Going for 100% natural or homemade I get, but I don't understand why you wouldn't want to use anything at all.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:40 AM

She stated that she has long curly hair, and as someone else with curly hair I understand why she doesn't want to brush it out.

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I rinse with water and brush it. Occasionally when I go to rinse it, I'll get a small blast of hair smell that comes off, but this rinses out. When I tell people I no longer wash my hair (haven't in 6 months), they are usually quite surprised. I then ask them if I smell, and they always say no. I've had a couple people actually smell my hair and tell me it doesn't smell bad at all.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Im just curious here - do you just rinse your hair with water and brush it College? Does it smell (like dirty hair ;) I personally hate the smell of dirty hair but maybe with a clean diet (like Paleo) hair that is not shampooed doesn't stink..?. I have not intention of giving up my (organic, non toxic) shampoo & conditioner.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:38 AM

Im confused. Why would you not brush your hair?

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I concur. Brushing (with a natural bristle brush) is an important component, as it distributes the natural oils throughout the hair.

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97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 05, 2012
at 11:46 PM

Who said you need to give up brushing!? I do no-poo and no-soap, but I brush my hair, and I'm a male. Brushing is important to spread around your hair's natural oils.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:40 AM

She stated that she has long curly hair, and as someone else with curly hair I understand why she doesn't want to brush it out.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Thanks College. That is so interesting.....

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I rinse with water and brush it. Occasionally when I go to rinse it, I'll get a small blast of hair smell that comes off, but this rinses out. When I tell people I no longer wash my hair (haven't in 6 months), they are usually quite surprised. I then ask them if I smell, and they always say no. I've had a couple people actually smell my hair and tell me it doesn't smell bad at all.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Im just curious here - do you just rinse your hair with water and brush it College? Does it smell (like dirty hair ;) I personally hate the smell of dirty hair but maybe with a clean diet (like Paleo) hair that is not shampooed doesn't stink..?. I have not intention of giving up my (organic, non toxic) shampoo & conditioner.

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:39 PM

I'd imagine that the natural oils from your hair would help to condition it. You're just going to have to go for it and see what happens.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on August 06, 2012
at 12:09 AM

I concur. Brushing (with a natural bristle brush) is an important component, as it distributes the natural oils throughout the hair.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

In short, without conditioner to detangle, brushing or combing of any kind seems impossible.

97ffbac59e88bdff6495d0a9b6f70ff7

(555)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:38 PM

I'd imagine that the natural oils from your hair would help to condition it. You're just going to have to go for it I think and see what happens.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Thanks guys. And yeah, with the curly, brushing is not the greatest idea which is why I only do it in the shower, with conditioner on it. Once its dry a brush will ruin the curls. But if I'm ditching conditioner (goal is to be 100% product-free)... Is there a detangler I can make? Maybe that should have been the question. lol

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:06 AM

into the great unknown. yay. lol Like Star Trek ;P

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 13, 2012
at 09:32 PM

the vinegar rinse is the key.

662a4ea915eb7c758bdd797d77ead7b6

(656)

on August 13, 2012
at 06:06 PM

I've had wonderful success with the baking soda wash, vinegar,(I use white vinegar) rinse/conditioner. I was uber skeptical at first, but the first time I tried it, I haven't turned back. I've been product free for over 8 months, I wash my hair every 5 or 6 days, and love the way my hair looks and feels. Sometimes I rub a little essential oil on my hands and run it through my hair for a scent. Give it a try, I think you will be very happy.

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A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 06, 2012
at 12:18 AM

You are by no means obligated to adopt ANY strategies you find here or in the paleosphere. You may do what you want to do, like a normal human adult person.

EDIT: Sorry for my snarky tone. You are also by no means obligated to put up with it!

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 07, 2012
at 12:23 AM

Please accept my apology, Lynndee. Luckie has me pegged, and I can be irascible sometimes. (I think it's my advancing age.) But I truly didn't intend to be condescending, and hate when others are. I also don't mind being called on my bullshit--at least not once I've the time to accept it! :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 07, 2012
at 12:32 AM

Aww, that's very gentlemanly of you! Do cavepeople group hug? :D

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Btw, why so condescending? lol I'm not a sheeple. =D I was simply attempting to consult people with experience where I have none.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 08:55 PM

Lol, Thanks Christopher. I know that. I want to ditch the products for my own reasons but there are hardly any practical conditioner recipes out there that simulate the detangling I get with store bought conditioner. In order to reach my goal of product freedom, I need alternative techniques. Hence the question :)

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 07, 2012
at 07:18 AM

I hope so Luckie, I'd be in on it. =) I forgive you Christopher, we all have our moments. I'm new to these parts anyway. I didn't even know what Paleo was & wondered if it was something to do with dinosaurs. lol I got here in a google of no-poo. So have fun with that -one of my moments. lol =)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:27 PM

Christopher has his moments, good and bad. He likes both sides of the fence, bless his heart. :)

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6c3d1e256e09e5a6e9687058fbd8fe16

on August 06, 2012
at 01:19 AM

I still use conditioner but not shampoo. I have super thick curly hair too, so I know what you're talking about. Never give up the conditioner... just get a mild one. Also, comb your hair with the conditioner in while you're showering (that's what I do) and it has made a huge difference.

What helped me was using a strong wide toothed comb and not a brush. Brushing is what makes it so tangled and frizzy.

For recipes to make your own hair care products, go to the library and check out the book Curly Girl. It's all about going no-poo for our hair type.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:23 PM

Thanks, I did come across the Curly Girl Method on a few how-to sites. The main problem is that I don't want to use any products unless I can make them myself from natural stuff. I have scoured over every conditioner recipe I can find & none of them seem detangling. My friend tried an avocado one & she said it ok but she couldn't use it to brush (or comb) with. I don't brush it dry.That would be curl murder! lol The only time any kind of brushing or combing is possible is when its wet & slathered with conditioner. So without conditioner, combing or brushing seems impossible.

6c08e876b450e9b28964b9ec262ac1de

(75)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:44 AM

I second the Curly Girl method. I just gave the book to my ten year old niece, together with a botanical conditioner, a wide-toothed shower comb, and a microfiber towel. Get the book, or google, for details. Switch to washing with conditioner now; over time, as your scalp adjusts and produces less oil, you won't need to co-wash very often at all. (I go weeks with just water scrubbing my scalp now.) And as Sunshine said--ditch the brush. And don't comb or brush your hair when it's dry--only sopping wet, in the shower or bath, where you can immediately soak it again.

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on August 13, 2012
at 12:34 AM

Vinegar is the most awesome hair conditioner in the world!!! My skin is very dry but my hair is very greasy so no poo did not go very well for me. Because of my dry skin I can not take daily showers without having to use body lotion. I have no patience for that, plus it doesn??t really work so I have foregone the traditional shower.

So I will wash my hair bending over the bathtub. I use a plain old soap bar made of only olive oil, no fragrance or anything. Then I rinse. Then I pour a 0.5L bottle of water and 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar over my hair, then wait 3-5 seconds and rinse again. After towel drying I can comb through my hair easily with a wide toothed wooden comb. Much more easily than with just plain old conditioner. Also my hair does not get any where near as static in winter as it gets with conditioner.

Then I squat in the bathtub and wash the important parts while avoiding getting most of my body wet.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:51 AM

vinegar makes my hair smoother and easier to brush than ANY comercial conditioner ever did.

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on August 06, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Brushing is important, but brushing without conditioner for a girl with medium-length hair can mean ripping your hair out to get the brush through your head. I know.

Quick fix: Coconut oil will get any tangles out of your hair. But you might have to blow-dry unless you want to look oily all day. Experiment.

Not so quick fix: I have the same problem! How do you get the tangles out without conditioner?? I have used ACV (apple cider vinegar) and it makes my hair look a little oily and it doesn't do a good enough job of getting the tangles out.

I think coconut oil before the shampoo may work, but it is a little expensive to use a lot of it every time. Maybe I should get a big tub of the cheap stuff. Any other ideas?

Thanks!

Update: I have been using Dr. Bronner's shampoo and vinegar (NOT acv) mixed with a lot of water. Does the trick! Wish I had tried before but I had just about given up. Now my hair looks clean, beautiful, and is easy to brush.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 06, 2012
at 09:27 PM

Thank you! I'm not sure about the coconut oil, I seem to remember a friend trying that with horrifying results. But at least you can relate! lol Thanks for sharing with me :) That same friend of mine is using the avc rinse now & she really likes it but her hair is short. Detangling is not nearly as much of an issue for her.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:02 PM

The key to the coconut oil is no more than what would cover your pinky fingernail.

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99ac392257e444e014be6d4da6a900e4

(1036)

on August 14, 2012
at 12:27 AM

Never understood giving up basic forms of hygiene yet spending time on a computer.

711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

(20)

on August 25, 2012
at 07:00 AM

lol, I have trouble justifying it myself. However, I think the wealth of info online weighed with the resources saved by not having to use paper or disks or anything like that, balances it out ok. I do try to make my electronics last as long as possible & I don't buy them whilly nilly. I've had the same, not smart, flip phone for 4 years so far. lol Still, you're right- it is a bit contrary :)

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220bcbd31a82597d7e3df45f74773a77

on August 13, 2012
at 03:07 PM

Sounds like you and I have the same hair type! I have been going no-poo for about a month now and I can actually run my fingers through my hair! You can use a brush but just after showering. Never again until the next shower. It's amazing! Just use apple cider vinegar and water to rinse and that's all. The acv conditions and detangles as well as cleanses your hair. And you don't have to do it every day!

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B5bd19e76142cca78c869d146ba4182a

(120)

on August 12, 2012
at 02:28 PM

I have long, curly, fine hair as well, and I had the same worry about brushing. Turns out, after the oils distribute and even out, my hair is easily brushable (with a pick, or a wide-tooth comb), wet or dry. I mean, think about it: the only thing the conditioner is doing is coating your hair with wax or oil. Your body will do the same thing, given a few weeks.

I'll say that the only time I am UNable to brush my hair is after it gets shampooed, and all the oils are stripped away. That ain't fun.

My advice: go without your products. Use jojoba oil sparingly on the tips of your hair until your own oil levels even out (it'll get greasy at first, but that goes away). Work water completely through your hair while in the shower, to strip away any EXCESS oil/dirt/etc., and see what happens.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 06, 2012
at 10:50 PM

The no brushing thing, in my experience, is what people with really curly hair do, or don't do, if you follow. That their hair is more manageable and attractive if they don't break up the curl and make it frizzy.

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356bcb7880edd4b84213fa4c1f52d9e5

on August 06, 2012
at 01:20 AM

a few months ago i started using baking soda as shampoo (1 tbsp/cup water) and braggs apple cider vinegar as conditioner (1 tbsp/cup water). sometimes i use beer instead of the acv. i was amazed at how nice my hair came out -- i have long, fine hair. about once a week i use conditioner after the baking soda instead of the acv. it's very nice. i never had to go through a "grungy" period. i do this every m-w-f and my hair is so happy :) so is my pocketbook :)

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711e28607e942546665b9a78e860ab3c

on August 25, 2012
at 07:06 AM

Thanks so much to all who answered. All of you who said the vinegar plus my natural oils would do the trick- you were right! I did take the plunge & try it & I am very pleased with the results. I've been poo-free for almost 2 weeks now & sure enough, the vinegar is plenty slippery enough for brushing. I've also had no detox problems yet, I just use the baking soda whenever it gets greasy & its fine after. Not tangley or anything! I just style as usual :) With my sugar water hairspray, lol.

Thanks for the encouragement & advice :)

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361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

(840)

on August 14, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Conditioner won't kill you and your job is more important than the impact on your body. However, from an environmental stand point, I wish you were able to.

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F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:05 PM

There's a great forum called the Long Hair Forum that might have solutions for you. People there do all kinds of stuff for their hair. I envy your curls. http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/

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on August 06, 2012
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I brush my hair twice a week, right after and right before it gets washed.

As for that detox part and not sure what to do with it part, why not do a top knot or bun that looks well maintained? I usually only wash on Sunday or if I've done a lot of exercise that week. But, usually the tail end of my week involves a big bun or in my casual work environment, pigtails. Sometimes my curls look amazing, sometimes not so much. I wish you a lot of luck, I can't imagine not using something for conditioner.

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on August 06, 2012
at 03:34 AM

you can use a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a half gallon of water...do this at the end of your washing routine and rinse really well. Surprisingly it doesn't make my hair smell like vinegar (if rinsed well) and makes my hair very soft...hope this helps :)

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