jonaj, http://www.live-clean.com/ it sounds like you may like these. When I used to use shampoo (thinking of going back to it, to be honest), these are the only ones I would use. The bottle is neither small nor large, but a bottle would last me about six months! It is not cheap, but six months! Truly the best. I know David Jones stocks it and so do some hair dresses (my h/d introduced me to it).
Sometimes. Sometimes I do the "no poo" thing and don't use shampoo (after a couple of weeks my hair gets less oily because my scalp stops producing extra oil to counteract the shampoo), but usually I'll condition.
Jennifer, I have been doing no 'poo for over eight months now, and I've found my hair can be a bit silly at times. I am tempted to go back to shampoo but don't want to because of all the work I've done...what do you think?
So I did it. I went back to shampoo after what I think has been a year because it's pool season and I couldn't bear washing with bicarb so often. I am devastated to have had all that hard work go to waste, and now my hair is too soft. A stupid complaint, I know, but it's annoyingly fluffy too.
No. I use a rich goats milk soap to wash my hair with an organic cider vinegar rinse as conditioner. I do an occasional argan oil treatment as well. I have very short hair which is trimmed every four weeks so it stays quite healthy.
jonaj, I have never tried Argan oil. Rice, I often get a sore scalp too, but only if I haven't washed my hair in over a week...which I don't do often. Because it's not oily anymore, I can go up to 2 weeks. Of course I wear it up, but you wouldn't be able to tell. In any case, I just thought it was because I was tying my hear up too tight. Hmm..
Here is one lady's blog about it
Also, another lady whose blog I follow has given "no poo" up as well and she was right into it. My hair was good but my scalp was getting abraded by the baking soda. It is slowly healing now.
My hair is really long and if I don't use conditioner it gets really tangly and hard to manage after a wash. However - I only wash my hair once per week - I'll add an extra wash if it's especially dirty (like if I've been doing some heavy garden work, been in a smoky environment or had sunscreen on) but I really try to stick to once per week. I just use a fairly cheap shampoo and conditioner (Herbal essences at the moment) which I'm sure is full of chemicals and crap, but I like it.
Yes, I use shampoo and conditioner! I usually have two different shampoos, where I do a quick wash first (using a cheaper shampoo), then rinse off and use another shampoo and then finish off with the matching conditioner. I find that the first wash with the shampoo helps lift dirt and oil from the surface of the hair. The second wash I cleanse the scalp (I can usually get lots of foam and bubbles in the second wash).
I use Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 which is really good for my very fine hair. If I want to smell extra special I use Tabu combined shampoo and shower gel - it is gorgeous and the smell really lingers for a long time on your hair and skin.
I am just going back to the no poo. This time I am doing it differently. I have mixed dry bicarb with a little eucalyptus oil and really mixed them together. Addeda little water and mixed agin, then put the bicarb in a squeezy bottle and topped up with water. ( no exact recipe a bit like cordial) Shake the bottle vigourously and use like shampoo. I have rinsed with diluted apple cider vinegar, then again with water, but don't find it necessary each time. My naturaly fine and curly hair is very soft and tangle free. It is frizzy though , so I have been putting a leave in conditioner on it to settle it down. I am hoping in time I may not have to do this. I am going to put coconut oil on before next wash and see if that tames the frizzies.
I have trouble with itchy and flaky scalp and since going no poo my scalp is in great condition.
I use Joico shampoo and conditioner as it's great for my hair and smells delicious. When younger I used to wash my long hair with a bar of Sunlight soap and an occasional rinse with vinegar and dried outside in the sunshine. My hair was always healthy and shiny.
Yes, I use both, once a week, on my thick shoulder length hair. My husband uses 2 in 1 every day. He's nearly 72, & STILL has his black hair! He's barely lost any of it yet!!! A guide in a art gallery in NYC thought he was wearing a wig, & tried it pull it off! He was so embarrassed! (Sorry to get way of the point!!!)