Before I tell you about my “No Poo” process, I wanna recount my experiment about darkening hair naturally.
I went to the hairdresser the other day… I ended up with highlights I didn’t like, and left the salon with at least 5 centimeter shorter hair. 😦 wanted to cry. I’ve been wanting to grow my natural hair out (for about 2 years now), so I’ve decided I was gonna do it with less and less highlights, so the change wouldn’t be that dramatic. These two years have passed and of course I’m still blonde.
The first time, which was about a week ago, I used only coffee. My hair smelt coffee for days… lol…
This time I thought why not experiment a little bit?! My hair got a tiny bit darker, nothing dramatic, though. I’ve read you need to repeat this every week, but if you use coffee you shouldn’t do it more than once a week because the coffee dries the hair.
- one cup of water (0.2 liter)
- 4 bags of black tea
- 2 tablespoon of coffee
- 1 ts of cocoa
- 2 ts of dried walnut tree leaves
- 2 dried rose hips (next time I’ll definitely put more, also decided to make rose hip oil, I just need to purchase almond oil)
- 3 drops of argan oil (add after the liquid cooled down)
Put everything in a pot, bring it to boil. Wait till it cools down before you start using it. I don’t use it as a hair wash, i try to put it on the highlights only. If you try this, let me know how it worked for you… and all suggestions, insights are welcome.
So, yeah, “No Poo” is the new craze as I read. I tried some organic shampoos & conditioners before because I didn’t want sulfates in my shampoo or nothing of the crazy chemicals they put in the shampoos. But I was never really happy with the organic products either, and I’ve found the “No Poo” method.
As today is the first time I tried it, I can’t really give you any feedback, but I’ll let you know later about my experiences.
What I used:
- 1 0.5 liter bottle for the apple cider vinegar+water mix
- 1 0.75 liter bottle for the soda bicarbonate+water mix
- lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 tablespoon of soda bicarbonate
I washed the darkening mixture out of my hair, until water was clear. Slowly apply the soda bicarbonate+water mix to the roots, then use your vinegar+water rinse. Apparently, you can add essential oils to your rinse.
My hair doesn’t smell of vinegar, it smells a bit like coffee, can’t decide if i like it or not. As far as I’ve read, you have to experiment how much soda bicarbonate you use. They advice to use less if your hair is dry. My hair feels soft from the vinegar but I applied coconut oil to the ends, to make it even smoother. Well, I guess I just need to wait and see…
Hope what you read was helpful.