Day 22 – Transition period not so bad

So it’s been 22 days since I started the no-poo method. As I mentioned in a previous post, I wasn’t going to do this cold turkey. I have too many occasions where I need to look presentable and this was non-negotiable for me. But being very familiar with supply and demand, I knew by simply enlongating the duration between washings, it would help.

So for the first week and a half, I washed my hair with baking soda and water, every other day. On the days without the baking soda, I used water only, and scrubbed very well. I only used Apple cider vinegar on the days that I employed a baking soda.

So how’s it going?

Actually, I’m very please with the results so far. Washing only works very well to get rid of excess oil. My hair remains far more manageable then it ever was with washing, conditioning and drying every day. It takes very little effort to turn my hair under, and have it remain that way. I’m wearing a short cropped hair style and my straight hair tends to curl up on
one side, and down on the other side. It’s always been like that.

The hair feels thick and has the same, or even more body that it ever had before, no matter how much product I put in it. The difference though, is that I don’t have that sticky icky feeling one gets when one has product in the hair.

At this moment, I only need to use a baking soda wash every third day. Some days, I can get away with no wash at all. Other days, it needs at least a water only wash. The level of oil has a lot to do with the humidity in the air it seems, and sometimes, how much I sweat it out with my work out.

I’m very pleased with this so far and I will continue with this to see how long I can extend the time between wetting and not-wetting my hair.