Sunday, October 7, 2012
I'm really enjoying this "No Poo" haircare. My routine is to once a week do a deep condition with my coconut oil/shea butter and water mix. Then twice a week I use the apple cider vinegar and water with bits of lavender flower and cinnamon stick. At first the vinegar was overpowering, but it has mellowed out after a few days of the herbs soaking in it.
How do I do the rinse? I tilt my head and hold the bottle close to my scalp and slowly pour the rinse. It feels refreshing! I do this on the left side, right side, then pour it on the ends. I only use about a 1/4 cup for my entire head. Then I massage my scalp and run my fingers through my hair. I guess I could use a comb as well. Then I rinse my hair really well. I do this all in the shower. It doesn't take much time at all.
How do I do the conditioning? At the beginning of my shower, I heat up the bottle under the water to melt the coconut oil. Then I squeeze some onto my head and a little in my hand. I then rub my hair. It makes my hair feel really thick so I can't run my fingers through it. For a deep condition you can put a shower cap on. At the end of my shower I rinse with warm/hot water. If it still feels thick I do a quick vinegar rinse and it gets the excess oil out of my hair. Then I comb my hair after the shower!
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