The story behind No ‘Poo

“Why the hell would you do that?” I hear you wonder. Excellent and very justified question. What if I tell you that shampoo is one of the leading causes of damage to your hair? And that it can affect the health of your scalp and hair enormously? That seems like a good reason to ignore shampoo.

Fast Getting Fatty Hair

Why many of us go ‘No’ Poo is because we want to get rid of our oily hair. And reducing or stopping shampoo can certainly help with that.

Shampoo removes so much sebum – something that is very important for the health of your skin and your hair – that the sebaceous glands fill up the deficiency that is created by producing extra. Then rewash your hair and do the sebaceous glands precisely the same. Then it was you again. And before you know it you are stuck in a vicious circle of waxes and oily hair, and it has become widespread for your sebaceous glands to make a lot of sebum continually.

No ‘Poo is meant to break this circle. By stopping the use of shampoo, the sebaceous glands would again learn that it is ok to make less sebum. So that you then have to wash your hair less often.

It is also the intention of No ‘Poo that the sebum that is created is neatly distributed over your hair, as it should be so that your hair can keep itself beautiful and healthy without all kinds of products.

Transitional phase

Many of us experience a transition phase when they go No ‘Poo. This often takes six weeks but varies significantly per person. Your hair can be very greasy and unmanageable during those weeks. You have to give your sebaceous glands, your scalp, and your hair some time to regain some balance.

It is not a good time, and it will undoubtedly prevent you from wondering what the hell you have been doing to do this. You can get through the best by only not wearing your hair loose so often, using dry shampoo, taking good care of it and hoping it will work out. And with most No ‘Poo-ers it will be perfect. After the transition phase, all misery has disappeared, the sebaceous glands usually work again, and your hair looks better than ever. So it’s worth it to bite through. And consider how much time and money you save!

What did you do with your hair?

Saying goodbye to No ‘Poo’er shampoo does not mean that you no longer wash your hair at all. Washing your hair is an integral part of your hygiene and contributes to your health. You should try to remove less often and with something other than shampoo, such as:

Baking Soda (baking soda) and Apple Cider Vinegar (Apple cider vinegar)

This is what most of us do for the first time switching to No ‘Poo. You wash your hair with baking soda, a convenient type of salt that you can also bake with and which cleans well. It is only fundamental, and therefore you must always rinse with an apple cider vinegar to bring the acidity of your scalp and hair back into balance.


Mix a quantity of baking soda with water in a bottle as required, divide it over your scalp, and massage the mixture thoroughly. You don’t have to wash your points, so you leave them beautiful and free. You can also put conditioner in your dots during washing, all of that is possible with ‘No Poo, as long as you don’t use shampoo. The best thing is a silicone-free conditioner to prevent build-up.

Rinse it thoroughly and end your shower with an apple vinegar rinse, mixing a little bit of apple vinegar with a whole bunch of lukewarm/cold water.

Water Only (Water Only)

Nothing but water and your hands, you use that when you wash water only. That does not mean that you can stand under the shower and do nothing. It is essential that you properly remove the dirt and dead skin cells from your scalp with your fingers so that they can wash away with the water.

This is a method that the real Die Hards do. Overboard with all products.


Massage your scalp extensively while you shower. And rinse your hair thoroughly with water.

Conditioner Only (Conditioner Only)

This is a prevalent method because it is so easy, it does not have a severe transition period, and your hair is also cared for immediately. The dirt and the dead skin cells are, as it were, soaked loose, and the conditioner absorbs excess sebum.

Does your hair not get grease from conditioner? This will surprise you, but no. It just really depends on which conditioner you use. Your conditioner does not necessarily have to be completely natural but uses one that is free of silicones, and that does not contain too heavy fatty oils.


You bring conditioner on your scalp and all over your hair from roots to dots. Extensively massage your scalp to get rid of all dirt and dead skin cells. Leave the conditioner on for a while and then rinse.

With this method, it is also ideal to do pre-washes in advance with oil for some extra care because the oil can easily be washed out with the conditioner again.

Other ways:

  • Herbal powders, such as Kesham or soap nuts
  • Rye flour
  • Egg (Always use cold water and not too often. The best is only the egg yolk)
  • Apple sauce (Make sure there are no pieces left in it)
  • Clay, such as Bentonite clay, Ghassoul / Rhassoul, and Witte Leem.

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