Would you go No Shampoo?


You know there is a whole ‘No Shampoo’ movement out there. It’s really quite interesting. There are a ton of places online to read about and several techniques for keeping your hair clean and nice. Nicer than if you use the harsh chemicals of detergent shampoos.
Many people use baking soda, apple cider vinegar, egg yolks and beautiful natural bars of gentle soap like this one pictured from Battysbath on Etsy.

I have gone the last month only using a similar shampoo bar on my hair and it’s quite nice!

Hair Therapy Shampoo Bar AllinOne 100 Natural Cold by battysbath.

ooo, she’s also got some cute Halloween themed beauty products. :)


  1. Shari Harniss says

    What is wrong with some people? No one wants to see you walking around looking like you need a bath! “I’m so cool, I’m saving the planet by looking like poop”…yeah, I don’t think so, greenie-weenie!

  2. Brandy says

    I think the “new” no shampoo trend should catch on. I’ve been using strictly castile soap on my hair for a little over a year now and I’ve gotten more compliments than ever before. Check out the different Dr. Bronner’s castile soaps. They are biodegradable and smell wonderful.

  3. says

    My ex-husband went “no shampoo” for a while and replaced it with… a tiny bit of water most days and a pea sized dollop of shampoo spread over the top of his hair and immediately rinsed off once a week. It looked AWFUL! he was trying to grow it longer and “read on the internet” that this was the way to do it. I, his wife who had hair to my waist when I met him, was completely wrong about how to grow hair long and had no idea what I was talking about — obviously!

    It was also when he read that “soap” is bad for your skin and decided “soap” meant all cleansers and not just actual soap. *rolls eyes*

    However, Mr. Marsh washes his hair only once a week and rinses it completely all the other days and uses conditioner every day and his hair looks fine all the time.

    I know plenty of people who don’t use shampoo, or use it only once a week, and the vast vast majority you would never know without talking to them.

  4. says

    I no ‘poo. (using baking soda and vinegar) Contrary to what some people think, it does not mean that my hair looks gross. In fact, my hair has never looked better! My hair is now softer and healthier then it ever was with conventional shampoo/conditioner. Not to mention I save a ton of money. You do have to make sure you properly no ‘poo and for some people they may need to tweak the ratios but after that it’s wonderful!

  5. says

    I tried the baking soda followed by apple cider vinegar thing a couple of different times. (I figured I would try a second time to make sure I had given it a fare shake.) I absolutely hated the way my hair felt both times. I also tried for two weeks each time I tried. My hair felt like it was coated with something and I don’t mean just the natural oils. I don’t know if it’s because we have off the charts hard water or not but I won’t do that again. I may try something without all the chemicals some day…..if I get brave enough again. :0)

  6. Flavia says

    I’ve been using baking soda and vinegar for about 4 months now with a once a week use of Wen thrown in and my hair looks at least the same if not better than before.

  7. Maggie says

    I know its takes a while for hair to get used to whatever shampoo/conditioner you use.
    If that switch is Panteen to Aussie then it may only be a week or so, but if it is a switch from drug store shampoo/conditioner to corn starch or vinegar/baking soda it could take a few weeks longer. Give it a chance

  8. batty says

    Thank you so much for featuring my photo and linking back to the listing! I REALLY appreciate the exposure and can’t thank you enough for sharing it with the community here :)

    I also wanted to add my own comment in response to the first comment on this post. I personally took this photo, and the girl pictured has BEAUTIFUL HAIR.. anything but “greasy and flat” as Nancy (the first one to comment on this thread) said. She has beautiful well-nourished soft fluffy (not frizzy) curls. Perhaps the picture doesn’t do her hair justice but she has hair that a lot of people are jealous of! :)

  9. says

    I have been wanting to try the baking soda/cider vinegar concoction to clean my hair. What is the ratio of soda to vinegar? Do they get applied on the hair as a paste? I would love some advice on how to cleanse my hair this way! Thank you for any info anyone can give me!

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