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rinse only method… update 2!

as promised, here’s another update for my journey to being a rinse-only method gal!

the last time i washed my hair before this update was may 9th. and goodness gracious people, i still shower! hahaaha.


so as of today, i washed my hair this past friday (5/24) after having 15 days of rinse-only greasy hair. (if you’re new to my blog, please don’t judge me).

before i show you the pictures, i’ll let you know what i’ve been doin:
– i didn’t wet my hair at all when i showered
– i used my boar bristle brush every 2 to 3 days
– i used my fingers to get the tangles out
– i used my castile mixture to wash my hair this time
– i used dry shampoo last saturday morning (5/18) and it worked way too well….lemme explain…

about this dry shampoo i used…
i used my regular homemade one (no biggie there). when i used it, my hair was getting pretty greasy looking in the front and not as much everywhere else. overall, my hair wasn’t as greasy as i’d expected. but then after i used the dry shampoo, my hair just stopped being greasy. just freaking stopped! for DAYS after. DAYYYS. Β i honestly didn’t even have to wash my hair when i did, but my hair was starting to be a little stinky. esssentially what i’m sayin is that after 15 days of not washing my hair, it wasn’t that greasy (even a week after i used the dry shampoo. a whole week!)

the following pictures are not altered, cropped or edited in any way. I SWEAR. my transition has been unbelievable. even today, my hair looks like it’s just been washed. I LOVE THE ROM. (also, welcome to my parents’ house lol. i’m here visiting for the holiday weekend and my mom’s sort-of-birthday. hence being so slow with replying to your questions & comments!)




unbelievable, right? honestly i was worried to post these pictures because they don’t look like it’s been over 2 weeks since i’ve washed my hair. i promise on everything these are the real pictures from about 10 minutes before i washed my hair this past friday. but you can see my hair’s noticeable greasier in the back.

i had the flash on so it’d reflect all the grease instead of blend in. idk if it helped or not.

& a big thank you to SAM, who’s been just as crazy as me to try the ROM!! virtual high five! haha

i’ll wash again june 7th at the earliest! i’m Β honestly gonna try to go 3 weeks this time around. (we’ll see!)

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63 thoughts on “rinse only method… update 2!

  1. I’ve been using the ROM method since November 1st and I’m on the verge of quitting. I have dark, thick, curly hair that I only have to wash once every five days. Since starting ROM, I’ve been water washing every ten days. I use dry shampoo once in between washes and I use my BBB twice or sometimes three times during those ten days.

    I figured my transition period would be short given that my hair wasn’t used to frequent washes. But, my hair is still so dirty. I still have dry flakes even though I water wash with slightly hotter than lukewarm water and then rinse with cold water. My hair feels waxy and gunky all the time – even on the days I water wash. I clarified my hair before starting ROM and I don’t use product, nor have I in about a year, save for dry shampoo (I use Cake sugar powder).

    Should I keep going? Is there a clean-haired end in sight?

  2. Hello!
    Is it normal for lots of hair to come out in my boat bristle brush? I figure it’s hair that would have normally come out when I washed it before. I’m a month into water only and it’s going pretty good otherwise!

  3. So thankful for all your info. I been doing rom for about 4 weeks. The problem is my hair at the scalp is waxy, as I rub my scalp I feel the waxy on my hand can’t get rid of it unless I wash my hand with soap. So image that is on my hair! Have tried the egg York it does work but I smell up the whole shower & myself for days. The baking soda & acv seem really dry my hair. So my hair is gunky and waxy. HELP!!!

  4. hi! ive been doing no poo for a while now and id love to switch to rom but my hair tends to smell really bad after a couple of days and my family makes comments about it a lot, how do you keep it from smelling nasty?

  5. Hey i am so inspired by you! You have given me hope for my hair. I have curly hair and it has always been unhealthy. I have been one moth no-poo and my hair is looking a little better! πŸ™‚ i think i might try the rinse only method.

  6. Hei!
    Can you help maybe? I’m doing ROM for a couple weeks, but i have dandruff, i havent never got them ,what can be wrong? i use a little of tea tree oil too.

    oh, and sorry for my english, i’m from Latvia.. But i do like your blog a lot. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey alex, I have lower back length curly hair and am thinking about going from no-poo to ROM (I’ve been no-poo for about 21/2 weeks. No poo has been ok, but very dry and frizzy for my hair. My hair has always been dry though. I really didn’t have a transition (Like a week) when I started cause even on shampoo I would wash like every 3-4 days since my hair was so dry anyway. I thought I’d go low-poo, but it seems like you keep saying that ROM is amazing and sooo good for hydrating the hair. However, since my hair is curly, I NEVER brush it. Unless I were to straighten it, but I hardly ever do than anymore. What do you suggest I do to distribute my natural oils? It’s probably why my hair is really dry but ya just can’t brush curls. would it matter if I didn’t brush at all and just used leave-in conditioners? I’m curious to read your thoughts. thanks for taking time to help me out!

    1. hey jude! I have hard water. you can try rinsing with an acv mix at the end of “washing” your hair, or using distilled water for a last rinse. Ive been trying to not use anything and it’s proving to be quite the journey haha!

  8. Hi πŸ™‚ I have been reading this whole no-poo series and am wondering, to switch cold turkey to rom, is it still necessary to clarify your hair first? I live in la paz where finding organic shampoos or other ingredients seems like a crapshoot, ( i am also simply new here so i’m sure its around SOMEwhere) but I figure if the end goal is to not use anything, I might as well jump straight in! Definitely looking into dry shampoos and hair fresheners though… ppl get right up at your head when we greet with a kiss and I don’t want to be known as the smelly gringa!

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