calling all no-‘poo-ers!!! (no-‘poo motivation series)

i firmly believe i have the best readers there are (seriously, you guys are freakin awesome!), and i want to showcase YOU 🙂

i’m starting a “no-‘poo motivation series” for readers to tell their stories about going no-‘poo. let’s hear about the good, the bad, and the ugly! all hair types, and all no-‘poo or sorta-‘poo efforts are wanted!


hopefully this little series will help encourage others and get some more discussion going for what worked best for all your different hair types. you can share your experiences, your methods, show some pictures if you want, throw in some tips, etc., etc.!!

the goal is to post semi-regularly, and to group either hair types or problems you had or some other common thread together. for example, one week i could showcase those of you that started with extremely damaged hair, and another week i could showcase those of you with curly hair.

if you’re interested in guest-posting on my blog, please email me at-

i hope you’re as excited about this as i am! let’s spread the word and help others get healthier hair!

(& up tomorrow… facial moisturizers with spf! yay for summer!)



61 thoughts on “calling all no-‘poo-ers!!! (no-‘poo motivation series)

  1. I just have to come and let you know that this no-poo adventure is finally working. after ONE YEAR of trying a bunch of things, giving up trying again trying more things blah blah blah. The secret behind it all was to clarify and boil my water for my BS solution (Oh so simple). WOHOO! Thanks Alexa for getting me started into this great adventure! 🙂

  2. Hey everyone, I started low-poo about three months ago. I still haven’t hit the 4 day period, and on the third day its extremely oily. I wash it every three days though. I use the Shea moisture shampoo and deep conditioning mask. Then when I swim I put a ton of coconut oil in it.

    So far through these treatments, I have hardly any split ends, which for me is awesome. I get compliments on my hair all the time now. People ask what I use and how its so shiny and soft, and I always recommend coconut oil and natural products!

    Thank you so much for your amazing blog, it’s helped me through my transition, I was really wondering if the in between wash days may get longer? ( I would really like it to be 4 or 5 days, but I am at 3 days) I am hoping to try your skin benefits soon, but at the moment my doctor has me on many things that may help, (fingers crossed). Please keep making amazing posts, I absolutely love reading them! They are interesting, easy to understand, and also to the point.

  3. Hello! I’m somewhere around day 12 of no poo (actually a honey poo, my hair is waaaay too fragile for BS) and I’ve got some serious tears in my beer about my grease and frizz. How can I be greasy and frizzy at the same time? I’m curly too, but plopping makes my hair look terrible so that doesn’t work.. In my first week before the major greasy look I made and used the flax gel which I really like. But now, there’s no hope, so I’m rolling with up-do’s in hopes that none of my co-workers notice?! So, does the grease just give up and run away one day giving you luxuriously normal hair? And, I can’t tell if I’m waxy or just greasy, I’m not sure what the difference. I can’t wait until this transition is over, and I hope it’s just transition and not my honey poo (honey, aloe, filtered water, jasmine EO, and as of yesterday, a few drops of castile soap).

  4. Hello! I just saw this post yesterday!! I am going for it! I just did the baking soda today and acv. My hair feels amazing and dries so much faster. Uploading my pics on pinterest under hair album. Name is Kristina_rch if you wanna check it outt. Cant wait to see how it does in the long run.

  5. Hey Alex! I have just started no poo and super excited! I have washed 3 times in the past week and a half with a tea, Castile soap, baking soda, xanthum gum rinse I found on another site. My entire head looks like a wet mop! My scalp is not itchy or dry it is wet! So greasy that my daughter keeps asking me if my hair is wet! Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hey samantha! it sounds like it might be a hard water problem. try double or triple rinsing with acv. that should take the file off of your hair left by the castile soap 🙂

  6. Hey! I’m only 7 short days in to ROM. I was using WEN before (and I saw your article on wen, too) and my hair is just so lifeless. So, ROM it is. I only washed my hair twice a week before starting and my hair was rarely ever greasy, so I’m hoping my transition won’t be terrible. It’s day 7 and yes, It’s greasy, but it’s not horrible and fingers crossed it wont get horrible!!! Your blog is very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

  7. I’m on my second day of no-poo! I bought a clarifying shampoo at Ulta and used that not knowing that I should have used what you suggest instead. The shampoo worked. My hair felt like straw after I rinsed it out. I did the honey conditioning and when I got out of the shower I braided it and slept on it. When I woke up it was not like straw. It was actually kind of soft. Does that mean the shampoo didn’t work? Should I re-clarify?

  8. I started doing the no poo method on Aug 1, and have not had much luck or the results that I was hoping for. I started with the BS method, but then switched to diluted castille soap with the ACV rinse after a few weeks because I thought that the BS was making my scalp itchy and irritated. I have had a very hard time going even 2-3 days between washes because my hair gets so greasy. The first few weeks I would go the full week without washing and by the end it looked soaked because of how greasy it was. I only let it get to this point when I did not have to go in to work, but I wouldn’t go out with my hair looking like that. I did not clarify initially, but since then I have been using the castille soap and had used a strong mixture a couple of times (which I thought would count for clarifying). I have a lot of hair, not super thick, but just a lot of hair. The day I wash it looks okay, but after that it starts to look flat and greasy, the length is kind of thick and tangly.

    My hair is between chin and shoulder length, I have been trying to grow it out. I have stopped using any product or heat on it, and have been trying not to brush it too much. Before I started this I had been using product and heat styling it just about every day. I also have been coloring it for the last maybe 15 years, and recently went from dark back to blond, which is my natural color. It is now a shade that it will blend with my natural color so I haven’t been dying it either.

    I’m not sure what to do, but I am tired of my hair looking bad almost every day. Sometimes it feels soft, but overall I have just been putting it up or wearing scarves because I am embarrassed about how greasy it looks. I thought that the transition would last a couple weeks but it has been almost three months. Do you have any tips for how I can make it look better? Or should I give up on the no poo?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks so much!

  9. Hi Alex!

    I have become no-‘poo thanks to this blog and I would love to write a guest post about it!

    I have sent you couple of e-mails regarding the subject, but I haven’t got any response. Just wondered if you even got them or gmail sent them straight to trash?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!


  10. Ok I will not go as crazy with the baking soda next time lol.
    Also , have you ( or any readers ) heard of clarifying with bentonite clay? Might try that if this happens again.


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