I tried this movement over two years ago. I quit within a week because I didn't like the way my hair felt. But those on the "no poo" movement swear that within a couple weeks your hair adjusts to the new cleaning regimen and is easier to manage and better looking than when they used shampoo.
What do no poo users use? Some use natural shampoos that can be found in stores, but most make their own hair cleanser with baking soda and vinegar. Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and while in the shower mix it with a tiny bit of water to form a paste, then massage this paste throughout hair and rinse. Then take a couple tablespoons of vinegar (apple cider vinegar is recommended, though white works in a pinch) and mix with a little water, pour over hair and rinse out. Your hair will smell like vinegar until dry but then no smell lingers. It is recommended to just comb and let air dry.
The first few days that I did this I loved my hair. It was not frizzy and easy to comb. But then it started to feel greasy and weighed down. I went back to regular shampoo after that. From what I read, this happens in the normal transition period. You either need to cut down on the baking soda, skip the vinegar to only every other day, or pour it just on the ends of your hair instead of the roots. I am considering trying it again to see what my hair is like after several weeks of no poo. For now though, I just use the baking soda and vinegar cleanser about once a month to strip all the hair styling products out of my hair and it does an incredible job at that.Whether you want to try going fully no poo or not, I suggest you try this baking soda and vinegar cleanse at least once. I bet that you will notice a huge difference in your hair that day!
Are you a no poo follower? Have you ever tried a baking soda and vinegar cleanse? I'd love to hear your thoughts, and would love to hear back on whether you tried it once and how you like your hair now!