Tips for dealing with dry hair are welcome as well. I am still using my leave-in conditioner because it goes just on the ends of my hair and doesn’t interfere with the natural pH of my scalp. Only if I’ve been in the ocean / the sun a lot, or in the winter. If you use it on wet hair, it’ll just leave behind a cakey residue resulting from the powder-and-water mix. Once my hair was coated in sebum it seemed like hard water didn’t affect my hair anymore. Don't use cold water to wash your hair. In fact, my hair is quite dry and I have to moisturize the ends every now and then to keep them from drying out completely. Do you scritch and preen and use BBB? 2. You shower daily. Can you wash natural hair with just water? 1. (I’ve found, on non-hair-wash days, a quick splash on my body from the tub faucet is all I need.) I used to preen and do a scalp massage several times a day but haven’t needed to this year. When you wash your hair, skip the shampoo and conditioner and use only hot or warm water, your preference. Baking soda gets rid of it well. Enjoy! Use warm water if you can. If our hair looks oily that's GOOD. [–]MultiUseBot 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (1 child). So the same trichologist and about five different hairdressers said my hair doesn’t produce much natural oil :( It hasn’t been an issue yet, but I know water only can be very drying so I do need to be vigilant about putting oil on my scalp before a wash to prevent this. Do you put anything in your hair or do anything to make it look like that? There was a time when I wasn’t eating enough fat and my hair started to look dull (according to my family). My shower routine is super simple, and even though my hair … Hi! Good job on creating such an amazing method for your hair:), [–]Sadharu[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (3 children). Rendered by PID 8725 on r2-app-0dd168aafb392a3df at 2020-12-12 18:22:11.632488+00:00 running 85e58d4 country code: US. Try new products in small amounts first, especially if you have any skin sensitivities or are trying something completely different from usual. How do you deal with it though.. I guess this is because my hair relies on conditioner for moisture, as opposed to most people whose hair produces lots of oil and they need to wash their hair for it. The recent history of shampoo. Rinsing with cold or lukewarm water … Secret commands: To hear a Chuck Norris joke, comment !chucknorrisjoke anywhere in this subreddit! It also uses less time. Washing with water only comes with one huge perk and that’s the absence of a multi-step weekly hair ritual. There is a method that works for every hair type, it just takes a bit of tweaking to find it. 2. Water-only washing works best with curly, coily, thick, and coarse textures that are prone to dryness. Does anyone know any remedies that do not require shampoo? Now my hair just soaks it up overnight. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Nothing in my hair, these are pin curls though (my natural texture is curlier than this, I prefer my natural curls but when I sleep on them they get messed up). I can't wait to start this, thank you for introducing me to this and your blog is also amazing! [–]SaveThe0xfordComma 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]K1RBY_ 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]laauuurra 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), I'd love if you could pm me the link as well please, [–]jess123candy 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]srafleftwardflick 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]aamayaa 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), Could I please have the link too? Water-Only? Washing Hair With Water only – Hard Water method Some people living in hard water areas have attained a system of washing hair with water only by either boiling and letting cool some water or using filtered water. I wrote detailed blog posts chronicling my hair in the beginning- it was really so bad, nothing like this, and wouldn’t grow at all- to now, I can pm you if you’re interested. Water washing is a surprisingly effective no-poo method if your hair is not too oily, and you are willing to detangle with just water. This is a crazy and absurd and outlandish idea to white folks and others with hair that gets greasy when dirty, but it's just the norm for those of us with African roots. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 8725 on r2-app-0dd168aafb392a3df at 2020-12-12 18:22:11.632488+00:00 running 85e58d4 country code: US. After washing your hair with water only, you will need to wash the oil off your fingers with soap, and off your comb or brush. I’ve tried various methods over the last year or so – shampoo bars, making my own (with bicarb soda, or using avocado seed, mixed in with my normal shampoo). 2. A hair wash is so much more than just cleaning our hair, it’s like therapy for all us. I just switched to water only and never had any issues with oily hair. He suggests washing less often or buying products without these ingredients. How does it smell? That's what this sub is for! I read that Paris has hard water. 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Chambers-Harris recommends following up with a deep conditioning mask or conditioner to seal in moisture after washing the hair with water. Your hair looks amazing! So does your hair get dry in the middle of the week, since I read you wash it once a week? Thank you! In this video Linda shows how she washes her hair while saving as much water as possible. How can I make my hair smell better? If it starts to become smelly and you get uncomfortable, you can choose to wash … Thank you! Cold water or hot water or hot water then finish with cold water? This is a learning process; don't get discouraged if one method doesn't give you the perfect results right away. How many minutes a week do you spend doing this? I had longed to quit using shampoo and conditioner for quite some time. No dry shampoo on wet hair. “I use coconut oil to shave and that’s it,” she says. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then wash it out with lukewarm water. The top of my head has fully transitioned but the sides & bottom are still greasy af...anyone else? Normal use: Type rhyme followed by a word you wish to rhyme! Now I don’t need to. I don’t use a boar bristle brush or brush it at all, but in the beginning I used a wooden pin brush. … Your hair is beautiful, [–]Sadharu[S] 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children). I do wash my hair regularly after exercising, but I wash it just with water, no shampoo or conditioner! Now I just scrub my scalp once a week in the shower and that’s fine. Every method can do something different for your hair. Dry shampoo is “designed to work on dry hair,” Redway says. How to succeed: washing your hair with water only. He said he washes his hair with shampoo just once a week, and washes it just with water every other day, and that he makes his hair using gel and keeps it for 2 days straight. Water is enough to clean thoroughly as long as I scrub to remove dirt and oils mechanically. Hot water can damage hair because, in my understanding, the heat affects the protein structure, and hot water is also not great for your skin because it strips it of its oils. Been on water-only, no-poo for five months. It’s definitely a hair wash, not a hair … I would flip my hair upside down and massage for five minutes or so at a time (another estimate). My family and friends are pretty sensitive to smells and I've traveled in close quarters with people who are extra perceptive, no complaints. A trichologist told me this was because the oil was sitting on top of the silicones in the products I was using. Washing your hair in cold water ensures that you keep your hair … Recommendations for microfibre hair towel/wrap? [–]imguralbumbot 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), Hi, I'm a bot for linking direct images of albums with only 1 image, Source | Why? I'm assuming you apply minimal oil, just enough to massage in the scalp which is why its easier to wash in the morning. I hope you don't mind these questions: How long do you wash your hair once a week? Thanks in advance. I love everything about this method - it's simple, minimal product use and extremely healthy! Paris does have hard water, I used a filter or distilled water but not all the time. Hair is plotting to overthrow me, need help. This no-poo method is not a magical method for all hair types - some of us need a good washing! WOWW I haven’t timed it but I think it takes me around 5-7 mins to wash my hair- warm water, then cold water to finish and seal the cuticle. When you’re not washing your hair every day, you reduce your water consumption, which has environmental benefits. - Wash scalp with 2-3 drops of Dr. Bronner's diluted in 1/4cup of water. This is normal, but only needed for the first few days. But the warmer the water, the better it will be at washing oils away. | Creator | ignoreme | deletthis, [–]misspiggie 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (12 children). Now I live in a city with soft water though. When you put in coconut oil overnight, how do you wash it out in the morning with just water? I'm assuming you apply minimal oil, just enough to massage in the scalp which is why its easier to wash in the morning. According to the National Museum of American History, Drene, the first synthetic shampoo, was only introduced in the United States in the 1930s.Prior to that, hair was typically washed with bar soap. http://www.paris-to-go.com/search?q=Water+only&m=1. If you are water-only and have a dry scalp, don't water-wash every day and use cooler water to wash your hair. When I first started I did scalp massage three times a day. NOT washing curly hair often is good. Just water. It’s important that you allow your hair to get oily (even just a … Not including shower massaging/cleansing time? [–]translucent_ 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (1 child), Do you use conditioner or anything else? 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