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01-31-12, 01:07 PM
I have been following this blog for some time now. It isn't too far from us, tho we haven't gotten up there yet. This family grows a huge amount of food on a small property. Last year i think it was around 6,000 lbs of produce. This site took some heat a while ago and there was some ill-will as they tried to claim a copy write on the "Urban Homestead" name.

Anais had written about the "No 'Poo" method a while ago. I tried it about 18 months ago for a while, but like her sister, it didn't work well for me. The baking soda left my hair heavy and dull, and the vinegar seemed to encourage oiliness. What is more, with the baking soda in my hair, it was hard to brush. It didn't rinse out well. Later i tried it again, thinking that maybe i had been using too much baking soda, but a second try was no better.

This explanation about the water hardness effecting the results might be a reason why - tho we do have a water filter on our shower head.

Anyway, there are lots of folks out there who love this method and have had lots of success with it. The blog is doing a give away on it currently - an ebook.

So, here is the link if you are interested.

Urban homestead give away (http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/2012/01/31/no-shampoo-no-poo-giveaway-too/)

01-31-12, 01:27 PM
My answer is to be careful what shampoos I use. What I use on my hair (longer than most) has to be free of parabens and sodium lauryl sulfate. I only wash my hair twice a week. Between washings I brush organic coconut oil through my hair. I also avoid shampoos that make my hair smell like some overpowering perfume. The only way I like my hair to smell is with a hint of rosemary.

01-31-12, 07:16 PM
I really like JR Liggets Shampoo Bar plus raw apple cider vinegar rinse: