Shampoo Free, No ‘Poo, No way!

My No ‘Poo experiment is failing miserably. My hair has never looked worse. I can’t seem to get it clean enough. There is always a layer of oil and my hair is flat, flat, flat.

Lisa told me that she washes Mr. Bo with ground oatmeal and so I decided to try it out. I used my coffee grinder to pulverize the quick oats I sometimes eat for breakfast. It actually works well when the powder is applied directly to my hair. Unfortunately it leaves a terrific mess in the shower stall. Thinking I might be on to something, I attempted to turn it into a solution but that was a disaster. The oatmeal separated and it didn’t take long to start smelling funky.

Today I washed my hair by dumping about 3 tablespoons of baking soda into my palm and then massaging it as best I could into my scalp. I opted to not use the apple cider vinegar rinse afterward. I am hoping it looks okay.

I really need to get my hair cut and I fear that Aprille is going to scold me for doing something so silly. Yet every blog about going no ‘poo is positive. Why is it not working for me? My hair is still producing insane amounts of oil and it looks like crap on day 2. Heck, the big difference is it looks like crap even after washing.

All I want is to have hair that doesn’t get oily 15 hours after washing. I want to have hair that I can wash every other day and still have it look nice between washes. Is that too much to ask?

I am on week 5 of going no ‘poo. If I had any shampoo in my house, I would have given up. As it is, I am going to try to keep going until at least week 8.

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