One Year Without Shampoo
I stopped using shampoo 1 year ago.

No, I don't stink. Yes, my hair is clean. Yes, my hair is healthy. ;-)


What is the No Poo Method?

"No poo" simply means that I don't use commercial shampoo.  

Natural, nourishing, healthy ingredients are what make natural, nourished, healthy hair.

The idea that your hair needs chemicals to be healthy is crazy! And frankly, the commercial shampoo marketers are genius to convince us of that.


start the no poo methodnatural hair care without apple cider vinegar or baking sodadoes no poo hair stink

Why No Poo?

  • There are an average of 15 toxic chemicals in a bottle of commercial shampoo. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, allergies, fertility problems, autoimmune disorders, and hormonal disturbances.
  • Commercial shampoo as we know it wasn’t first used until the early 1930s. Before that, everyone used the no poo method.
  • The No Poo Method works with the oil your hair naturally produces instead of working against those oils.
  • People that use The No Poo Method use fewer products, spend less time styling, and go longer between washes.
  • The cost savings are huge! The No Poo Method uses inexpensive, easy to find ingredients.

My No Poo Routine:

For the last year, I've been using baking soda to wash and apple cider vinegar to condition. I use the no poo method. 

It has become more manageable, less frizzy, grows MUCH faster, is shinier, and very healthy. 

I started by washing every 3-5 days and using dry shampoo in between washes. Over time I was able to increase that to 2-3 weeks between washes. There is a transition period as your hair detoxes the ingredients from chemical / synthetic / commercial shampoo. My transition period took about 3 months. Three months of greasy hair and bad hair days. And it was totally worth it! I'm loving my no poo results now. 

Here's everything I've used on my hair this year:


baking soda for hair skin teeth apple cider vinegar for health, skin, hairargan oil for skin and hair
how to make dry shampoo for brown brunette blonde red hairdiy deep conditioner recipes with natural ingredientshow to get coconut oil out of my hair

Pictures of My No Poo Hair

These are pictures I took over the last year during my 1st year of no poo. All unfiltered.


pictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hair
pictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hair
pictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hair
pictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hairpictures of no poo hair

The Transition

The transition / detox period into no poo can be rough depending on your hair, the products you currently using, and your patience. 

But it's worth it if you can make it through the transition and into the world of no poo!


Note: While I love hearing from you! It's extremely difficult for me to troubleshoot via email. If you need troubleshooting help, I highly recommend joining this facebook group with over 40,000 no poo-ers and ask there.

Check out my no poo page here with all the info you need:


the no poo method natural hair care without shampoo

Pin this article to save it for later!