How I Solve Scalp Irritation With the No-Poo Method of Hair Care

This question appears on no-poo message boards a lot: “Since I’m not using shampoo, how do I get rid of my scalp itchiness without medicated shampoos?” I don’t have all the answers. I’ve shared a few before, but the process really takes into account a number of factors, and not every factor will be applicable […]

How to Use a Boar Bristle Brush (BBB) or Fine Toothed Comb

I see a lot of questions about boar bristle brushes in forums discussing no-poo lifestyles. For those who don’t know, no-poo means that a person washes their hair using homemade or herbal products, rather than commercial soaps or shampoos. Some people use only water, with mechanical methods of moving the oils on their hair. The […]

More Hair Experiments – Herbal and Plant-Based Hair Care

I spent Thursday *and* Friday brewing up some herbal infusions for hair. I haven’t used shampoo for about two and a half years, and my husband has been shampoo-free for at least a year and a half. I have been having a lot of difficulty with my scalp recently, partly because of changing seasons and […]

Hair as an Allergen Magnet, Saying Goodbye to Shampoo, and My Hair Care Routine

Hair care has been a big thing for me recently. I haven’t used shampoo in about two years, but about two months ago I had to change things up, and discussions on Facebook have me thinking about it more. Hair is another source of chemical allergy transfer, as it “catches” allergens in the air and […]