• http://rogueapron.com Lady Rogue

    this sounds super intriguing. but i have about 30 pounds of locks … wouldn’t this just be a disaster?

    i like that i have all this stuff in the pantry anyways …

    do you feel like your hair looks different?

    • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

      Yea, you do have thick hair! You’d probably use more of the solutions each time, but it should still work for you!

      I just started back on this regimen this past week, but last time, I didn’t notice much of a difference in looks or anything like this. It definitely didn’t need to be washed as often as before making the switch, though, which was my favorite part! I secretly hate washing my hair.

  • Andrea

    What do you use for conditioner? Or does it leave your hair feeling good enough that you don’t have to condition?

    • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

      No conditioner necessary! I know…I was skeptical, too!

  • Rebecca

    I’m doing no ‘poo too, but I use conditioner only. It has a good set of ingredients (among other things, I don’t use products with parabens in them) and my mother (who cuts my hair) has noticed that the quality of my hair has improved a lot during the two years I haven’t used schampoo!

    There are also people washing with eggs and says it works for them. Lots of ways to make do without ‘poo. :) Good that you brought this up!

    (I use baking soda as deodorant, works great!)

    • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

      Oh nice! I’d never heard of using conditioner only, but that might be a good option for Lady Rogue, who was asking about a method for long, thick hair!

      How do you do the baking soda deodorant? It is in a solution that you spritz, or do you apply it like baby powder?

      • Rebecca

        Deodorant: Pretty much like you wash your hair, but less of it and just enough water to keep it together (a couple of drops). I use a quarter of a tablespoon of baking soda or something like that.

  • http://kateekat.blogspot.com/ Kathryn

    I read about this somewhere else a few months back. I wasn’t that interested at the time ’cause i was pleased with the minimal chemical/no SLS/no paraben stuff i was getting from the health food store. Then i started having allergy issues to nearly everything, so i started this.

    I use a few drops of a soap nut solution & aloe vera juice instead of water. And it does not work at all if i forget the vinegar rinse. Sometimes i do use a few drops of shampoo, but nothing like i used before. I bought some lemon juice recently to try, also.

  • Melanie

    Does this leave a smell? I wouldn’t want my hair to smell like vinegar.

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      I had the same concern, but it actually doesn’t! The vinegar isn’t very concentrated, and as long as you rinse thoroughly, there should be no smell.

  • Melanie

    Ok =]
    I’m really excited to try this out!
    Hopefully it will work for me.

  • Susan

    I have been using baking soda and ACV for a couple months now. I did go through a transition period but things seem good now. I added a little brown sugar and some honey to keep from drying my scalp. It is excellent. My hair feels so clean and is very shiny. I used molasses and conditioner to do a deep moisturizing treatment. It turned out Very nice!!!

    • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

      Susan, what great ideas! I’ll definitely give the brown sugar and honey thing a try. My scalp always gets dry in the winter.

  • Jenn

    Can the baking soda be pre-mixed with the water or not so much?

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

      Absolutely! I keep a premixed bottle in the shower. Just give it a good shake before using it.

  • Catherine Clark

    I used 1 c. warm water + 1 tbsp. honey + 1 tbsp. ACV for rinse with a few drops of lavender oil for the scent. Works great for a rinse! Never thought of premixing the shampoo part; will have to try that.

  • http://mollyonmoney.wordpress.com Molly On Money

    I think I can do my entire health beauty regiment on baking soda, ACV and honey. I’ve heard (and tried) cleaning my hair with baking soda but it was messy and unsuccessful. This sounds easier.
    To condition your hair try some honey with a bit of olive oil. Put a shower cap on for 30minutes and then rinse (honey rinses right off with warm water).

  • Jenny

    I’m intrigued, but I think putting up with vinegar-smell in the shower is going to take alot of selling for me to buy it. Have you tried using a type of vinegar that doesn’t stink so bad?

    • Becky Striepe

      I hear ya. The vinegar smell is not my favorite part of this regimen. You could try white vinegar and adding some essential oils to mask the smell. I have a feeling the ACV is effective partly bc of its pH. I tried to find the pH values of different vinegars but didn’t have much luck. lmk how it goes if you try it out!

      • Kat Slonaker

        I have been using this method for at least a year now and have done it ONLY with Distilled White Vinegar. No problem. I do tend to use a higher ratio of vinegar to water. Probably about 1/3 DWV to 2/3 water.

        Tip – you know those squeezy sport water bottles we all stopped using because of worries about the plastic used? They make a terrific container for the vinegar/water solution!

  • Bluesubaru4me

    here is an idea, just don’t wash your hair so often. I had to quit ashing so much, because my hair was breaking and falling out. once i quit washing my hiar every day it started to make it’s own oil agian. olive oil is also great for skin and nails. I am so thankful baking soda, vinegar and olive oil can solve most problems. makes me wonder why peopel started using commercial products anyway.