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#1 Balto1

Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

My hair has always been oily and frizzy, no matter what products I use. I've decided to ditch the shampoos and conditioners as they are not helping.

Can anyone advise how to do the bicarb/apple cider method? Ie amounts, how often to use etc.

Cheers


#2 unicorn

Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

I just shake an small handful of bicarb in to a cup and while I am under the shower fill it 3/4 with warm water and pour half on my hair and rub in, rinse repeat with the rest, rinse well, then add a dash of vinegar to the cup and half fill with warm water and pour that over my hair, I leave it for a bit while I wash my face and scrub my feet and rinse off well.
I usually do mine every 3 to 4 days over summer, less in winter.

#3 Guest_Nyz31_*

Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

QUOTE (unicorn @ 02/03/2012, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just shake an small handful of bicarb in to a cup and while I am under the shower fill it 3/4 with warm water and pour half on my hair and rub in, rinse repeat with the rest, rinse well, then add a dash of vinegar to the cup and half fill with warm water and pour that over my hair, I leave it for a bit while I wash my face and scrub my feet and rinse off well.
I usually do mine every 3 to 4 days over summer, less in winter.


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#4 squirt081

Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

Interesting, I think I will have to try this


#5 Balto1

Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

Thanks!

#6 gravychic

Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:52 AM

i used the bicarb and cider vinegar (with a little scented oil for smell) exclusively for about 4 years when i had dreadlocks, people were always saying to me how clean and fresh they were and how they'd thought dreads would be dirty and smelly.

I still use bicarb and vinegar, also use some natural shampoo and conditioner as well depending on how i'm feeling. And yeah ditching commercial shampoo/conditioner should help the whole oily hair thing, i used to have to wash my hair daily and it was still dry but oily and frizzy, now i shampoo with natural shampoo or bicarb every 2 weeks and everything stays shiny, healthy and non oily. Oh and i found rubbing a tiny bit of unrefined shea butter into your hair makes it incredibly soft.

#7 Froger

Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:54 PM

I don't use shampoo, but I also don't use the bicarb/vinegar method. Instead what I do is just use olive oil, massage it in then rinse with hot water, then towel dry really well to get rid of the excess. I do this once a week or so. I have naturally really frizzy dry hair, and I find this works better than the bicarb/vinegar method. I'm not sure how this will go on oily hair. But I'm thinking once you ditch the shampoo your head might stop producing so much oil, and your hair may improve over a few months. It is just a bit of a pain waiting out those few months. Unless your hair is really short, wearing it in a bun helps until your head and hair reaches an equilibrium.

ETA: Sometimes I use coconut oil instead. This has a lovely smell and seems to work just as well.

Edited by SarahM72, 17 March 2012 - 10:58 PM.


#8 Liadan

Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:05 PM

The more frequently you wash your hair, the more frequently it produces oil. the same is true for skin. Frequent washing is actually bad for hair/skin. While hygiene is important, there is such a thing as being TOO clean.

The frequency of my showers vary, every 2-3 days. I still use a shampoo and conditioner, but not one available at the supermarket. The one I use is made by MooGoo. It uses a gentle cleanser.

Oil is actually a great cleanser (sounds weird...) MooGoo also make an oil face cleanser, using variety of oils designed to remove dirt and unclog pores. It's also an excellent makeup remover. I use it it before getting in the shower, rinse it off with hot water, then scrub my face with a hot face washer.




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