no poo and plopping?!

I know y’all are thinking the frum fashionista has a potty mouth.

This are two hair care methods.

hannahsarah briefly mentioned the “no poo” method in my OCM post. Basically this is method of hair washing that doesn’t use traditional shampoo (that’s the poo in “go no poo.”) She discusses her no go poo experience here.

All you need is baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Dissolve one tablespoon of baking soda in one cup of warm to hot water. You can double/triple the recipe if you hair is thick and or long. Other people make a paste with the baking soda and massage it into the wet hair. After a minute, you rinse the baking soda out.

Apple cider vinegar is used in the rinse solution.
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water

Here’s a very through post on going no poo right here on ElJay that walks you through everything!

For the brave souls out there check out LJ’s no ‘poo community too!

Does the thought of going no ‘poo terrifies you? Try using shampoos that are sulfate-free. Here’s the high school chem speak: that means NO sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate or ammonium laureth sulfate. These are hard core surfactants!

So try a crunchy shampoo like
Burt’s Bees
or

Lush

Now these shampoos typically cost $8 and up so prepare for sticker shock. So you may just want to try the no ‘poo method for kicks because it’s cheap and uses items that are in many people’s pantries already.

On to plopping. I ran across this method on BellaSugar. Plopping is a method of drying hair w/o using a terry cloth towel. This method is great for girls with curly/wavy hair. I can also see this working for women with thick or long hair.

All you need is an old t-shirt or a microfiber towel.

  1. Spread a t-shirt or microfiber towel on a flat surface.
  2. Bend over with your head down until your hair is in the middle of the cloth.
  3. With your head touching the cloth, pull part of the material up so the back of your head is covered with it (to the nape of your neck.
  4. Twist the two sides to form sausage rolls (illustrations here) and clip them.
  5. Remove cloth after about 30 minutes to reveal less frizzy, “plopped” locks


from Naturally Curly’s Plopping article.

Aquis makes microfiber towels. I use their washcloths for my OCM.
I also found this:

Diva Dryer Hair Towel in Pink, $12, drugstore.com

If your hair is shorter, you be unable to plop so use a microfiber turban like this:

Diva Dryer Hair Turban, $12, drugstore.com

Now that I went from go no ‘poo to being unable to plop; it’s best that I end this right here!

Discuss fashionistas.

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