My No-Poo Shopping List
For those of you who have been around for a while, you know that I don’t use normal shampoo or any other chemical products on my hair. I use a variety of “no-poo” methods to keep my hair clean and healthy, and today, I am sharing my no-poo shopping list.
Even if you’re not ready to live free of shampoo/chemical based products, swapping out a couple of your normal hair care products for some no-poo alternatives could be cheaper and better for your hair.
Check out some of the products that have changed the hair care game for me.
You can find a complete list on my no-poo method shopping list on Amazon.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a toner. It is great for cleansing the sebaceous glands on your scalp and it acts as a conditioner. It helps your hair stay soft and tangle free. It is my favorite no-poo hair care product.
I use soap nuts to make a no-poo shampoo alternative. It is gentle but effective. My soapnut “shampoo” leaves my hair super soft. Plus, I use soap nuts for other chores around the house, like in the dishwasher and washing machine.
Tea Tree Oil / Melaleuca
Tea tree oil is a gift from God. Its antibacterial properties are great for cleaning the sebaceous glands on the scalp. Tea tree oil is also great for lice prevention.
Boar Bristle Brush
Scritching and preening is a common no-poo practice. This is basically massaging your scalp and then brushing it out with a boar bristle brush. It helps to stimulate your hair follicles in order to produce oils and then distribute those oils.
Wide Tooth Comb
Wide tooth combs are great for detangling without causing too much breakage and unnecessary hair loss.
Indian healing clay is often used as a facemask but no-poo practitioners use it for hair masks and dry shampoo.
I use the all natural shampoo bars from a tiny Amish store in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania. Since the woman who owns the shop is Amish, she can’t list her products online. You can get other soap bars on Amazon, but I haven’t tried them.
Aloe is great if you have a burnt scalp or any irritated hair follicles. I do aloe masks regularly, even if my scalp is fine. It offers the perfect balance of drying and nourishing.
You can get live aloe plants delivered to your house from Amazon, but if you live near me, shoot me a message and I’ll give you one of mine! I have a whole aloe farm at my house.
Glass Spray Bottle / Plastic Spray Bottle
Spray bottles come in handy for apple cider vinegar rinses. I also used to use them when I did the baking soda method.
Glass bottles are a little bit more expensive but they are great for those who are trying to minimize their waste (which is one of the main reasons that people use the no-poo method).
Satin scrunchies are great for reducing breakage in your hair when it is pulled up, especially while you’re sleeping. It is the ultimate protective styling material.
Small Switches to No-Poo Practices
Many people switch from traditional hair care practices and products to no-poo options for one of two reasons. They either want to avoid putting potentially harmful chemicals directly on their skin or they want an option that creates less waste.
There is no “right way” to do no-poo or low-poo. Make the switches that work for your hair and your lifestyle.
More No-Poo Resources
Looking for more help on your no-poo journey? Check out my other related posts!
Why I No Longer Shampoo My Hair
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