I’m excited about my new shampoo reggie because it’s saves money, product, water and detangling time! Of course it’s sulfate, paraben, mineral oil and cone-free. I was inspired by Naptural85 on YouTube and this video and adjusted it to work for me. I still haven’t tried the hair washing clay she’s using, but I’m itching to, (no pun intended) because it’s all natural!
My New Poo Method
What you’ll need:
- 1 small or medium sized spray bottle
- 1/8 cup of your favorite shampoo. (I use this kind )
- Duckbill Clips
- I separate my hair into about 8 sections and use my Olive Oil Pre- Poo Method
- After deep conditioning I keep my hair in the twists
- Then I pour the shampoo into the spray bottle and fill it to 1/2 inch under the rim with tap water.
- I shake the bottle well so the shampoo becomes well diluted.
- Putting the nozzle close to my head, I spray the poo mixture straight onto my scalp a few times, saturating the roots and rub it in with the pads of my fingers vigorously*.
- I then loosen the twisted section I’m working on, spraying a small amount into the section, and pull the mixture through my hair with my fingers gently.
- Then I loosely retwist that section and move on to the next one. (It takes about 10 minutes to complete my whole head)
- Then I get in the shower and untwist and rinse the first section.
- I replace the shampoo in that section with a glob of my favorite conditioner and use my shower comb to detangle the section. (Which happens really easily since my hair was prepped before I got in the shower).
- I move on to the next section until my whole head is washed, conditioned and detangled.
- I then take care of the rest of my shower business and end by rinsing all of the conditioner at the end.**
*Note: I personally feel that shampoo is for cleaning/maintaining your scalp, and conditioner is for cleaning/maintaining your hair. That’s why unless I’ve had some really icky product in my hair, I basically concentrate on my scalp when washing my hair.
**Note: Many times a conditioner doesn’t get a chance to work as well as it should, because we don’t give it a chance. We rinse it out too quickly. I let mine sit for a couple of minutes and it really has made a difference.
I’ve been doing this routine for a few months now, and Steps 2-11 take me about 25 minutes, tops!
- What tricks do you use to wash your thick and curly hair?