Hello all -
I haven’t been using 'poo for about 4 months now. The first month or so I weened myself off of using shampoos and then went cold turkey at the beginning of June when I went backpacking. I have VERY fine, oily, somewhat wavy brown hair. It seems I’ve always hated my hair and have been jealous of you thick headed beauties! In struggling to feel confident I’ve experimented with a number of different cuts and styles but have now decided to grow it out again.
When I first started to go No Poo, it was a mess. My hair already got oily and flat without shampooing for one day, so with a few days it was a stringy gross mess. I was afraid of using baking soda for fear of dandruff so I scoured my pantry for a similar powdery, oil soaking material. Enter TAPIOCA STARCH!!
Start reading here to skip the backstory~
~I apply tapioca starch to dry hair using a blush-brush every couple of days to soak up the excess oil
~I apply to the roots of my hair in sections, do some messaging motions and brush out to distribute
~On my fairly dark brown hair, this stuff definitely leaves a powdery finish that fades after a little while. Probably would be great for blondes.
~Leaves my hair soft, and A LOT less oily for at least of couple of days
Has anyone else tried this method?