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By April Emery, Contributing Writer
The Poo-Free Method is a great way to clean your hair and scalp naturally without synthetic ingredients. Because it balances the scalp’s pH and regulates healthy oil production, many people find that the Poo-Free Method solves long-time hair/scalp issues (excessive oil, dryness, dandruff, etc). But going poo-free doesn’t necessarily mean it will magically solve all your hair problems. Sometimes the scalp and hair need a little extra help.
Here are some solutions to common hair/scalp problems (they are to be used with the poo-free method):
Dandruff / Dry Scalp
Sometimes poo-free users get dry scalp from washing the hair too often. You should wash your hair with the baking soda/water solution 2-3 times a week at most. Otherwise the baking soda could dry your hair and scalp, making it tight, itchy and flaky. Too much baking soda in your mix can also cause a white build-up on the scalp, which makes the scalp itchy as well.
A pre-rinse of equal parts water and white vinegar helps dissolve residues and build up on the scalp, which can contribute to a dry, itchy, flaky scalp. Use this rinse on dry hair before using the poo-free solution. Make sure you rinse this out before your “ shampoo” your hair.
Another option would be to rub a small amount of coconut oil in between your fingers and apply to the troublesome areas of the scalp lightly. It does not take much at all.
Dry Hair / Frizzy Hair
Frizz can be caused my washing too often, or from adding too much baking soda to your poo-free mix. You can also use an apple cider vinegar rinse after washing your hair to combat dryness and tangles. Add 1 tablespoon of ACV to one cup of water. Apply to hair after washing. If this doesn’t help you can run a very thin layer of coconut oil over damp hair.
Limp / Flat Hair
Limp hair is often caused by over conditioning. Cut back on how often you condition. If you must condition with each washing decrease the amount you use. If you use an ACV rinse, decrease the amount of 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon.
How do you tackle hair and scalp issues when using the poo-free method?
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