Could you go ‘no poo’ with your hair care?

Have you heard of no poo hair care?

No poo refers to ditching chemical-laden, traditional shampoos for natural alternatives.

So instead use store cupboard staples like apple cider vinegar, rye flour, baking soda, or even just plain water to wash your tresses with.

Not to mention, skipping on shampoos means less plastic bottles and less consumption. In other words, it’s a win for the planet, too.

The no poo movement is one that is synonymous with zero-waste, minimalist and simple living.

Further benefits include knowing exactly what has gone into your hair care with no more chemicals stripping it of its natural oils.

No poo haircare


Want to try it for yourself?

Here’s a recipe:

Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 cup of hot water. Mix together and pour over wet hair. Massage your scalp, then rinse out. Follow this with 1 tablespoon of vinegar (such as apple cider) mixed into 1 cup of hot water. Pour over your hair, lightly massage the scalp, then rinse.

Not convinced? Try these instead

While some have taken to the no poo movement and have ditched shampoo for years, if it’s not for you, don’t worry.

We suggest using shampoo bars instead. They don’t require packaging, so they are much better for the environment than their bottled counterparts. They are concentrated meaning they’ll last longer. Plus, they’re great travel with.

Here are three worth trying:

Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar – Lavender and Tea Tree, £2.62

SLS-free, paraben-free, palm oil free, plastic-free, cruelty-free – Friendly Soap are pretty ethical as brands go. This shampoo bar produces a creamy lather that conditions and cares for your hair more deeply and lasts longer than you’d think. The inclusion of lavender and tea tree essential oils will refresh and cleanse limp and greasy locks.

Friendly Soap Shampoo Bar

Ethique Damange Control Shampoo Bar, prices start at £13

Ethique boast fitting the equivalent of three bottles of liquid shampoo in one solid bar, so you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Damage Control was their very first shampoo bar and has earnt it’s status as a cult favourite due to nourishing and soothing properties.  Plus, its suitable for just about everyone with normal-dry to slightly damaged hair.

Ethique Shampoo Bar

Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Bar Soap, £4.99

This shampoo bar is a great all-rounder, suitable for use on your face, body and hair. And the lavender scent of it makes for an incredibly relaxing shower. Plus, it is 100 per cent biodegradable in a 100 per cent post-consumer recycled wrapper.

Dr Bronner Lavender Bar soap