How To No Poo Shampoo!

There are many experts that say you should just clean your hair several times weekly as opposed to the daily ritual we find ourselves in today, wash, rinse, wash, rinse and repeat daily.  Its amazing that our society has come to believe that we must have these store bought shampoo’s and conditioners when it is simply not the case.

Experts like David Suzuki and the David Suzuki Foundation have spent years going green, recommending solutions that are not only best for ourselves but the environment as a whole.

“To help you avoid toxic chemicals found in many hair products—from SLS and SLES to parabens and fragrance” the David Suzuki Foundation has recommended the following recipe that is successful in going no poo shampoo:

  • 1 Table Spoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • Add both ingredients to the spray bottle for easy application in the shower/bath.
  • Spray liberally to your hair, work it in down to your scalp (although you will not have the suds!) and rinse with water.


  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • Add both ingredients to the spray bottle for easy application in the shower bath.
  • Spray liberally into your hair, work it down to your scalp then let sit for approximately 2~3 minutes.  If you have long hair, clip it out of your way while you do your other washing :)
  • Rinse

That’s it!  Its simple, easy, cheap, chemical free, environmentally friendly and you will be super surprised with the results when you make it through the transition period!


PS: here is the no poo shampoo Wikipedia definition!

I hope this helps you in your search for going shampoo free!


Ashlyn Alfreds

About Ashlyn Alfreds

I have been experimenting with No Poo Shampoo Alternatives for the past year and have finally found a solution that works! I share tips and information on my social networks, lets connect!

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