Wednesday, June 6, 2012

No 'Poo & Mermaid Hair


Being eco-friendly is important to me. I am always researching about products so that I can make the healthiest choice for my family and the environment. I have overhauled how I feed my family and myself. I’ve also switched to using natural cleaners so, the next thing I have been working on transforming is our bath and body care. It’s unbelievable how many items we have been using that are chock full of toxins.  The website, EWG’s Skin Deep, is a helpful resource to break down the ingredients in products and explain why they are harmful.

Moving on to no ‘poo! Now, my friend Shai is also an Earth friendly mama and I have seen her post quite a bit about the no ‘poo method which is washing your hair but not using a harmful shampoo. Thankfully she wrote a detailed blog post about the process that made it simple to follow along. The no ‘poo method consists of using a baking soda wash and apple cider vinegar rinse for 6 weeks to detox your hair. It’s cheap and good for you.


I decided to give no ‘poo a try! It’s been almost two weeks, and I love my hair! It feels amazing. My hair stays soft and it makes me happy to know I am using all natural products. Before I get in the shower, I pour the baking soda and apple cider vinegar in reusable containers. I add water to create the mixtures while I am in the shower. The baking soda scrub has a gritty texture but once I rinse with the apple cider vinegar my hair feels silky.

Speaking of hair awesomeness, The Dirty Housewife recently hosted a giveaway for an 8-ounce bottle of Mermaid Hair and I won!


From The Dirty Housewife: "My Mermaid Hair is formulated to bring that 'beachy' look to your hair-Just like how a day at the beach will leave your hair sunkissed and seasprayed and mixed with salt water. My hair is always more manageable after a day in the ocean and always seems to have that sexy tousled look to it."

I tried Mermaid Hair for the first time yesterday. One of the first things I noticed is that seconds after I spritzed Mermaid Hair onto my hair, my natural curls and wave popped out. My favorite thing about Mermaid Hair is that I experienced ZERO frizz after my hair dried naturally. I do not blow dry my hair so when it dries naturally I usually have a dome of frizz which I then tackle with a hot iron. Mermaid Hair is perfect for my busy lifestyle. Now, I can jump out of the shower, towel dry my hair, spray on Mermaid Hair and go about my day with hair that looks awesome. Also, a little goes a long way! Thank you Shai and Tanya for showing me the way of healthy, natural, and beautiful hair.


Please visit The Dirty Housewife and treat yourself to something wonderful! I know I am looking forward to trying some of the other products that Tanya has created. http://www.thedirtyhousewife.net/

13 comments:

Monicas Mom Musings said...

I think I need to try that mermaid hair. Maybe even for my daughter. She doesn't like to take the time to style her hair, but wants that styled look.

kerry said...

OK not sure about the name but sounds good.

m said...

I've heard of the a/c vinegar wash, but have never tried it. Glad that you've found something you like with little maintenance! That's always a plus! Stoppin by from the Green Mom's Network! www.simplyhelpinghim.com

Diane said...

I hate heat styling my hair but it gets all fizzy and crazy if i dont! I will have to try this out sometime!

Brittney said...

Thanks for sharing! I will have to try the no poo sometime!

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

I never heard of such a thing. I will have to give it a try...thanks!!

DevotedMommy said...

Very cool. Definitely going to try this!

Hillary Lynne Glaser said...

I've seen this before but I'm too afraid to try it! I love eco friendly stuff - which is why I use the OCM for face washing - but I love the smell of shampoo... old habits die hard!

Tina B said...

I love reading about companies that are new to me. I try to be more eco-friendly and natural (especially for my kids) but I'll admit it is really tough! My hair is my weakness, I love to dye it and use my favorite shampoos and flat iron for styling. Thanks for the info!

Carolyn M said...

I was laughing at the name but not the product! Your review is great!! I'm trying something new coming up with argan oil. It's really caught on with me. )

Shai Smith said...

You're very welcome!! I LOVE No'Poo and Mermaid hair, and I bet they look fantabulous on you! Even better, your hair thanks you!!!

Sage said...

Thanks everyone! The no 'poo sounded scary to me too but I am glad I gave it a try because it was a pleasant surprise :)

And the Mermaid Hair, well who doesn't love a natural, no fuss product?!

Amanda said...

Ahh! Sage’s hair is curly!! <3

I can’t wait to try this stuff!

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