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Want to cut down on hair care products but not sure about the 'No Poo' movement?

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Simply put the no poo movement is ditching shampoo in favour of an alternative. The most popular alternative is using baking soda for washing your hair and apple cider vinegar rinse as your conditioner.  For many people this works great, but…it’s not ideal for all hair types.  I even found that I had to find a different alternative as the baking soda wash was a bit too harsh for my scalp after a period of time and was causing me to get dandruff. Yikes! Something I had never had before! Dandruff can be caused by disrupting the delicate slightly acidic...

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Want to cut down on hair products but not sure about the 'no poo' movement?

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Simply put, the 'no poo movement' is ditching shampoo in favour of an alternative that is soap-free in most cases. The most popular alternative is using baking soda for washing your hair and apple cider vinegar rinse as your conditioner.

A modified 'no poo' variation:

  • Wash with our rosemary & mint shampoo bar instead of baking soda.

  • Use an apple cider vinegar herbal hair rinse (recipe below)
  • For long hair, dab your tips/ends of your hair with olive or sweet almond oil, or takea few drops of one of our facial serums, which are excellent moisturizers for hair tips too!

BONUS: You can still wash less frequently because our soaps are moisturizing and gentle on the hair, similar to the baking soda & ACV method. I call this modified 'no poo' as I am using a soap, but it's a natural soap with glycerin still in the soap and no sulfates, phosphates, parabens, phthylates, propyl compounds, PEG compounds, or other nasty stuff found in conventional shampoo! Bar soap is hands down better for your hair and scalp than a liquid shampoo!

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Ameya Studio 'no poo' & soap-free skincare alternatives

Posted by Amy Beaith on

This may sound strange to many of you, but I really don't use much soap anymore. Your thinking gross, right? Relax, I still use soap to wash my hands, so don't worry! That is a good idea as it helps prevent the spread of germs around the house and with friends. We all want to keep our friends, right? My inspiration When I was growing up, I worked at a corn stand in the summers. It was run by a Dutch family and the owner's parents who lived on the property, insisted I called them Oma and Opa, which is...

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The 'No Poo' Movement

Posted by Amy Beaith on

People everywhere are starting to ditch 'Shampoo", which is the poo in the 'no poo' movement!    Why go 'no poo'? It's no secret that shampoos as well as many cosmetics are laced with lots of synthetic ingredients which have been found to be hormone disruptors, harsh on the environment with ingredients such as surfuctants, SLS, triclosan to name a few, and some products even have known carcinogens in some cases. If you are wondering what's lurking in your shampoo, check out the Environmental Working Groups SkinDeep database. It's pretty thorough and is backed by top notch independent research. You...

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