Burton Rosenberger wrote:Haven't tried it but I have been water only ... and BBB only before.
Are you getting good brushing sessions in with your hair?
I "wash" my hair only when it gets dirty ... from touching it with dirty hands which is rarely ... maybe once every 2 months if that. For me this means allowing the water from my shower to touch my head long enough to remove the dirt then doing a rinse with filter water and ACV
Stacy Wright wrote:Thanks for the reply!
What is BBB?
Stacy Wright wrote:
I'm going to wait and see how long it takes before my hair gets greasy again. Day 3, and it's still good.
Filtered water does make sense with the rinse. I have hard water and I'm sure those minerals bog my hair down.
Heather Olivia wrote:Thank you for sharing this and thus giving me the extra push to try it! I had seen it in my suggested videos on youtube, but hadn't given it a shot. I have been trying various attempts to be free of shampoo for probably about two years now. I've tried the baking soda and vinegar method, various plant powders, and herbal teas. Mostly, I have attempted to just go water and boar bristle brush only, but it has been frustrating as my hair rarely ever feels or looks clean. It almost always remains waxy feeling, heavy, limp and much darker in color than when I used shampoo. I don't know whether it's my hair type (very fine, pretty straight, light blond hair), hard water or simply a change of expectations that is needed. I really want to make the water and brushing only thing work, but not at the cost of feeling lousy about my hair. So I am quite excited by the results from the chickpea flour so far! I used the flour only, no rinse or oil. A couple days later and my hair is still feeling clean, bright and has more volume. I will say, it took quite awhile to rinse the flour out of my hair and off my body, but we have a very low flow shower situation, so others might not have such a time of it. I will be curious to see how long it stays clean. I still hope to figure out the water and brushing only thing, but this is a great option for now.
Erin Blake wrote:Yes! I started this a few months ago and I'm still absolutely loving it. My hair is clean and has more body and natural bounce to it.
I came to it because I ran out of my favorite plant enzyme-based shampoo that I can only get by driving 1.5hr away, and it comes in a plastic bottle. I wanted something cheaper, easier, and waste-free. It was total chance that I saw the chickpea flour method posted in an unrelated group on FB.
My tidbit to add is that adding fenugreek powder to the chickpea flour is really helpful. It's conditioning and I like the smell, though for some the smell might take getting used to. Once your hair is dry, the smell is gone, anyway. If you're using 3tbs chickpea flour you could add 1/2-1tsp fenugreek. I find that too much will end up negating the effect of the chickpea flour; it becomes more "slick and slippery" - like you'd expect from a conditioning ingredient - than absorbent, which is what you need from the chickpea flour.
I have to rinse a lot to get it out, too. And even then, I don't usually get it all out until my hair is dry and I can give it a shake. I haven't found this to be an issue, though I can see how it would be if your hair were drying while wearing a black shirt.