The first step you need to take when beginning the No Poo Routine is to seriously limit the use of harsh sulfate shampoos to clean your hair and scalp, better yet eliminate harsh shampoo from your routine. That's right no more shampoo. The next step is to use a clear gel to help keep your hair from getting frizzy. The third is to handle the hair very gently, when you brush your hair do so in a gentle manner.. don't tear through tangles and knots. Doing so will cause damage to your hair.
There are there reasons for this new routine. The number one reason is because most commercial shampoos, even the expensive ones contain sulfates that are too harsh for our hair. They tend to rob our hair of moisture! The next reason is because curly hair tends to be more porous when compared to straight hair. This makes it harder to rinse out all the residue from shampoo, which could result in drier frizzier hair. The last reason is because most conditioners contain mild surfactants which when combined with some friction from our hands against our scalp it is more than enough to lift dirt and oil from the scalp and hair.