I tried NoPoo for a month, and I think I'm going to stick with it. My hair seems really healthy still.
|ACV||Apple cider vinegar|
|Afro||Natural bush-like hairstyle|
|Manscaping||Strategic shaving of male body hair|
|GRWM||Get ready with me|
|High maintenance||Requiring a lot of attention|
Those who have joined the NoPoo movement no longer use shampoo. You're likely to encounter this abbreviation, and the NoPooers who use it, on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
Why did NoPoo start?
Long before NoPoo became a TT, some health- and environment-conscious consumers began questioning whether shampoo use was really necessary. After all, humans have been regularly shampooing their hair since only the 1970s. Additionally, synthetic shampoos contain plastics and chemicals that some believe:
While NoPooers (or no-pooers) have been around for decades (notably, the r/NoPoo subreddit was created in 2011), the movement went viral in 2022, thanks to a stream of NoPoo TikTok videos.
What do NoPooers use instead of shampoo?
Instead of using shampoo, NoPooers wash their hair in many different ways. For example, some use water only (WO), some use conditioner only (CO Washing), and some use a mix of dissolved baking soda followed by apple cider vinegar (ACV).