I have been no poo for several years now and have tried a lot of different methods, but I can tell you that rye flour is my absolute favorite – by far.
I’m sure you have seen the Pantene brand of shampoo. They have a Pro V version that is touted as being pretty special. They add a synthetic version of pantothenic acid to boost shine and strength. Well, rye flour actually contains the natural form of pantothenic acid.
When used on your hair rye flour adds shine, strengthens, helps hair grow faster and aids in re-growth. It also acts as a natural conditioner. Rye flour has the same pH as our scalp, which is awesome because it will not dry our scalps causing flakes, or an overproduction of oil. Its perfect for no poo-ers! I love how clean, soft and shiny my hair is when I use rye flour. I can go longer between washes, too. Because rye is very low in gluten it won’t turn into a gummy mess like other flours will.
How to use:
In a small container mix a couple tablespoons of rye flour with enough water to make a runny paste. Get your hair wet and massage the rye flour mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave it in for a few minutes and then rinse very well or else you will have tiny pieces of flour in your hair. I like to follow up with my detangling/ growth enhancing herbal rinse.