I can't actually believe it's been over a year since I started experimented with going low 'poo.
FYI - low 'poo means using less shampoo, and it's less extreme version of going no 'poo, which means using no shampoo.
You can see all of my low 'poo blog posts here.
So, how's it going?
It feels pretty normal by now to be only washing my hair once a week or so. I used a natural, SLS free shampoo bar and rinsed with diluted apple cider vinegar, until Christmas when my shower broke a bit. Since then I've been washing my hair once a week in the bath (confession, sometimes I only have a bath once a week. No one seems to have noticed this in the slightest! Perhaps I'm going low soap too!).
I just swoosh my hair in the bath water a bit (I use a tiny bit of Lush bath bubble bar in the bath water, I don't know if that's cleaning my hair or not, makes it smell a bit nice though!), massage my scalp and rinse with a couple of jugs full of clean water. I generally skip the shampoo bar and vinegar unless my hair feels really grimy (then I add shampoo) or really dry or dull (then I add vinegar). I still use either almond oil, or coconut oil as a leave in conditioner after washing.
I've washed it with bicarbonate of soda (the traditionally recommended no-poo option) just once in the last year. I can see how it works, as it made my hair really fluffy and soft and got rid of a big greasy-patch that was annoying me. If you google 'no 'poo' or 'low 'poo' you see a lot of people saying that using bicarb and vinegar ruined their hair, which I can believe. I read some tips from the blog Lulastic, about using very diluted bicarb, very occasionally, which works great for me.
I'm really happy with being low 'poo, my hair is really shiny and feels healthy.
Are you low 'poo?