An update is in order. Almost a month ago I stopped washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner. How’s it going? Great!
I’ve got two bottles in the shower (whatever you’ve got laying around, old shampoo bottles work great), one for the baking soda mix, one for the cider vinegar mix. I keep the ingredients under the bathroom sink and quickly mix up my concoctions before I get in the shower. Although I don’t get a big, sudsy lather going with baking soda, I do feel my hair getting clean. No more build-up from shampoo means cleaner, shinier, more natural hair, and I don’t have all the annoying little frizzies I used to have. I don’t need to use styling gunk to make it look good, it does that on its own. Granted, I don’t have a fussy style, I’m a wash and go kinda girl. And this, my friends, is working for me. Dandily. Spellcheck tells me that’s not a word. I disagree.
I said in my last post about this that I was mostly doing this for the financial reasons. While that helps, I’ve gotta say that I’m really thrilled to be reducing my chemical bath. For the most part I don’t know what they put in shampoo and conditioner, but I do know that most gave me headaches from the smell (which I also mentioned before), and many gave my rashes – I suspect a result of the SLS is most shampoo, but never could pinpoint if that was really the culprit. All I know is that this hair washing routine is making life easier.
Three cheers! Hip hip……