Friday, January 27, 2012

Naturally washing my hair

I read THIS blog from Living on a Dime, and with my sensitivity to hair products lately, I thought I would try to go Au Natural for hair shampoo and conditioner. 

I normally wash my hair every other day unless my hair is dirty.  About the middle of the day after shampooing, I start to feel really greasy and just yucky.  I have been using vinegar after shampooing about 1-2 times a week anyway, but after reading about substituting my shampoo for baking soda/water mix and conditioner for vinegar...I knew this was just for me.

Tuesday was the first day of Naturally washing my hair:


Wednesday, I didn't wash it and it felt soft and silky with no hint of oil or grease or yuckiness on the frontier.  However... I forgot to take a picture.  (I know...real smart.)

Thursday I washed and conditioned again.  I let it air dry mostly then ran my blow dryer over it for about 5 minutes. 

Then I curled it a little for some body for my date with the hubs.


Friday, another no wash day...and yet...still no sign of grease or oil. 

*I am saving money on shampoo and conditioner.
*There is less itchiness, (still some itchy-but I think it is due to the winter dry air)
*My hair looks healthy and feels silky.
*I am helping to keep water cleaner by not adding the harmful chemicals from shampoo and conditioner to my drain.

*The bottles I am containing the mixtures in tend to get I haven't perfected a way to warm up my hair liquid in the shower quite yet.  (Brrrr....)
*The vinegar rinse makes my hair smell like vinegar.  (I haven't found a solution for that yet.  I wonder about essential oils....hmmmmnnnn.)
*If you shave your legs before you put on the vinegar rinse and it drips onto your newly shaved legs, it does have a little bite.  Maybe condition first? :)

I will keep you updated as I continue to swap my regular shampoo/comdiitioner for the new, Natural, soda/vinegar. 

1 comment:

  1. I've thought about doing this too, but the smell of vinegar is holding me back. :(