Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Updo and Update


(365 day 71 photo)

Ok, it's been about 15 days since I went shampoo-free. I'm using boar's bristle brushes to comb out my hair in sections each day and massaging the scalp with a horn comb before I wash. I only seem to need to wash with the baking soda solution about every 3rd or 4th day, which is better than the every other day I used to wash it. I did change the apple cider vinegar solution to white vinegar like some on this site suggested to combat oiliness and added about 6 drops of rosemary essential oil to it. It is a little yucky when it's in my hair, but afterward I just smell a hint of rosemary.

My report: less greasiness, less washing in general, less time in the shower, slightly smoother looking (even my natural frizz on top), safer products, okay smell or no smell, and it works better than stuff like crystal deoderant

BUT it doesn't smell as great as drugstore conditioner and my family is disturbed by the cold water rinse induced screaming. That takes guts.
Since I'm only 2 weeks in, my hair is by no means perfect. I still wear it in a ponytail half of the time.

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