June 6, 2012

A Confession

First, before I make my confession, I have to say that it has been a long time since I've been on blogger.  It took me several minutes to figure out how to make a new post.  Whew.  It's changed a lot.

I haven't shampooed my hair since December 31, 2011.  Over 5 months ago.  I have gone "no 'poo."  I wash my hair with baking soda and condition it with apple cider vinegar typically about every 4-5 days.  I've let it go a full week before, but at that point it's nasty.  As long as I wash it before that, though, it doesn't look greasy at all, and I like the way that it feels.
Here's my method for my long hair (I used a different one at first, but I like this one much better):
  1.  Brush hair.
  2. Wet hair thoroughly.
  3. Put about a tablespoon of baking soda in palm of hand and use other hand to massage the baking soda all over scalp.
  4. Rinse hair thoroughly.
  5. Fill cup with about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 3/4 cup of water.  I never measure this.
  6. Dip hair into cup.  Let rest in vinegar mixture for about 30 seconds.
  7. Take hair out of cup, and pour remaining vinegar mixture over top of head.
  8. Rinse hair thoroughly, massaging scalp of head to get all of the baking soda out.
  9. Brush hair well, beginning at scalp at least one to two times each day.