Tuesday, January 15, 2013
2 Months Without Washing My Hair
Well, its been two months since I stopped using shampoo and conditioner. I tried to just do the water rinse about 2 weeks ago, and after a week my hair just felt like it was covered with a greasy residue. I am using the baking soda and apple cider vinegar technique at this point, although sometimes if Claire is asleep, I do just rinse with water. What I did initially was make a paste out of the baking soda and some water. What I have found that works better for me is miking baking soda and water so that it is basically just dissolved in a liquid form. This is much easier to distribute through your hair and easier to get it to the middle of the scalp, which was hard to access with a paste. I can now use a squirt bottle of baking soda and water that I simply shake up before applying to the scalp, and another squirt bottle of apple cider vinegar and water that I squirt in at the end. I have noticed that my hair smells like vinegar until it dries, but otherwise it looks and feels fine. In the pictures below you can see my hair now. I have not showered in 2 days... (showering later I swear!). I have also had my hair in a pony tail since the last shower. At what point after having a baby will I feel like doing something else with my hair? I just don't see the point. Anyway. So far so good. In another month I'll try the water only technique again.