lets talk some vanity first. As you know if you have read my blog. I am vain, or at least I think looks matter. I will also admit I will judge some one based on their looks. Not really how they look but if they look like they took some time to care about themselves. I don’t care what your body shape or income level or type of clothes you wear there is nothing more attractive than a smiling and confident person who is comfortable with who they are.
So just because I care about my looks doesn’t mean I want to spend a ton of mula, or time. Over a year ago one of the bloggers I was following on twitter (Shana aka Gluten free Girl) talked about not using shampoo because a lot of them had gluten in them. I tried to give up shampoo then but it didn’t work. True to me I thought I don’t need to figure out how do it. I will just jump in and make it work. After about a month my hair was gross and I couldn’t stand it so I started washing it again.
Then several months ago I read Hair Gone Wild by Diane Kidman. Ah ha! that is how you do it. and so I decided to try again with the no ‘poo thing. This time it worked and I am so happy I would never go back. She has a ton of fun recipes in her book some of which I use and some like the honey I have been to chicken to use yet. This is the basics though that use.
My products and tools. I reused my sea salt jar and my baking soda in there. Apple cider vinegar and my cup. Yes I ‘m a Packers fan!
A close up of my shaker for the baking soda. This is how I always thought shampoo should be like. It apples to my lazy self and hey my hair looks great. At the end of a long day when I am washing my face and getting ready for bed I shake this into my hair much like you would use dry shampoo. I use my fingers and rub it along my scalp.
When I get in the shower the next morning I get under the water and rub my scalp again. the baking soda has already absorbed a lot of the oil and now it is scrubbing my scalp. At this point it is like I am washing shampoo out of my hair.
Next comes the vinegar a teaspoon or so in half a cup of water. Pour slowly over your hair and rinse.
This whole process leaves my hair nice, soft and shiny with no dandruff which used to be an issue for me. I have been doing this now for 5 months or so. Not quite sure and my hair has never looked better and I am sure has never been healthier.