Thursday, May 5, 2011

No More Shampoo and Conditioner

Ever since I found out there is a way to save on shampoo, I had been thinking about giving it a try.  It was not until I saw this post and the hundreds of comments it has then I decided to give it a whirl.

The experience is so far so good.  I am on my day 4 - in the "two week" transition as she said. 

My hair was fluffy on day one - felt like I had just visited an hair salon. 

Day 2 was equally pleasant.

I washed my hair again on day 3.  I had a very busy day that day and did not realize my hair looked a bit dry until Christine pointed it out.  I thought I have very oily hair that was why I did not use the apple cider vinegar as Tsh suggested. 

So this morning (day 4) I just washed in some apple cider vinegar, no baking soda mixture (you should leave the vinegar on your hair for two minutes if you have dry hair.  If you have oily hair, you should just rinse it off after about 30-45 second on your hair.)  I left the vinegar on for about two minutes thinking I could "catch up". Well, my hair turned sorta mat-ty, especially after sitting under the sun a bit longer than I should. 

The beautiful thing to me about this adventure is that even when my hair looked mat-ty, it was not greasy when touched.  my hair is softer and I could slightly styled my hair without needing any gel or mouse.

This is a completely new hair routine for me as I have (or had, rather) always washed my hair on a daily basis.  This method is so frugal and it works with my hair.  The bottom line?  I wish I'd done it sooner.

Now that we saved money from buying commercial hair care products, perhaps I should look into using raw milk to make yogurt! :)

I washed Peter's hair last night with the solution (it is tear free by the way). He would be happy to not have shampoo in his head (he always cries whenever I poured the shampoo on his head and the shampoo was suppose to be tear-free).  Since he is little and does not have lots of oil from his scalp, I would only use the solution on him two times a week.  The rest of the time I would just wash his hair with good 'ol plain water.

He would not sit still for us to take this picture of his hair.  This is the only steady picture we got of him. The lighting was not so good. Oh well, maybe next time it will be a better one.

~This post is linked to Alicia's Thursday Adventure link party

4 comments:

Alicia said...

Awesome! Glad to hear this routine is working for you...brave girl! I'm one of those wash-my-hair-every-day sort...it would definitely take a bit of courage for me to break out and try this!

Aiming4Simple said...

Interesting. We don't shampoo that often anyway. I'll have to check out this method and maybe we'll give it a whirl.

Melinda said...

That's neat that you are trying this. I've experimented with it some too...but haven't had the self-discipline to stick with it.

Starving Student Survivor said...

I've been doing this for close to a year, and I love it. I can't imagine ever going back.