Sunday, May 4, 2014

Going Granola

I'm pretty suggestible sometimes. So when I read about something called "no poo," I was intrigued. I read up on it. I considered it for a while. I decided that it sounded like something I could try. Then I let it go. Instead, I switched to a natural shampoo and conditioner. If what I read about shampoo is true, it's actually some really nasty stuff. Not at all good for your hair, like they want you to believe. 

So when the last of my natural (and crazy expensive) shampoo ran out, I decided now was the time to go no poo. It also happened to be May 1. Easy for me to remember. So I used a clarifying shampoo, as recommended. I did nothing for 2 days. That morning I used a dry shampoo made of corn starch and cocoa. My hair really didn't seem too bad. 

When it came time to wash my hair, I used the baking soda paste method. I thought it sounded easier, but I felt like I wasn't using enough. I kind of guessed about how long to leave it on. Then I used the apple cider vinegar rinse. That stuff smells something awful. Worse than white vinegar, which I didn't know was possible. So the first experiment wasn't very pleasant.

The results were mixed. I wasn't really impressed with the way my hair felt. Plus I thought my scalp was itchy. That was Monday. Tuesday I did nothing. Today I used a natural shampoo and conditioner again. My hair felt normal again. I think the next time I wash, I won't use the paste method. I want to stick with this for a while, just to see what happens.

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