Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ditching shampoo - continued

To answer the few questions I've received regarding this (so happy everyone didn't read and immediately unsubscribe!) here is a quick answer. This is the website [click] where I got most of my info:

Q: What amount do I use?
A: I use 1 tbsp and mix it with 1 cup of warm water before getting in the shower every other day. I stir it up with my hands once I'm in the shower - it dissolves quickly.

Q: How long should I leave it in?
A: I wet my hair thoroughly, then slowly pour the whole cup on my head, rubbing at the scalp really well. Then I let it sit for a couple of minutes. While I'm doing other washing.

Q: What about the vinegar?
A: I have a squirt bottle (the ones you see with ketchup in them at picnics) filled with regular white vinegar. The website I looked at (link above) recommended apple cider vinegar. I'm not sure if it matters, but this is what I have lots of on hand (I use it for cleaning and laundry, too). They said to mix 1 tbsp to 1c water, but I just try to squirt a little out all over my hair and let it sit a minute before rinsing.

Q: Does your hair smell like vinegar?
A: It never has smelled like vinegar once I've rinsed, but even if it did it would dissipate as it dried, just like when you use it in the laundry or for cleaning.

Q: Will the baking soda or vinegar harm my plumbing?
A: On the contrary! A very effective method of cleaning out clogged drains is baking soda and vinegar. If anything, this might help keep your pipes in better working order! Once it's in the water, it's well dissolved. It would not gunk anything up.

I think that's everything... post any other questions in this post or the original and I'll try to answer in the comment section!


Laura January 2, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

I tried the baking soda thing this morning for my hair (and apple cider vinegar which I've been doing about a year) and got so many compliments on my hair today! It was shiny and full of volume! LOVE it

The Good Wife January 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM  

What type of hair do you have normally? I tried to go 'poo free before The Good Baby was born and even after a few months my hair was greasy all the time. I tried washing it every other day, every day, every three days and nothing. It was never anything other than a grease spill. I gave up and bought some Burt's Bees and have been using that ever since.
I also think that light hair hides grease better. On my dark hair, it shows up like whoa.
I might try it again but I'm not sure.

Jen January 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

I have thick, coarse, wavy/frizzy blondish/light brown hair. Did you try cutting way back on the vinegar when you did it?

Also, if you were poo free postpartum, that was probably the culprit. Most people get extra sweaty/greasy after a baby is born as they shed all the extra fluid in their bodies. If you did it all while pg, then I believe that it may just not be for you, because I remember how non-greasy I was during pregnancy.

Good luck!

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