it's official, i'm a hippie


a dirty, dirty, hippie.

i like granola and gardening and thrift stores and sewing and recycling and now.... i'm attempting to no longer use shampoo to wash my hair.

after positive results from here, and reading more information here, i checked my pantry last night and realized i had the 2 essential ingredients! baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

my only "concern" was that i might smell like vinegar, or the bathroom would smell like vinegar, but that actually wouldn't be a huge problem for me (just for everyone else). i LOVE vinegar! bathing in vinegar would be like sweet, sweet (sour?) heaven. my mouth is slavering right now. how gross is that?

anyways, it's simple.

1 tbsp baking soda + 1 cup warm water. pour. wait a minute.
and for a rinse, 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 cup warm water.
rinse w/ cold water.

i think i did it wrong. i think i was supposed to do the baking soda, rinse, and then the cider rinse. instead, i did baking soda, waited a minute, and did the vinegar rinse right away. mini volcano in my hair? the "rinse" term confused me. did they mean rinse w/ water and then the vinegar "rinse", by which they meant "conditioner rinse"?!

my hair doesn't feel really bad. immediately after i rinsed out the vinegar rinse, my hair felt way thicker. like, not-my-hair-thick. the ends feel a little dry, but not sure if it's because it probably needs to be cut off (split-end-badness) or because of the baking soda. or the lack of a water rinse between the 2.

also, how often do i do this? every night? every other night? i need more instruction!

so we'll see how it goes! ant said i didn't smell like a tossed salad, which is, really, a good thing on multiple levels.

[EDIT: way better instructions here.]


Dragonslayer said...

goddamn tree hugger...

no offense.

lepetitdoodler said...

ooh, neat. but be careful! sometimes vinegar can smell like b.o....... not the good kind. (dude, is there even a good kind?)