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Libek ([personal profile] rainfall) wrote2013-09-01 10:25 am

No-Shampoo, Day 1

It's kind of hard to tell because my hair is still wet, but I feel better about the routine, at least, than I did back when I was just not using shampoo full stop.

I mixed:

2 tbsp baking powder with 8 tbsp water
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar with 12 tbsp water

The idea is 1-2 part baking powder to 4 parts water, with more or less baking powder depending on how oily your hair is and more or less of the whole mixture depending on how much hair you have. So, shoulder-length like me, 9 or 10 tbsp of mixture total. More tablespoons at the same ratio for more hair.

The apple cider vinegar mix should always be 1 part vinegar, 4 parts water.

So I scrubbed the baking soda into my hair, let it sit for three minutes. (It's one to three minutes, but my hair gets greasy by the end of the DAY, so.) Then I rinsed it out with warm water.

Everything I read cautioned me that I might get some of this stuff in my eyes, by the way, and yeeeeah I totally did, ugh. When my squeeze bottles get here on the 4th, I'll use them instead of tupperware and it'll be better.

I used the vinegar to rinse my hair out, turned the water temperature down to very cool, and rinsed the vinegar out of my hair.

My hair totally smells like vinegar right now, but the lavender oil will get here on the 4th too, and then the smell will be better. :D

Another thing to keep in mind is that if you use this method, your hair will take longer to dry! As is demonstrated by my hair still being weeeet.

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