Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm Not Shampooing Anymore

That sounds like a really momentuous announcement, but truth be told, it's not much of a stretch from my life before I read this other blog about it. Now though, instead of complaining that I don't have time for basic personal hygeine, I can pretend say that it's all part of a grander, more noble plan. It might even be better for our world (read: my septic tank). Too, my brother isn't calling me a tree-hugging hippy often enough.

I have the naturally-curly hair that the other blogger talks about, so I figure I might as well give it a go. I haven't followed her prescription exactly (forgot about the vinegar) but Hubby has no complaints so far.

I don't know that it will save us any money. I already was buying quart-or-larger sized shampoo and conditioner at the Used Food Store for $2.99 apiece at most. Each set lasts me a year probably. Maybe longer.

Now, if I could just find a quart of olive oil for $2.99...

3 comments:

Cameron said...

Get it right momo...more Amish than Hippy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsfVw9xxoNY

Andi said...

So I've been pondering this for the last week or so and I'm wondering about some logistics. It's easy to rinse out shampoo in the shower, with all the water spraying down -- how do you make that work with vinegar? Do you dunk? Do you have someone help you? In the shower or out? Before you shower or after?

EllaJac said...

Andi, ROFL! You have put a lot more thought into this than I have. I'm no expert, certainly... So far it is an experiment, certainly, but with great coworkers like I have (kids) they don't mind...
SO FAR I've just poured the vinegar on my hair from the bottle. It's nicest if you keep the vinegar bottle where the warm water from the shower can warm it a bit. I'm not much for cold vinegar showers, myself.

I'm having a harder time with the gal's instruction of 'scrubbing my scalp with a baking soda paste with 1 tablespoon of water'. She doesn't say how much soda, nor how to actually get said soda TO scalp when you have long, thick, curly hair (which she doesn't mention particularly), or if this is to wet hair (wouldn't that qualify as your tablespoon?). I also don't manage to 'rinse my hair with hot water every day'. I can't say that MY hair is 'very soft, clean, and luxurious' yet, but the frizzies are definitely controlled. I keep my hair pinned up in some fashion these days (baby likes to pluck it out with her fists), so it's been kinda nice. Not yet soft, clean, luxurious, but I'll keep you posted.

Too, the whole "baking soda + vinegar = volcano" thing on your head is kinda fun. :D