Apr 11, 2009

day six

Today I used bicarb paste and massaged it into my scalp for a minute or two and then put the HAVC rinse only on my ends (whereas before I had been putting it all over). The last two times I’ve also roughly blow-dried it, but this time I will let it air dry, which is what you’re supposed to do (it’s been a bit cold though lately, and I can be a bit of a wuss).

When I’ve used shampoo and conditioner in the past my hair often needs product or styling to boost it up a bit, or tame it, or curb fluffy bits. This method seems to make my hair thicker and more manageable, adding texture. You gotta love that! It also feels moisturised, and despite it feeling like it might be a little tangled after the wash a comb easily glides through it.

Also, there is no residual ‘fragrance’ from the apple cider vinegar which I’ve heard others complain about. Not a trace. Mind you, my Honey ACV smells quite nice to start with, and not potent like some vinegars can be.I think I’ll wash Lucy’s hair with bicarb tonight. It tends to look lank quickly, and gets rather tangled so maybe this will change that.

I am still astounded I am able to get nice hair from simply washing it in bicarb and rinsing it in vinegar. I feel self-satisfied thinking of the money the hair industry is currently not getting from me. Long may it continue!


Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Hi there! I am watching with great interest. I have 4 kids and washing my hair with 'poo' is just plain easy. Don't even think about it. Hoping you will inspire me to give it a go!

Malliling said...

Great Idea with the New Blog! I'm waiting for my Kerastase shampoo and conditioner to run out so I can give it a go. My mum is a Dermatologist, so I've tried everything under the sun(even products that aren't available to the public yet since she conducts trials for the companies sometimes). Not much has worked, so I can't wait to go the natural way.Cheers! Malliling.

Ginny said...

Hi - I love your blog and I'm super inspired by all your sewing projects. When I read about your shampoo-free experiment I had to try it that day. I have to say I was surprised at how soft my hair was. I thought that the HAVC would make it super dry. I think I'll try it again tomorrow. Love the new blog!

Catherine said...

Hello, and thanks so much for leaving comments so quickly, most encouraging! I will get going on an update today. So far, I can't think of giving this new regime up. I, too, used to buy a lot of expensive Kerastase products but have to say my hair is better than it has been for a long time.