Monday, May 6, 2013
You Washed Your Hair With What?
I was talking to a friend at the park last week. She has the most lovely shiny, silky, soft curls. She shared with me that she used to use Wen shampoo, but uses baking soda and apple cider vinegar (ACV) now.
I use Wen and while I like the results, it's expensive. I decided to give baking soda and ACV a try. First, I did a search of how to do this properly and came up with this article. Then I raided the pantry. Hubby is so used to my odd ways, he didn't even bat an eye.
In the shower, I made a paste of the baking soda and water and rubbed it into my scalp. Then I rinsed well. I didn't put any soda into the ends, the article said that rinsing would wash that enough. In a bowl, I mixed a few tablespoons of ACV, a cup or 2 of water and a drop of lavender oil (so I wouldn't smell like a pickle). I swished the ends of my hair in the bowl then poured the rest over my scalp and rinsed.
I was surprised that even without any type of conditioner, my hair was soft and easy to comb out. It has been a couple of days since I washed it this way and it still looks clean and shiny.
Several articles say that it may take a few weeks for your hair to adjust to the new routine. I'm going to stick with it and hopefully I can quit buying expensive shampoo!