Sunday, June 24, 2012

Natural hair at last

So I've finally come to the decision that I will be going no 'poo. Those that aren't familiar with the lingo it means no shampoo. There are a TON of chemicals that are linked to cancer found in most shampoos on the market. The first one I found out about was SLS (sodium laureth sulfate) which is what helps your shampoo lather.
Personally, I'd rather not expose myself to more chemicals than I should.

So my no 'poo journey begins with the most basic no 'poo of them all-
Baking soda. 1 tbsp baking soda combined with 1 cup warm soft (reverse osmosis, distilled, or boiled) water is combined and then used to wash hair.
*can add tea bags, honey, olive oil*

After that a vinegar rinse is recommended. I am using 2 tbsps raw apple cidar vingar with 2 cups soft water. I put it in right after the baking soda and it fizzes as a reaction. Then I just wash it out.

So far my hair is extremely curly and a little dry. I found an amazing recipe for a shampoo bar that I will be making soon and updating on my hair.

A side note-I have also been dying my hair since I was 11 years old. Yikes! But after dying it too many times to count, I've decided I want to let it grow out. Now I bleached my hair out last year and my last hair color is fading, and I seem to have a strange ombre affect going on with 4 different colors. And I want to grow my hair out to at least my waist, so that is why I'm so concerned with taking good care of it now.

Xoxo.
My hair over two years ago when I dyed it with henna.

My hair this morning right aftr my shower.

And the hair length I want.

4 comments:

  1. HMMMM, INTERESTING....GOTTA TRY IT OUT!!!HAVE BEEN USING SOME ORGANIC 'POOS AND DEFINITELY LIKED IT BUT ALL NATURAL AND HOME MADE IS ALWAYS A WAY TO GO!!!:)



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    1. I stopped doing the no poo method with baking soda and vinegar. A few weeks ago I started doing the conditioner method (washing hair with vegan, sulfate and silicone free conditioner) and my hair is soft, shiny, and less frizzy!

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