This past week has been busy busy busy 🙂
I decided to try out a new hair routine, and I have to say that I am loving it. I was using shampoo bars before and they worked well, but the texture of my hair was kind of off, and I had to wash every day. Now I have switched to the no-poo method.
For those of you who haven’t heard of this method, it is really simple. For shampoo I mix a small amount of baking soda with a cup or two of water, scrub my head and rinse. Then as a clarifying rinse/conditioner I mix a bit of apple cider vinegar with water and rinse through my hair.
From what I had researched about the method I expected it to take a while for my hair to transition to the new method, but surprisingly it only took a few days before my hair transitioned beautifully.
My hair feels great and I can go a few days without washing it, and it doesn’t smell or get greasy like it used to. (I always wash on days I work-out though, so I end up washing probably 3-4 times a week right now.)
The best part of this method is that it reuses things that I already keep in my pantry, making my shopping list shorter. It is also extremely gentle on my hair as well as the environment. The baking soda can be bought in bulk, and the apple cider vinegar I buy comes in a glass jar (I haven’t found it in bulk yet).
My bathroom routine is now completely made over from what it was a year ago. I used to have tons of plastic product bottles in my closet and shower….now it only has baking soda, ACV, a shaving bar, bar of soap, safety razor, home-made toothpaste, bamboo toothbrush, oils for my face, and my bamboo hairbrush.
For those of you who haven’t tried out the no-poo method, I would definitely recommend it. It may take a week or two to transition, but after that it is ridiculously easy 🙂
What other methods have you used for your hair?