Ok so life has been a little crazier than normal recently. A certain little monkey has been waking up an hour and a half earlier than normal and taking shorter naps! Urgh! if not for that, i’d have pictures to accompany this post and am sure glad that my partner in crime, Lisa did.
So, I did it: a week of washing my hair with baking soda and vinegar. STINKY! This website is what motivated me in the first place. My dear friend heard a speaker at her MOPS group who’d had breast cancer at 30 years old. She told them that some of the things we use on our hair, on our faces and worse yet on our kids is a real problem. Check the site out here. It concerned Lynda and I enough to try an experiment where we’d ditch the shampoo and try and go back to basics.
I used: 1/8 Cup Baking soda and some warm water.
I then rinsed with 1/2 cup vinegar and then rinsed it all off.
Here’s what I’ve learnt:
- The first time I did the experiment with only the baking soda I hated it. My hair was dry and straw like and even after 2 weeks felt yucky. I really liked using the vinegar on there.
- The vinegar stunk when I put it on but went away after rinsing.
- Somehow the fizzing and popping made me “feel” like something was happening as apposed to just rubbing a sand like mixture on my hair and hoping for the best.
- My hair is coloured and the colour hasn’t faded.
- This mixture is ridiculously cheap and resulted in a great frugal experiment.
- The ancient Egyptians used to use baking soda as soap and loved it’s cleansing properties. If it’s good enough for ancient Pharaohs, it’s good enough for me!
- From now on I’ll be washing with shampoo as I want to finish the bottle I have. Once finished I’ll be back on this!
- Finally, this was a blast. If there’s anything else you’d like us to cover as an experiment, Lisa and I are up for a challenge!
Did you join us? Link up below and share your results!