In the past four years, I've also been transitioning to not washing my hair often. I am grateful for Yah blessing me with long thick hair but its just easier to not have to wash it so often. But I don't enjoy dirty hair either. Since we've made even cleaner choices to our diet, such as eating more raw, I have to say that my scalp and hair does not get as dirty as quickly. I can easily go at least two weeks before washing my hair since I don't experience itchy or oily scalp, what a blessing! Being able to join in on the No Poo challenge is just another step into a more simpler life.
There are different recipes offered. The first recipe my daughter Leah and I tried is as follows:
- baking soda
- apple cider vinegar
- essential oil of your choice
- Thoroughly wet your hair.
- Mix in 1 tbsp of baking soda into 1 cup of water. Be sure to shake up the bottle of water and baking soda. Pour the mixture on your hair. Massage your entire scalp really good. This will not lather but you can pretend to lather the rest of your hair to make sure the rest of your hair will be cleaned also. I then rinse my hair a bit.
- Now your hair is ready for the ACV (apple cider vinegar rinse. ( The last time I rinsed my hair, I poured some ACV into a bottle to better control when applying. The next time, I will mix the ACV with water. The dilution will me better rinse without using too much ACV.) I've always left the conditioner in for at least 3 or more minutes since my hair is thick.
If you'd like to try another recipe, please visit Feelin Feminine here. And make sure to link-up the No Poo Challenge as well. So join in!
One pebble closer to simplicity.
Have you been washing and rinsing your hair with baking soda and vinegar? If so for how long? Do you have other tips you'd like to share with our readers?
This was shared at
Simple Lives Thursday at GNOWGLINS
Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist