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Unwashed

Unwashed

I have decided to stop washing my hair. I have never liked the ingredients in regular shampoos, and have never liked the prices of organic varieties. I have wasted so much time in my life struggling with whether to do what is right for my body and the planet or what is better for my wallet. That issue is worse now that I have the same decisions to make for our children. It seems so minor, but it bothers me.

I wash my body with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. Peppermint…oh yeah! I love it. I always have. I have tried using it on my hair and I just don’t like it after a couple of weeks.

So, I am going to “no-poo”. I am starting out with 1 tablespoon of baking soda dissolved in 8 ounces of warm water. I squirted that onto my scalp and rubbed it it, then rinsed as usual. Then I applied 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in 8 ounces of water. Then rinse that. My hair looks, feels, and smells great.

I guess that there is an adjustment period sometimes for hair that is accustomed to products. It may look dry or oil for a couple of weeks until the scalp adjusts. That is why I decided to wait until the weather was cooler to try this out.

So far, so good.