The no shampoo experiment

I have talked in the past about my scalp issues and how I don’t wash my hair on a daily basis. I stopped washing my hair daily about eight years ago.

I wash my hair about twice a week.

A friend, who has similar scalp issues, recently told me that she “washes” her hair with baking soda and water and “conditions” with apple cider vinegar.

So I finally decided to try it.

For the past month I have washed my hair with baking soda/water and conditioned with apple cider vinegar.

The first time I washed my hair with the baking soda and water I could feel my hair squeak as I rinsed it out. Squeak, like when it’s really clean. Wow! I decided to give a second go to my hair and scalp since I have dry scalp issues and a lot of hair.

After that I poured the vinegar over my hair and massaged it into the ends.

You have to get used to the idea of no suds while washing your hair. I just massaged the concoction into my scalp and made sure it made it through all of my hair, which is why I gave it two washings.

I left … Continue reading

Review Wednesday: Aveda’s Scalp Remedy

I have dry scalp, which shouldn’t be confused with dandruff.

I won’t go into all of the details. If you want to know more feel free to look it up.

What I will quote from a blog post titled There is a difference between dandruff & dry scalp is that dry scalp is due to loss of moisture from the skin and can be caused by the application of soap, strong detergents, cold weather, product build up, hard water, and diet (example: caffeine).

When we switch from summer to fall my scalp gets a little irritated. But when we switch from fall to winter my scalp goes nuts.

Over the years I have tried all kinds of things, including dandruff shampoos, which don’t work for my dry scalp.

At the suggestion of my hair stylist (years ago) I decided to try Aveda’s Scalp Remedy.

It’s a spray that I massage into my scalp. I have found it works best right after I have washed my hair (which I only do about twice a week) while my hair is still wet.

If possible I like to have the Scalp Remedy on my scalp over night. But sometimes it is just on … Continue reading