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.

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The amazing vinegar

Vinegar is an amazing ingredient.

I love it with my balsamic over my salads, in my Tabasco to spice things up, a dash of it in a family salsa recipe …

Vinegar can also be used as a household helper.

I have used it to kill weeds, when I was in college I worked at Petsmart we would mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle and clean the outside of the fish tanks with the mix because it wouldn’t harm the fish, it works with cleaning my Keurig coffeemaker (and yes, I know there are issues with ownership of this coffeemaker) and even clean my yoga mats.

As I was cleaning all of my yoga mats this week I started thinking about how amazing and versatile vinegar is. (All yoga mats … as in five [I have six. But since I haven’t used that one since the last time I cleaned I let it be.])

If you want to read about all the miraculous things vinegar does you can read here and here and here.

From a video I watched and some stuff I have read it also seems that vinegar (sometimes in combination with other things) can … Continue reading