Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Psalm 63:3

Friday, October 15, 2010

Big secret

You ready? I'm going to tell you something only my husband knows about me. So far.

I don't wash my hair.

With shampoo, that is.

It's a movement, ya know. I read about it years ago, and wondered if I could ever make the leap. 

More recently, on Sortacrunchy, Megan wrote about being shampoo-free...easy peasy...just stop buying shampoo. When you run out, don't replace it. Here's another great post on the hows and whys. {She also explains how to cleanse your face with oil and how to become a cloth TP household. I'm not there yet.} 

I've rinsed my hair with diluted white vinegar for many moons now...and loved the results: softer hair, cleaner scalp, a bit of lighten-ing. 

So, a few weeks ago, I ran of shampoo and decided to do it.

The results are in: I love it...I'm sold. No more coupons or Big Lots buys...two ways in which I used to buy  product. Just baking soda and apple cider vinegar for me. I'm an every-other-day-wash kinda girl, in case you were wondering.

It appeals to my crunchy and frugal tendencies...I don't claim to be full-blown crunchy or frugal...I just lean  those ways. {Sortacrunchy and other sources suggest using Bragg's which can be a little more pricey. I've used that and store brand AC vinegar...both work. But there may be more information about using filtered or unfiltered...haven't looked into it, yet.}

It doesn't hurt that I've deluded myself into thinking that I'm also cleaning my tub as I rinse, saving time on scrubbing. See, it's a win-win.

{For the kids, I still use whatever we have on hand...usually stray hotel bottles. And Sweet Man's on his own in the toiletry department.}


Bekah said...

Wow, I'm intrigued...I've been fed up with having to wash everyday or it's greasy and I can't put it up. Is it greasy? (as in, you wear it down only the 2nd day?) I only ask, since we're talking about such things... :)

Gypsy Momma said...

ok, here's the dirt...:) it's not greasy, but relaxed, as in, if I wanted to style it (ha) then it would be scalp starts to get itchy when I need to wash and I can't stand that...which would be the 3rd day...but I got itchy with shampoo, as my head adjusts (sometimes up to 2 months) that may change

btw- I just read your bravery update...I am touched by your sweet words...needed that this morning. but I am unworthy, dearie! love you!