Monday, January 23, 2012

No-Poo Update and Thoughts on Frugality.

My classes have started up again so just a quick check in here.

We are now  6 weeks into the no-poo experiment. I'm using baking soda and vinegar infused with thyme instead of shampoo. I'd like to say this is all about ridding my body of toxic materials but it's time to confess my utter cheapskate-ism. I was born a McPherson and I don't know it the stereotype is true but I hate spending money when I don't have to.

That said, I think it is perfectly reasonable to spend 20 bucks on 100 grams of really awesome sock yarn like this.

LOVE Lorna's Laces superwash sock yarn. Oh yeah!

Back to the task at hand. "So, Amy. How goes the no-poo experiment? Can you go out in public, yet?"

Why, yes. I can.
I'm beginning to see a real difference in how much oil my scalp produces. Instead of turning into a grease-ball by the morning after washing, my hair now looks good for two full days and about halfway through the third day. The other upside. My hair looks and feels much thicker. I've always had very fine hair and it tends to be kinda flat. I have a lot more volume and my hair feels smoother, less fuzzy.
I'm washing with baking soda once a week. Lucky for me, I'm an Agriculture major and wearing a hat one or two days a week just helps me look like every other Ag major. The thyme/vinegar rinse goes on after the baking soda is rinsed out. It makes my hair very shiny and even a little more red (yay!).

We'll see how long before I can go all week without going all greasy.

Next - DIY deodorant.

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