I have a secret! I think my experiment is at the right stages to talk about it. I don’t use shampoo nor conditioner!
There – I said it. It started about three weeks ago where I decided I was only going to rinse my hair with water in the shower.
I didn’t use shampoo for two weeks. During that time my hair, root to tip, was enveloped in my own natural oils. Okay, this was getting kind of funky towards the end. The hilarious part was people were complimenting my hair. I really liked how my hair looked, the curls were defined and the waves were locked together as if I was using my favourite hair gel. Imagine that!
Here’s me digging my crazy hippie style of not using shampoo:
After the two weeks of just washing with water I decided I had to do something. I figured I needed two bottles: A: Baking soda and water and B: Apple cider vinegar and water mixture. What else than a trip to the dollar store for BBQ set of ketchup mustard squeeze bottles. These work rather nicely. I did have to cut the tips off a bit more as the squeeze hole was too small.
The mixture is a simple ratio of 1tbsp of (baking sode/apple cider vinegar) to 1 cup of water. You’d think the vinegar would make your hair stinky, but not the case. I just make sure that the baking soda mixture gets to my roots, while the vinegar stays away and into thebody of my hair. I do the vinegar one first in the shower because it feels like the baking soda absorbs the smell.
There you have it – my dirty secret I was waiting to confess.