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Official Update on the “No Poo” Situation

Posted in Livin' Green, Updates with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2009 by Kate

Ok. . .I have to confess, my baking soda/apple cider vineger shampooing method isn’t working out so well.  It works wonderfully for about 5 days, then my hair  feels gross, so I give in and shampoo.  I am almost all out of shampoo, and am in need of a better option.  A friend suggested trying Dr. Bronners liquid soap.  So I went out and bought the peppermint scent.  I cannot stand the smell, and I seem to be allergic to it, as I broke out in all kinds of hives.  Also it makes my hair feel even more gross than the baking soda/ACV.  Only I could be allergic to something so natural.  Ah well, I am open to any suggestions, help??? On the plus side I have been shampooing much less often, every 4-5 days.  Grr.  .  . I am still using the Dr. Bronners for cleaning and such, but I can’t use it on my body or my hair.  Now what?

On a much more positive note, the baking soda as deodorant is working beautifully.  Really, I will never ever ever ever use anything else. . .

Official Update

Posted in DIY, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2009 by Kate

I just wanted to say that today Scott and I tended bar for the Flag Day Parade (busy busy day) and it was a million degrees behind the bar and we were sweaty people. My baking soda as deodorant really held out. I’m not stinky at all. . .I can’t say the same for Scott. I’m never buying a stick of deodorant again!

Also used the baking soda and vinegar method to wash my hair today and followed up with my homemade hairspray (from yesterday’s post,) I have to say that my hair looks and feels great.

The back of my head

The back of my head