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A quick recap of the past few weeks:
(When having friends over or visiting friends)
Me: Hi! So good to see you! Uhh…sorry about my hair…I’m transitioning to a no-chemical hair routine and my hair is detoxing. I really do shower…uhhhh…
Yeah. The transition period of the no-chemical thing is NO FUN. I feel like I’m 13 all over again. And trust me, 13 was not a good year.
I’m not sure if my hair is finally adjusting or I’m finally figuring out the best way to go “no shampoo.” I’ve done this before and I don’t remember the transition time looking like I hadn’t showered in a week.
I think I’ve finally settled on a good routine. Before I wash my hair, I pour about 1 1/2 TBSP baking soda into a little container. When I’m ready to wash my hair, I fill the rest of it with warm water, gently pour it over my head, and massage it into my scalp and rinse. Following that I pour about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar into a large plastic cup (I get my ACV for personal care use organic by the gallon) and fill the rest with warm water. Pour over hair (avoid the eyes!!!) and let sit on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly. When I had longer hair I used to dip sections of my hair into the cup at a time. Now that it’s short it’s easier to cover all of my hair with the rinse.
I am still researching homemade shampoo. If you are looking for natural shampoo options, be sure to check out my Pinterest board for a look at the ideas I find.