I have a confession to make. I have not shampooed my hair for two weeks. I have been washing my hair, just not shampooing it. Let me clarify the why and the how.
First, the why. I have been determining resourceful ways to reduce costs & save my dollars, to eliminate more plastic going to our overloaded landfills, and to just go as natural as possible to rid myself of unnecessary ingredients that are just plain bad. Shampoo strips our hair of its essentials oils and can be irritating to our skin. And anyhoo...I love being creative and finding alternative ways to do things.
Now, the how. I use baking soda to replace shampoo and vinegar to replace conditioner. The results are fabulous. To clean my hair, I made a mixture of about 1 part baking soda to 4-5 parts water and put it in a bottle. To wash my hair, I wet it, shake my bottle mixture, add some to my hair, lightly massage my scalp and hair, and rinse. For the vinegar solution, I mixed half water to half vinegar in a bottle. I add it to my hair after I've washed it and rinse again. It's that easy!
Now I will admit I was a little nervous to try this, but my hair is clean and it smells clean. I'm spending less time on my hair to make it cooperate and using less hair products including that dreaded hairspray that desperately clings to every surface within my bathroom.
And I am so happy that today I accidently found another blogger who is using the same method I have discovered. It's so nice to know that I'm not a lone ranger when it comes to hair care. So, to shampoo or not to shampoo? I'd say the verdict is in!