Hello beautiful people!
Today, I am teaching you all how to stop using poo, shampoo that is.
I began using this method about a month ago and my hair has never thanked me so much before now. In middle school, when I discovered products and stopped wanting to use whatever my mom brought home for me, i was pulled into the consumer market. I was easily convinced that I HAD to have twenty different hair products to look pretty. Just for any of you who may still believe this, it is NOT true. In the past few years, I have switched to only using natural shampoo and conditioners, but the price was too much for me considering how often I had to purchase it. I was sure there was a better, natural way for me to clean my hair, so I found it.
This method is extremely simple, but everyone is always freaked out by it because there are no harsh chemicals. Will it work? How will I wash the oils out of my hair? Does it smell bad? I shall answer all of the questions I have heard from those who know I use this method.
Supplies you will need:
-2 bottles (32 oz. would be best), a small squirt lid is most convenient, but not necessary
-apple cider vinegar
-a measuring cup
Start with the bottle for the baking soda rinse.
Stick the funnel into the lid
Fill the bottle HALFWAY** with water (tap is fine unless you are just freaked out by tap water).
Pour in 1 tbsp. of baking soda per cup of water your bottle can hold.
For example, if your bottle is 32 oz., pour in 4 tbsp. baking soda.
Fill the remainder of the bottle with water.
Replace the lid.
Shake until everything appears to have dissolved.
**I say halfway because since you are using a funnel, if you fill the bottle all the way to the top with water, the funnel will have water in it and your baking soda will not go in.
Next, fill your second bottle completely with water.
Pour this water into your measuring cup.
Take a look to see how much water is there (mine was 2.5 cups).
Determine how much vinegar you will need to put in, 1/4 cup per cup of water.
Pour out that amount of the water.
Pour in the apple cider vinegar to replace the water you just poured out.
Stick the funnel in the bottle.
Pour this mixture in the bottle.
Replace the lid.
After you have the finished product, it only takes about 5 minutes to do all of this, although the instructions seemed much longer, hop into the shower. This amount of product lasts me one week, washing my hair every single day. I have super thick hair and a lot of it, plus I am part Japanese so it gets oily everyday.
You are going to wet all of your hair very well. Take the baking soda bottle, situate the squirt tip against your scalp. Yes, this sounds weird, but the best way to do this is to get it close onto your scalp. I use my right hand to pour this on and my left hand to part sections of my hair as I pour. Cover your entire head, then massage with your fingertips everywhere. Leave this in for a minute or so- I usually wash my face and then rinse it out. Then follow ASAP with the vinegar rinse.
For the vinegar rinse, tilt your head back- you DO NOT want vinegar water in your eyes- and slowly pour a small amount of this onto your head. Again, massage this through with your fingertips, and rinse. The bottle I use for the vinegar rinse is about half the size of the one I use for the baking soda rinse because you really do not need much of the vinegar rinse.
If you have any questions about this method, feel free to comment below.
Now that I have been using this method for a while, I am really interested in switching to this method. With this method, you only wash your hair with water. Although this freaks out many people who have developed attachments to hair products, I have been slowly working up to this for over a year now. I am going to college in just a few short months and I have been looking for less expensive ways of taking care of my body. The key to transforming your lifestyle to such a natural route is taking it slowly. If you use chemical shampoos right now, switch to a more natural brand, then after you finish a bottle of that, switch to the baking soda method for a month or two, then try the water only method. This is what I have been working up to. I will share this journey with you all once it begins. I plan to finish this bottle of the baking soda method by the end of this week and I will begin the water-only method.
Thanks, hope y'all enjoyed!!
P.S.- I met my roommate over the weekend!!!!! She is so kind, funny, and we are freakishly similar. The excitement for college to begin is overwhelming! 3 more months until I graduate from high school. Time is absolutely flying!!