I’ve gone no poo. It’s all Pinterest’s fault. I’m on day four, and my hair is now globs of grease balls and straw. After the first wash a few days ago, it was softer than it’s been in a long time! It’s weird. I hear it gets better. I believe it will. I’ve read this is what happens. So I must be doing something right?
I’ve also found myself ordering activated charcoal and essential oils. I used to read about this “crunchy” movement and it would do one of two things: 1) stress me out because how on EARTH do you find time to do these things, much less MAKE them? 2) roll my eyes, and think, that’s NUTS! I’ll just buy the better shampoo, you know not the one that costs a couple bucks and not the one that costs $17 for a bottle, but somewhere in between.
Well I got to reading that making your own shampoo doesn’t require anything special. Baking soda, water, apple cider vinegar. All stuff I had, or knew where to get. And for next to nothing! Plus it’s all kinds of good for your hair. And after throwing a ton of bleach in my hair to get ‘ombre’ in it, I thought I’d better do something before I have to whack it all off. My hair splits so easily.
So we’re doing this. Slowly.
I’ve also stopped drinking cow milk. Though, not sure that counts as being ‘crunchy’, but its a HUGE change. I don’t miss it like I thought I would, but I do miss it when I’m eating a chocolate chip cookie!
From time to time I’ll catch up you on my crunchiness. Some of it will be gross, like greasy hair confessions, but I’m hoping it’s a start to cleaner, healthier living.