Okay, I have to say that I picked Tuesday's as my ecotox post day only because of the alliteration in the title.
Tuesdays are really not a great day for me to have a post ready for. I have meetings on Tuesday nights that I need to prepare for beforehand, so I think I need to get over the title and pick a new day that works better!
So I do not have a post for you today, but I DO have exciting news!
I've settled on a new blog home and name! I've been wanting to move this blog so that other non-xanga members can comment. I'll miss being part of the xanga community but I hope that you will continue to visit my new blog and sign up for post feeds too!
In the coming weeks I"ll be setting up the new blog and will launch it sometime this month!
So far this is easier than the comments section online indicated!
I washed with the baking soda and water mix on Monday and Thursday. I brush the oils through my hair in the morning, and overall it's not too dirty looking, and actually feels good!I've been careful with the washes because apparently the soda can cause breakage if you are too rough. I've also skipped the apple cider vinegar conditioner, just because I don't need it as my hair isn't tangling. But, I will try it next week to see if it helps with the small bit of static.
My hair feels thicker and seems to have more...attitude? Not sure how else to describe it. The other day I did a side part and it fell like I was a 1950s movie star, not like in the past, where it just looked like normal fluffy hair with a side part.
All these years I was convinced I HAD to wash my hair everyday, or else it would be/feel disgusting. Maybe that was the case during my teenage years, but it doesn't seem to be now. Which is great, because I hate having wet hair.
In the name of less chemical consumption/exposure/waste, I'm jumping on to the "No 'Poo" train.
Basically this means I won't be using shampoo anymore; instead I'll be washing every few days with baking soda and water, and conditioning with apple cider vinegar and water. There should be an initial adjustment period, after which my hair's oil production will balance out and do the work that conditioner used to do, without overproducing and becoming gross. Benefits include thicker, healthier more voluminous hair and less washing/styling (not that I style ever...) fuss.
So my last shampoo was Saturday morning. I used baking soda last night and my hair feels and looks awesome this morning!
If you're interested in the process, here's a site that explains the routine.
It's a bit overwhelming when you start reading the comments and hearing the individual stories. Everyone's hair reacts differently, and ratios/ingredients might need to deviate from the recipe because of that. Fingers crossed my hair likes this!
Oh, it's also supposed to be great for decreasing frizz and defining curls, for those of you with curly hair! @oldreliable