Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Shampoo-Free: Day One

I know you're super excited to read about me not using shampoo. I mean, you want to live vicariously through me, and you might even try it if I'm successful with it. Right?

Nah, you're probably thinking, "That is disgusting, and she is crazy!"

I think you're both right.

I bought a bunch of stuff yesterday to prepare for my making all-natural home cleaners spree, and I was out of shampoo, anyway. Remember, here is the link for how to go shampoo-free. So, I rinsed out my Aveda bottle (which is pretty natural and smells DIVINE), and filled it with one cup of warm water mixed with 1 tbsp. of baking soda. I just used a little bit squirted on my head (b/c it's watery and won't stay in the hand). Let it sit a bit, then rinsed. Voila!

I shower at night (because there is no way I am getting up before 5 to shower) because I have three chilluns who can't be left unsupervised. It works for me. Anyway, I slept on wet hair (don't tell my grandma), and my hair looked just as crazy as it normally does. I got it wet and finger-styled it. Done.

I am going to make the apple-cider vinegar rinse to use a couple of times a week. I may give it a whirl tonight.

My hair feels clean. Dave said it doesn't smell. It was manageable. But, it's still Day One. I'm a bit worried about the greasy de-tox. I have heard it can last a couple of weeks. I'm hoping I don't have to worry about it. At least my hair is short, and I can use barrettes to distract. :)

Who is going to cross-over into crunchy-granola land with me?

In other news, I have not gotten to run since Sunday night. Circumstances have prevented me from doing so. I think I am going to get to go today. I will just modify a bit more.

Sam is getting braver all the time with his leg. He kind of makes me nervous sometimes, and I have had to get onto him about putting weight on it. I am so nervous he is going to reinjure himself.

I now understand the gardening addiction. It is so much fun to see stuff grow. The square foot gardening model makes it relatively painless too--very little weeding. I actually went out and bought a large strawberry plant last night and put it in a pot. I just keep wanting to grow MORE. :) I will get some pictures on here soon.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. I am interested in your not using shampoo and into crossing into crunchy granola land with you. I read about the shampoo thing last year and I really wanted to try it, but having fine blonde hair, I can't even go a day without washing it or I look like I haven't showered in 3 or 4. I want to try it so badly but getting over the initial hump would be really hard for me. I'm very interested to see how yours goes though.

    I'm going to run out of laundry detergent this week and I've bought supplies to make my own, so that's my first step! I'm excited.

  2. This is exciting! I have always doubted I could pull this off. I have to wash my hair every other day or it is gross. Can't wait to see what happens.

  3. Yup, I am impressed. Mostly I want to see pictures of the de-tox stage! I'm gonna stick with Aveda for now, which is super expensive but if I quit, Jason would be at a loss for all holiday shopping!

  4. I just read about the no shampoo thing a few days ago. I only wash my hair one or twice a week as it is--I know it's disgusting, I just hate "maintenance" lol. I am interested to see hear how it goes. =)

  5. When my bottle is empty, I may go down this road with you... I am all about going all natural but I have to watch my pennies too so I do not want to waste what I have! Also, thanks for sharing all the links for the natural cleaners... I am going down that road too and you saved me a bunch of work!!!

  6. I think I might go "poo" free with you Amanda... I admit I'm alittle nervous but we'll see what will happen.


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