The Father Part
First of all, if you’re a dad — Happy Father’s Day. I hope you know how blessed you are.
If you have a father’s heart but don’t have a child, I also wish you a Happy Father’s Day because I’m sure you find ways to nurture and love other living creatures in your life.
Hair Update — Week 5, No Shampoo
I’m still working on perfecting my mixtures.
My “shampoo”, the baking soda rinse (BSR), is great. I still use 1/2 cup BS in a 1 QT bottle of tap water. No changes required.
My “conditioner”, the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) rinse, has taken some work. The current recipe is as follows:
1/3 c ACV
1/4 c Aloe Vera
2 five inch stalks of rosemary
1 QT bottle w/ tap water
Last week in my ACV rinse, I only used 4 tbsp of Aloe Vera, and that didn’t provide nearly enough moisture against the constant chlorine exposure my hair gets, which is why I upped the amount. I may increase it even more when I mix the next batch. Surprisingly, rosemary is the scent that I smell in my hair throughout the day, not the ACV.
I tried alternating the sulfate free conditioner every other cleaning, but for whatever reason, it throws off the texture of my hair and makes it feel oily and icky. I tried a different brand today and it seems much better right now… but then again, I think Sunday are my “perfect” hair day of the week.
Tonight my hair even withstood successfully the damage that a just turned one-year-old little boy can inflict. I’m really not confident that it would have done very well 5 weeks ago!
If you followed along on my Twitter updates (<——over there), you'd be in the know that we had Dinner with Shamu at Sea World San Diego on Saturday night (good food, OK show, much prefer the breakfast to the dinner) and a most enjoyable day with family today.
I hope your weekend was just as enjoyable?
17 responses to “Hairy Fathers.”
on Father’s Day: My Sweetie and I both sent cards to our stepdads and neither of them got cards from their actual birth kids. How wrong is that?
On your hair: I’m glad you are still having good results, but I have to tell you that I am having a psychosomatic response when I read these “no shampoo” posts: It makes my head itch.
I’m glad you got in some nephew time. I know that’s always good for your soul.
Sounds like the birth kids take the relationship for granted.
😆 re: your psychosomatic response… I used to get that, too, when I read about no shampoo. I think that just shows how good of a job the shampoo industry has done in making us as a society think that hair can’t be clean unless it’s been shampooed!
Nephew time is a wonderful thing. 🙂
I am so intrigued by the whole hair/no shampoo thing. Not enough to try it, but I like to read about it!
Thanks for telling me… I was afraid it might be getting boring. Although I find blogs of people who are “no poo” quite fascinating. Especially when they’re going through the adjustment period. 🙂
i’m with brighton re the hair thing …
i know the mosquitoes really like shampoo/conditioner, so it would actually be to my benefit to try to go without!
sounds like you had a real good weekend! yay …
Oh wow… I never even thought about the mosquitoes liking shampoo and conditioner. But you’re absolutely right! Another plus for the BS & ACV. 🙂
sounds like a great weekend. 🙂
It was… I hope you and your family had a good weekend, too?
I had a great weekend with my sweetie and our family. even though I had to work both mornings. nanananana
We had a wonderful time together. Always making memories, we are. 😀
I am trying very hard to make mr green
I think I got it, sorry sweetie for all the post
I’m gonna put you on comment restriction, buddy!
Glad you figured it out, though. Silly.
I’m on my second week of “No Poo.” Just trying your basic recipe for now, maybe I’ll try the rosemary next week. So far so good for me, hair feels great, although it still looks frizzy, but it feels great!
Not sure how I’m going to do the “no poo” method when I go to Chicago this weekend, but I guess I can go back to using shampoo for a few short days.
I bought smaller squeeze bottles at Walmart for when I go to SFO in July, I’ll fill those from my 1 qt. bottles so the mixture is the same. The squeeze bottles are actually water bottles that I removed the freezer bar from the center, only $2 each.
AND maybe you can put some aloe vera in your ACV rinse. I bought a bottle of aloe vera juice for $8 at the local health store (Henry’s Market). I’ve read that’s really good for the frizzies…
yup. tiring, but really good. 🙂
You’ll have to tell me about it…