I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks since I shampooed. The change has been very gradual, but either my hair is getting better or I’m getting used to this. I’ve decided to wash with a mixutre of 1 egg and a bit of lemon juice once each week, and use baking soda with apple cider vinegar about every other day for the rest of the week.
Incidentally, I learned the same lesson that the Headmistress learned about egg shampoo, though not so dramatically. Don’t use very hot water, Do rinse very thoroughly, and for the love of all that is good and pure, Don’t use a blow dryer on your hair unless you want to see how many bits of egg white you missed even though you thought you were rinsing thoroughly.
And if you don’t take my advice? Well, the bits of cooked egg white comb out pretty easily.
My hair still seems a bit heavy and greasy, but not terribly so. I can wear it down if I want, but I still don’t think it really looks nice. Since we moved to south Texas I’ve preferred to keep it up anyway. All my short new hairs that used to stick up stubbornly all over my head are far more manageable with a bit of natural oil on them. In this sense, my hair looks far better! No more post-partum crew cut!
I do still notice a bit of that “scalp” smell that a commentor mentioned, but everyone else in the house swears they can’t smell it unless they sniff my head closely, not something I expect to happen often in public places. Hubby has requested that I wash the pillow cases more often since it has become noticeable there. I was thinking the same thing.
I was tickled to learn this week that several of my sisters and one sister in law are doing this as well. I’m not the family nutcase! At least, not the only one. I was also pleased to learn that NPR did a story on the spreading No-Poo movement, so apparently the idea is going mainstream. Even so, I refuse to call it No-Poo. I just can’t do it. It sounds too much like…well, you know what it sounds like. We crazy people have to draw the line somewhere, you know.