After my little pity party in the last update, it’s only fair to let you know that things are going better now – except where the part about mockery comes in, but no fair reading ahead. All mockery in due time.
Last time I posted about my no-shampoo adventure, I was feeling discouraged. After weeks of steady improvement and a decrease in the amount of oil produced by my scalp, I felt like I was regressing. My hair was suddenly more oily instead of less. My dandruff seemed to be coming back. I thought I was almost done adjusting and then it seemed like I might be back in the early stages again. I was whiny.
I asked for encouragement, and I received it. Thank you.
Now my hair is also encouraging me. This week, I feel like I’m back on track. My hair is feeling and looking better than it has in weeks or months, with less washing. I used an egg on it this morning just to get ready for our trip to Oklahoma City, but I can’t remember the last time I egged it, and it really wasn’t too oily yet.
Which brings me to the bit about mockery.
A sweet and encouraging reader suggested this:
…Then try an egg mixed with lemon juice, 1/4 cup water and BS pour it on bit by bit and really massage it in well to the scalp and through the hair. Followed by a cold CV rinse…
I love you Sophie, but I got the impression that you said to mix the egg, lemon juice, water and baking soda all together before using it on your hair, right?
So I did it. Was this a practical joke, Sophie? Are you sitting in front of your computer giggling right now?
You all have my permission to start laughing now, because I’m probably the only one who didn’t see this coming. I found myself holding an impromptu science experiment in the palm of my hand. My “shampoo” turned into an overflowing glass of yolk-colored fizz and foam. I yelped and stammered in surprise, trying to decide whether I was closer to the bathroom sink or the kitchen sink, while all the kids came running to see what their ever-calm-and-collected mother was so excited about.
When the reaction had slowed, I went on with what I doing. My hair is nice and clean now, and I expect it to stay that way through the weekend, maybe with the help of a baking soda/vinegar treatment in a few days.
Oh, and you can stop laughing now. It’s not that funny.