My hair tends to be dry towards the ends, and I have to wash it every day or it will be oily. So I decided to use the baking soda and vinegar route. Baking soda to "wash" my hair/scalp and apple cider vinegar mixed with water as a rinse.
On days when I'm going to be working around the house I will skip washing my hair. I do this with the idea that not washing it keeps the ends from drying out and (hopefully) keeps my color longer. I may be way off on this, I'm not a beautician by any means. But that's what I do. So on the morning I did this I hadn't washed me hair the day before.
I started out with a cup full of baking soda. Once my hair was wet I worked the baking soda in. This wasn't an easy task. The second the soda got wet it turned to paste. I scrubbed it around my scalp and rinsed it out. Then I applied the apple cider vinegar diluted with water to all of my hair and rinsed it out.
Vinegar is my best friend. I use it all the time to clean a number of things. However, it is not kind to my hair. Or my skin:
Everywhere the vinegar touched felt like a sunburn.
Not only that but my hair did not feel clean. I felt dirty and greasy all day. I think it smelled like a pickle. In all fairness, I read that if you could smell the vinegar than you weren't diluting it enough, but I diluted it according to the directions so I'm not sure.
I couldn't take it- I ended up washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner before I went to bed.
Lesson learned- vinegar is great on my mirrors but not so much on my hair.
This post is part of the A to Z Challenge.