I’ve only recently started growing my hair long. As a child my mother didn’t let me grow itbecause grooming wasn’t exactly my strong suit. So, if I wasn’t going to take care of it then I couldn’t have it.
As I got older and more inclined to primp and preen I stilldidn’t let it grow beyond my shoulders.
Until I met my (now) hubby. Early on in our relationship it became apparent that he likes longhair. So, I let it grow.
It’s taken some time but my hair has gotten fairly long . .. a little more than halfway down my back.
Anyhoo . . . I know I have awesome hair because I washanging out with some friends, chatting and whatnot when someone came up behindme and started playing with my hair . . . running his hands through it andstroking it. At first, I thought it washubby . . . it wasn’t. It was a littlecreepy even though I know the guy. He waslike, “you have really nice hair”, and continued to stroke it. So, Isaid . . . “I haven’t shampooed my hair in over six months, you know”
Really, I haven’t.
It started out as an experiment. I liked the results so much that I’veincorporated it into my regular grooming. No-pooing is healthy, inexpensive and my hair has never looked better orhealthier.
My regime is to wash my hair with a tablespoon or so ofbaking soda dissolved into a couple cups of warm water. I pour it on the roots and work it through tothe ends then rinse it out. Baking sodaremoves excess oil, debris and quite effectively eliminates odors.
I mention the odor removing properties because I work as abartender part-time. I work in a privateclub that allows smoking . . . including cigars. So after working my hair oftenreeks of smoke. The baking soda washcompletely neutralizes the smoky smell. Itquite impressive.
Because baking soda leaves my hair unmanageable if I don’tfollow up with a rinse. So after washingI apply a rinse of either cider vinegar and water or lemon juice and water;which are both acids withi effectively counteracts the alkalinity of the bakingsoda. The rinse leaves my hair tanglefree, soft and glossy. Believe it or notthe vinegar smell completely rinses away and leaves my hair smelling like . . .well . . . hair. No perfumes, nochemicals . . . just clean, fresh hair.
Anyhoo . . . my hair is awesome . . . just sayin’.