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The Blatherings Of A Blitherer

Dirty hair! Dirty hair!

May10

I’ve been thinking for a long time (years, actually) about trying a baking soda scrub and apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) rinse for my hair. I’m sensitive (or out and out allergic) to a lot of chemicals and scents and things, so using something simple like that really appeals to me. But I have this paranoia about being dirty or greasy, and for a long time had a lingering suspicion that cleaning my hair with something other than shampoo wouldn’t work because hey! It’s shampoo! Right?

Then a co-worker mentioned in passing that she’s been using baking soda and ACV for four weeks now. Her hair looks great. If she hadn’t mentioned something, I would never have known.

So today I mixed up some baking soda and water to make a paste, diluted some lemon juice in warm water, and went at my hair.

My hair is still damp so it’s hard to tell what the results are.  I’m worried that the hair near my scalp is oilier than it “should” be (and thus will look like crap) but the longer hair that doesn’t directly touch my scalp feels soft and nice. It actually feels kind of like I conditioned it, but I didn’t use conditioner. I also rubbed some of the baking powder paste on my face and that felt pretty nice.

Stay tuned for more gripping updates about my hair. I’m pretty oily and frankly, not having to wash my hair every 12 hours is really appealing. So hopefully this will work out.

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