I’ve heard nothing but praise from those who have stopped using shampoo in favor of baking soda and apple cider vinegar, so I decided to try it out. The worst that can happen is I don’t like it and switch back to my normal Dove.
I started Sunday. I definitely used too much baking soda in my solution and my hair was stiff and dry and coated in a greyish tinge. I had to go to church like that unfortunately, but when I got back I rinsed it with water two or three times and then rinsed it with lime juice. Monday I didn’t wash it at all, in favor of letting the oils in my scalp return to nature’s balance. Today after a baking soda wash and rosemary/lime/water rinse, my hair is a bit on the dry side. I rubbed coconut oil in the ends and, when my hair had dried, brushed it 100 times to distribute the oils from my scalp throughout the rest of my hair.
I bought all-natural, organic oatmeal soap and witch hazel at the grocery store today so tomorrow, I’ll be entirely “green” when I shower. As soon as I run out of toothpaste and lotion, I’ll be trying homemade recipes for those as well.