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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Every Day Hair Care

For those that have followed my "no poo" post I wanted to give a bit of an update. Now that I have long since gone through my transition I am a little more experimental on what I use on my hair and how often. I still recommend that you stay with the basic BS and ACV wash once a week until your scalp has evened out on it's oil production. The truth is your hair will be changing all the time and there is no real way to know what is working well on your hair and what isn't.
I still use 1 tablespoon of baking soda for 1 cup of water, but now I do that twice a week instead of just once.
For the ACV rinse, I am a little more experimental. I really like this recipe for a rinse I use after my twice a week rinse.
1 tablespoon of ACV
2 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
and dissolve it all in 1 cup of warm water.

After I rinse the BS out of my hair I squeeze it dry a bit and add the ACV and honey rinse. Then I put my hair up for the remainder of my shower so that it gets left in for a few minutes. Then rinse.
I still do a regular ACV rinse in between washings when I feel like I need it.
On occasion, I do a deep conditioner like the following. I have to warn you though. My hair never looks good the day of a deep condition. Olive oil is SO hard to get out of your hair. The next day though, my hair looks and feels great.

3 tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of ACV
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil.
Microwave for 15 seconds
Now please people, don't go burning your scalp with this. It will get hot fast so I waited until it was cool enough to tough and began to apply it to the ends of my hair first, then the middle and last the roots (you can even skip the roots if you want)
Next wrap your hair in a super sexy plastic bag for 35 minutes.
Next rinse, rinse, rinse and then when you think it's all out, rinse some more and plan for a pony tail day.
This is what it looked like after it was dry. Yes, it's dry in this pic....pony tail time.
The next day was much better and the effects last for quite some time.
It's been over a week now and my hair still feels really soft. I really need a haircut. 

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