It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you, without a dope beat to step to…
It has been a very long time since my last blog post. Part of my being away has a lot to do with:
Yep, that’s right. We’re expecting! Looking forward to birthing our little one into the world in a little under 3 months.
I’m going through some hair drama right now. And, when my hair gets me down I crawl right back to the blogosphere. For the past few months, my hair has just been blah. Blah and increasing accruing more and more build up.
I’ve tried different shampoos, used ACV rinse as a pre-wash… no dice.
My next challenge: straight up no poo.
Step 1: Baking Soda Wash
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 8 ounces of water (bottled/distilled water) (a la this method here)
- Every 2-3 washes I’ll swap the above for 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of silicone free conditioner (a la Kreyola’s Baking Soda Wash method) but I will also add 8 ounces of water.
I read somewhere that your hair could go through detox (a funky stage) from commercial shampoos but switching up your regimen a bit could expedite that phase. I wonder if this list of silicone-free conditioners is up to date. I think I will try one of the cheapies… VO5 or Suave.
Step 2: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
- 4 tablespoons of vinegar to 8 ounces water (a la this method here)
Step 3: Black Tea Rinse
- 2 tea bags steeped in boiling water for 1-2 hours, then cooled. (I do this step to help cut the smelled of the ACV rinse and keep my hair from lightening too much)
Operation no poo goes into affect tomorrow. Wish me luck!