Friday, April 29, 2011

Hair Cut

I made it past a month! Today is day 34, and I think I will likely stop keeping track of the days. Mentioning the exact day on each post is a pure pain in the ass.

I keep talking about how much I want to get a trim and I finally found the time to do it. I told the chick at Great Clips that I was 'no-pooing' and she had no idea what I was talking about. I felt ridiculous. She tried to sell me some dry shampoo and when she told me about it I just kinda said 'huh.' and left it at that. I'm thinking the trim will make my hair less frizzy. I also had her thin it out with thinning shears. I hate that it is shorter but know this was necessary.

Also, on a completely unrelated note, I had my last class of the semester today, bwahaha! Not that it matters here or that anyone cares...

So, I am making it almost a week between baking soda washes at this point. On Monday I bs/acv-ed for the first time in 6 days, then I did it again today. It feels good to be doing it less and less frequently.

The first pic is a pic of my hair yesterday after water-only washing it, so you can see the length. The second picture is my trimmed hair. I can't wait to see what it looks like after water-only washing it tomorrow and plopping it. Hooray, me for trimming it and for lasting over a month!!


  1. I bet the lady at Great Clips was rather freaked out by your request for no shampooing! Lookin'good!

  2. This is really cool, you're hair looks awesome. I've been considering going this route but I swim a couple times a week. How would I keep the chlorine from stinking up/damaging my hair?

  3. Rachel, that's a good question. I googled it and found a thread with a similar question here ( I read the first two or three responses, and it looks like something you might be interested in.

    Basically, if you look at my post just prior to this one I talk about 'cone-free conditioners. If you are going no-poo you might consider still conditioning occasionally if you swim a lot. In the thread I linked above someone mentions slathering on conditioner before you swim and leaving it in... I would definitely do that if you're concerned. The baking soda will clean it very well and keeping it moisturized is key; try honey or olive oil or both as well. I even use vitamin E every once in awhile. Let me know how it works for you!