Thyri Gullinvargr wrote:.... I'm experimenting with cutting down on soap and am finding I can just do a thorough rinse with a fair bit of mechanical action (rubbing the pits while rinsing ) every day and soap every 2nd or 3rd day mostly. I work in an office, so going longer to see if my body acclimates isn't an option. I'm not convinced it's worth it since it's tending to take longer to get the sweat smell off, but I'm giving it a few weeks.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:I'm lazy with my hair. I twist it up into a bun and put a stick through it to keep cooler and keep it out of the way, out of food, etc.
Jennifer Richardson wrote:Aaaaand pure apple cider vinegar rinse turned out to be a mistake. It did improve the clumpiness/tendency to separate toward the top of my head, but the bottom of my hair is kind of dead-looking and straw like, and it turned my natural wave into a weird crimpiness (why?) which I assume will change back after a couple days' brushing. I just poured generic ACV from the store over my head and let it dry without rinsing with water, so I may experiment with dilutions and/or rinsing the ACV out with water and see if results are better, but I feel like a weaker rinse will not help the clumpiness much, since the result of the undiluted ACV was noticeable but not stunning.
"it's been almost exactly a year since I stopped using shampoo&conditioner and mah hurrr is lookin' boss as ever, as demonstrated in this here selfie delfie. only using baking soda+water and it's way less frizzy and way more wavy and voluminous! I sound like a hippie infomercial. You're welcome."
Amit Enventres wrote:First- beautiful hair! Second, I went poo-less about a year ago too. I noticed a correlation between an increase in allergic reactions and sickness with scrub-downs. I try to reason the correlation being because of pro-biotics living on my skin...but I'm not sure. I unfortunately continue to have dry skin and eczema. I use a calendula-olive oil blend for the dryness, but all my research on eczema has turned up science not knowing exactly what it is or what to do with it. If anyone knows a cure, that would be awesome! I'm going to try some UV treatment...mostly because I need the vitamin D anyway. I've also thought of adding a stem of rosemary into my oil blend (but that could have some negative side effects, I think, so I haven't). That's all the ideas I got as of now.