Meet my new
Hair Care Team:
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you!
This is it!
My new Shampoo and Conditioner.
After years of spending lots of dollars on name brand
hair care products and still never finding the perfect formula,
I've finally found something that does a better job
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar!
Yep! That's right!
Thanks to Jill over at Living On A Dime,
I found this great recipe.
It's so simple and so cost effective that you just have to try it!
What have you got to lose?
It's not like you're going to lose any money.
Here's the recipe:
(for recipe and testimony, check out Jill's site above)
Mix 1 Tbsp. Baking soda with 8 oz. hot water
(I doubled this and put in the plastic squirt bottle shown.)
Mix 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
with 8 oz. water
(Again, I doubled it and put it in the squirt bottle shown.)
Wet hair, squirt scalp and hair with Baking Soda solution
Squirt scalp and especially ends of hair with
Apple cider Vinegar solution
The results will surprise you!
Now, on Jill's site, she tells you that the results sometimes take a few weeks to become obvious.
For her and for me, this was a much faster process!
In fact, I noticed a difference in my hair within the first few washings.
My hair feels thicker and healthier.
If you have naturally oily hair, you might have different results.
The most obvious thing you will miss are the SUDS,
and the SMELL.
Your soap-up session won't be nearly as exciting as it is with all the
chemically laden shampoos. However, have you noticed that many of the companies are going
Sulfate Free anyway? This means if you want healthier hair, you're going to need to lose
the sulfates altogether!
I am in the process of researching some additional hair care recipes and if I find one I like,
I will post about it
In the meantime, I added a few drops of Lavender to my "conditioner"
to lend a pretty smell to the final rinse.
Lavender has some amazing properties, so who knows?
I went out and bought this:
When you're trying to save money,
one of the quickest ways to do that is
cut your own hair.
Well, actually, no one has volunteered to cut
I will be cutting Collin's and David's now and then.
I actually know how!
I used to cut David's hair for years,
when we were young and poor.
Then we started getting comfortable with
spending too much on salon cuts and tips
we thought we were too good for those front-porch haircuts
(Ted still thinks that).
I even got the bonus Cutting Cape!
I take my job seriously!