Guess what …. I passed my test!!
I work in the IT field, and this was a required test for us all to take. I work mostly with boys, and they all thought this would be super easy. Not me! I was so scared I was not going to pass it! Even the night before the test, I really was concerned! It was a lot of memorization, and lets face it – its been a while since I’ve been in school! But I studied really hard. AND to top it off – I got a better score than some of the boys!
Today, I want to talk about hair. My hair specifically. And really how much I am just not liking it right now! I don’t spend a lot of money on my hair. I don’t get it cut very often. The reason is – because I never like it after I get it cut! I guess I can’t find that perfect cut that looks good on me. I got it cut at the end of August, and I still don’t like it!
This is a picture of me right after I got it cut. Of course, I immediately put it in a ponytail, so you can’t really tell anything
One thing that is important to me is being able to put my hair in a ponytail. I wear it like that about 95% of the time. It is just easy and gets it out of my face! Even at work, most of the time I have my hair in a ponytail! Obviously that message didn’t get across, because it the front is not staying in the ponytail at all. Plus, since my hair is pretty fine, I like to have layers to try and give me more volume. Anyways, bottom line, a month later, I still don’t like my hair.
This was at the airport when we went to visit my parents – of course this is after a 2 hour plane trip and a super early morning – but I’m still not liking my hair.
Anways – recently I ran out of shampoo. I had read about the “no ‘poo” natural method of washing your hair, so I thought I would give it a try! Basically you wash your hair with a baking soda/water mixture, and then use an apple cider vinegar rinse as conditioner. Since I had baking soda and apple cider vinegar, and no shampoo, I decided to give it a try. The basic thought is that shampoo strips your hair and scalp of the natural oils it makes, which in turn makes it produce more oil, which is why people get oily skin and hair when you don’t wash your hair for a day or 2.
So – I took 1 tbsp baking soda, and put in a glass jar. When I was ready to wash my hair in the shower, I filled the jar with water (about 6-8 ounces of water), and put the lid on and shook it well. I poured this over my head, and massaged it into my hair. No lather, like regular shampoo, but it felt good! Rinse it out.
Then, I have a spray bottle I filled about 1/3 of the way with apple cider vinegar, and the rest with water. I just sprayed this on my hair, and massaged it in a little bit. Rinse it out – trust me, you want to rinse so your hair doesn’t smell like vinegar!
I have read that when you start washing your hair this way, it will take a few days for your hair to adjust and get over the “blahs”. You know when your hair has the blahs and just won’t do anything right? Well, I washed my hair like this for over a week, and I just couldn’t get over the blahs! My hair looked terrible. So, I went out and bought some shampoo and I’m back to the old way of doing things. Sigh. I just couldn’t take it anymore!
It’s only been a day since I went back to my shampoo, but I think my hair does feel a little more … like my hair.
Oh well, live and learn, right? Maybe one day it will work for me, but recently I have just felt very blahish, and it was affecting my emotional state as well. I want to feel like I look my best, and I just wasn’t! We all want to feel good, right?
Sometimes I’m jealous of people who don’t have to worry about their hair – how can it look perfect all the time??
Have you ever tried the no ‘poo method of washing your hair? Any suggestions on types of shampoo you like?