I have to say that it has been an interesting time. Since my last post, I have used regular shampoo only once, and that was because I forgot to refill my supply, and I was already in the bath.
No one has made any comments about how bad my hair looks. They are just surprised at how soft it feels.
So how do I feel about the experience?
I miss the lather. There is something very tangible about lather in your hair. Baking soda and water don’t cut it in that department. It’s cold when I pour it on my head. And somehow, I can’t get out of the habit of washing it twice. I don’t think it’s necessary, but old habits die hard!
However, when I am faced with the plethora of hair care products, I’m glad I don’t need to make that decision. If I’m desperate for a dose of lather, I’ll borrow my daughter’s or use some of what I have left over!
The dishwasher detergent experiment is also going well. (One part baking soda and one part borax – one tbsp. in the wash and the prewash containers) but I don’t use it much. Maybe because I’m missing my hair lather, I’m enjoying the soap bubbles instead.
On the laundry soap front there is a bit of rebellion. Apparently the towels and dishclothes (I knit my own) aren’t quite up to snuff. Emma has resolved to buy some scented “real” stuff. I wonder if adding vinegar would solve the problem.