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So, Thursday June 2nd I washed my hair with BS/ACV for the first time. Like a true nerd, I took notes**. I used about a tbsp and a half of BS and poured water into it until it was a silty mixture. Not a sludge, per the instructions, but definitely not a runny liquid. I then mixed up about 1/3 a cup of ACV to 1/3 a cup of water. These are the containers I used:
|Ketchup/mustard squirt bottles, .97 cents each (I took this last night, that's how much of the original ACV mix I still have left after using it for 12 days|
I wanted to really test this method out, and see just how long I could go without washing. I woke up on Friday, and noted that "Hair still feels and looks great. Not greasy at all, feels just washed and fresh". On Saturday night, I had gone 3 full days since washing Thursday morning, and per my notes (and Bobby's observation) "still not greasy, soft and shiny, no frizz. Love it." Here are some pictures:
|I like how 3 days later I had washed the shirt I wore on Day 1, but I still hadn't washed my hair. Niiiiiiiice.|
|I took this inside right after yoga + bike ride, before we headed to Whole Foods on our bikes|
|After a little under 20 miles of bike riding in a helmet|
|Bobby got this in mid flip, which is awkward, but it's a good indicator of how thick my hair is- if BS can clean this pile of hair, it can clean anything.|
I would have washed it on the night of Day 4 just on principle since I usually never go more than 3 days without a wash, but I was going running on Monday morning and doing yoga Monday night, so I decided to wait. Day 5, Monday I woke up and noted "it still looked fine this morning, not greasy at all" I washed it Monday night and experimented with a bit more ACV. Day 6, Tuesday morning, I woke up, it looked fine, but the bottom half felt kind of grimy/greasy and a bit weighed down. This was proof to me that somehow ACV will truly make your hair greasy if you use too much. Crazy. Tuesday during the day I did yoga and biked 20 miles doing errands, and Tuesday night it still looked great, even though it felt kind of weird to the touch. I was having one of my super curly days and it was soft, not frizzy, as you can see here:
Wednesday night, Day 7, I noted this - "I went the whole day on the wash from Monday night and my hair looked fine, it just felt weird. I washed it tonight and it already feels much cleaner and lighter. This method is so simple and honestly takes maybe 5 minutes total longer to do, including mixing the baking soda. I haven't had to refill the ACV bottle yet at all, and I mix the BS every time I wash it and use the whole mixture. My hair feels squeaky clean and I never have to buy shampoo/conditioner again- awesome". I didn't wash day 8 or 9, and then I washed it on Saturday, Day 10. I didn't use the coconut oil, and still had no frizz or tangles. I went Day 11 and all day Monday without washing, and then washed it Monday night, the end of day 12.
After 12 days of not using shampoo and conditioner and no 'pooing 5 times, this is what my hair looks like-
|From the back (a bit of a crappy pic, it was on my phone)|
|From the front|
**No, really, I realize it was nerdy to take notes, but I wanted to get a real picture of how this all went down. When I read a blog post and people just say "it's awesome, I loved it, you should do it, too!" I have no idea what that even means, how long they did it, or what snafus came up. So, I'll gladly be that nerd :)