No More Greasy Hair - My NEW Hair Routine

Monday, September 16, 2013

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Recently I was reading some blogs on the internet and was reminded, once again, how a lot of beauty products are mean to get your skin or hair "addicted" to needing them. Shampoos that dry out your hair make your hair produce more sebum oil and then, you need to wash it again! I'm sure you already know that sulfates are no good as well as most of the harsh chemical ingredients in most hair products. But did you also know that your hair color will last longer, and you'll save money and time in the long run if you don't wash it everyday and when you do, you wash it the RIGHT way?

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I honestly became so sick of revolving my social life around my greasy hair and my hair washing schedule, so I finally took control.
I now wash my hair with baking soda and vinegar. YUP! Here's how:

1. I take 2 empty water bottles with squirt type caps.
2. I mark the line where two cups of water goes to in one and label it VINEGAR
3. I mark the line where one cup of water goes to in the other and label is BAKING SODA
4. I measure out 1 TBSP of Baking Soda and add it to the appropriate bottle.
5. I measure out 2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar and add it to the other bottle
6. I get in the shoewr and wet my hair then shake the Baking Soda bottle really well and start adding it to my scalp. You can do this like you do with hair dye, where you go in lines down your scalp. I scrub and scrub with my fingers for a good 60 seconds. At first it was weird because I was used to a super soapy lather from shampoo but with this, you will still get a small lather, it just won't take away all the (GOOD) oils! I rinsed it really well.
7. I shook the apple cider vinegar bottle and shook it really well and then squirted it all down my hair until there was no more left. I let it soak in for a good 3 minutes while I shaved and washed my body.
8. I rinse my hair really really well so there's no vinegar smell. Once again it's weird at first because I'm used to my hair being super super silky and slippery.
9. I towel dry and then blow dry and then straighten and style.

Right away I noticed a difference in my hair. The color didn't fade, I had no split ends, and my hair was super silky and soft! The second day I would touch up my hair by spraying some dry shampoo in it and brushing it out and then adding some hairspray to the roots to add volume and lift.

My favorite dry shampoo is Batiste..

On the third day I usually wear my hair half up and half down with a cute half bun. This way it doesn't look stringy at the top but it still gets to be styled. On the fourth and final day before I wash my hair I will generally wear it up completely.
I now have way more free time, more money and healthier hair!

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