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At the end of week one I also started a rosemary infusion of vinegar for my hair. It should be ready by week four. Rosemary is generally good for hair and I like the smell of it. Salad head here I come!
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Another thing that I've been pondering is what is my hair actually supposed to feel and look like? Grass fed beef is natural and tastes pretty different from corn fed, the same is true for raw milk and fermented foods. They're all natural, the way things ought to be, and sometimes take a while to get used to. What is my hair supposed to feel like? Obviously walking around as cavewoman-mom with dreads isn't a good option. I wonder what the balance is.
Use essential oils as fragrance.
My hair has always smelled like something. Most shampoos and conditioners contain perfumes; it's a little weird having unscented hair. I don't believe it smells bad, and none of my friends or husband have complained, but I like having scented hair. To remedy this I've started taking an essential oil bottle and just brushing it against my hair and through it before I go out. Don't actually drip it anywhere, just brush it through your hair. My favorite oils are orange and lavender depending on my mood. I find orange invigorating and lavender grounding.
Try vinegar and baking soda separately.
When your hair is looking dry, try just vinegar, or vinegar infused with your favorite herbs. Conversely, try just baking soda when it's looking too oily. There seems to be a tenuous balance.
Don't go back to shampoo yet!
Using conventional shampoo even once will strip your hair of its natural oils and you'll be back at day one! Stick it out a little longer.
How is your natural haircare journey going? I love reading your thoughts!
Until next time may grace and peace be yours in abundance!
And part of Thank Your Body Thursday