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16th April - Washed hair with nowt
18th April - Washed hair with bicarb and apple cider vinegar

Scalp is still slightly itchy but not quite as itchy as when I use normal shampoo and conditioner. It still feels greasy and rather sticky so I've been wearing it in two plaits to hide its yuckiness. I have no idea how it smells but Mark assures me it doesn't smell 'bad'. Just different.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] theweird1ne suggestion of [livejournal.com profile] longhair I found this post which contains just about everything you'd want to know about going shampoo-free.

Now that I'm thinking about it my scalp is insanely itchy as is the rest of me. I wonder if they're adding chlorine to the water again. :(

I'm going to do my to NOT wash my hair tonight and wait until tomorrow. I'll buy and use some white vinegar as an anti-dandruff rinse, then the bicarb to wash and then the ACV as a conditioner. One of the suggestions for a conditioner has lavender, tea tree or rosemary essential oils in it. Note to self, go to Napiers get some rosemary essential oil so you can try these. I know I'm fine with lavender and tea tree as I have both of those. Rosemary sounds nice.

I'm still paranoid about having head lice and if the itchiness isn't gone by next week I'll probably treat my head to that lovely asthma-inducing stuff from the chemist. I may have to lie about my asthma in order to get it. Fortunately it has never triggered my asthma in the past.

Date: 2012-04-21 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sparrowpunk.livejournal.com
I used to put rosemary oil in my hair when I conditioned it, or brush a few drops through it- seemed to perk my hair up, but possibly not the best thing if you wash your hair late at night...

Date: 2012-04-21 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckylove.livejournal.com
I do tend to wash my late at night so it's one less thing to have to do in the morning. I'll see how it goes.

Date: 2012-04-21 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheekbones3.livejournal.com
I went for a couple of years without washing my hair (apart from rinsing it with water), and the only thing I noticed was that it looked less shiny and smelt of hair rather than shampoo!

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