I like the whole idea of the no shampoo thing (wicked cheap, yo!) but can’t really bring myself to call it “no ‘poo”. Sham-free sounds equally contrived. So no. Just no. It’s not, by the by, that I’m vehemently opposed to chemicals. I’m trying (again) to grow my hair out and just got a trim before I went to Montana. This is a partial project to prevent me from cutting it in the interim, as I am so frequently tempted to shave my head. Also, I’m hoping it will mean less static hair during the winter which is, let’s just say, impending. Related, a month or so ago I traded facial moisturizer for Argan Oil. The altitude plays hell with my skin and traveling and I discovered with my trips to Montana that the oil adjusts better for humidity.
Tonight I made my first batch and washed my hair. I was leery of the apple cider vinegar, so I put in a few drops of BPAL’s Bow and Crown of Conquest. It’s my g0-to fall/winter/spring scent and I love the idea of having shampoo (or not! ha!) that smells that way. That said, other than the moment I put it on my head, I couldn’t smell the vinegar at all. It rinsed clean and I’m interested to see how my hair looks tomorrow. Incidentally, I found this kind of fantastic website during my online research - http://www.howtohairgirl.com/. There are some amazing diy haircuts that I have every intention of trying once my hair gets longer.
I’m watching Sleepy Hollow and drinking a hot chocolate. We had snow in the high country last night so both items seem fitting.
I feel a bit recovered from my travel/separation hangover. Then again, I’m staying up later than I should for a second night in a row. That actually brings me full circle to where I began my hippie-style self care shenanigans. My waxing place sells eye bags of the variety you might use in a yoga class for savasana. I picked it up for doing yoga at home and because I thought it might help get me to sleep. I’ve had a history with Ambien (works fine in the half-dose variety but got too expensive with my health insurance) and trazodone (I never really cottoned to this, unpredictable effect). I haven’t even been tempted to take medication since I started using the eyebag. I love it so much I bought one for M. It’s VERY lightly scented (I’m sensitive to that sort of thing) and it is incredible. Best $8 I’ve ever spent.
I ordered some more Bow and Crown since I’m running low.
I’m not saying Sleepy Hollow is perfect or even great, but I find it richly entertaining. Just sayin.