Wednesday, May 13, 2009

a little update in the midst of chaos

Hello ladies, sorry for the infrequent posts lately, but it's crunch time at uni! I'm stealing a procrastinatey break right now, but I have an assignment due tomorrow (it's about the Melbourne-based zine called YOU, anyone heard of it?). My computer has also been infected with a sneaky, pesky virus so I'm in the process of backing up all my stuff so I can reformat. Fun times!

Anyway, I was delighted to find my Georgia dress in an Etsy Finds article about repurposing used items into fashion goodness. You can check it out here because there are some delightful finds included. I particularly loved the Wooly Baby shop - cosy woollen slippers and shoes for little ones! They are adorable, made from preloved materials and very reasonably priced.



Purple mist baby slippers by wooly baby

Since it has been a month, here's a little hair update, following my shampoo-free post:
  • My hair still feels and looks much better than before.
  • On the second day after washing, my hair still looks clean, but gets flat after I brush it. I suppose that's a little inevitable and something that I could address with some hair product if I could be bothered, but I don't think it's worth the trouble. So I just tie it up in a ponytail, as I often do anyway, and it looks good as new.
  • On the third day after washing, my hair kind of does the sticky-together thing in the fringe, which I don't like, so I wash it. It's still not as bad as the second day after washing with shampoo.
  • It doesn't make a difference to my hair cleanliness if I use as little baking soda as possible to cover my scalp. Same with the apple cider vinegar - I just pour a little in the cup and then add water. I found that I was getting through my supplies too quickly and it was unnecessary. Less is more!
  • I am enjoying making use of my shower cap.
If you've tried it too, do let us know how it's going and leave a comment!

5 comments:

nikkishell said...

I've tried this a few times but my hair always looks awful after a week. I'm having problems with my hair looking greasy/ dull whether i use shampoo or not recently. Since i stopped breastfeeding 6 months ago it's been yuck. I have to wash every day for it to look nice and i never use products on my hair.

Oh and yes i've seen the zine you mentioned, you can get it at Sticky in the city.

cottonjens said...

i love these little shoes - adorable, will read more about them... thx also for the hair wash update.

Heidi and Seek said...

Nikki - sorry that it doesn't work the same for you. Have you tried checking out the LJ community for ideas? http://community.livejournal.com/no_poo/
This link also has some troubleshooting suggestions: http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/go/index.php/389/why-you-should-go-no-poo/

Or you could try the Lush shampoo bars, or on Etsy, DressGreen sells some.

cottonjens - aren't they just? No worries for the update. Hope it helps someone!

nikkishell said...

I tried a shampoo bar from Lush while i lived in the uk (so aaages ago), from what i remember i quite liked it. Maybe i'll pick one up on my lunchbreak tomorrow. I'm almost out of my expensive 'this will do the trick' shampoo and conditioner. Yeah it worked for a week maybe then i was back to washing every day. I'm thinking i just got a build up of the product on my hair and now i'm (again) trying to keep up with it.
Shampoo bar first then if that works maybe the bicarb and cider vinegar next. I'm guessing once i get rid of the product build up my hair will look much nicer...i hope!

Heidi and Seek said...

Nikki - I was the same with buying expensive shampoo and conditioner, but they all ended up being the same.

Hope you find something that works for you. Good luck!