Friday, August 10, 2012

9 1/2 weeks and (NOT) going strong:( shampoo-less hair

Just in case you are new to this, and haven't read my previous posts on going shampoo-less....YES I do wash my hair, so it's not as crazy as it sounds. 

My Hair Today...

But NO, I do NOT use shampoo or conditioner. 
Once a week or so I rinse with a combination of baking soda and water, then do an apple cider vinegar rinse(ACV) for my ends, which is supposed to condition. 

Another shot of today, after the rinse...

I thought that the summer would be the best time to have "ugly" hair, since how I can get away with some sort of an up-do everyday, and my tanned skin makes my face look nicer, thus taking away from the fact that I have ugly hair, LOL. 
Well, so far, I'm just not sold. 
I'm sold on the fact that it can is told by a variety of blogs that I researched before starting this on my own. I'm just not convinced that it will EVER work for mine. 
My hair is still really oily, for sure by day 4 after the baking soda rinse. I would have expected better results than that by week 5. 
My hair is also dry, brittle, gross...just not like it's normal self, that's for sure. 
So....I researched what you can do to fix it. Less baking soda for dry ends, less ACV and only on the ends for more oily parts. 
I implemented this new regimen a week or so ago, but am still not impressed. 
Thus, I think I'm going to quit(I think?, lol)!! 
I feel bad saying that, since I've given it such a good long try thus far. I REALLY wanted it to work, and hoped that my hair would get more healthy, more natural and WAY less oily...but either I'm doing it wrong, or my hair is just way to oily to be helped. 
I am however going to look into this link a friend gave me on some awesome natural shampoo that's coconut-oil based, or some sulphate-free we'll see how that goes!
As for now, I'm excited at the prospect of getting my hair back to "normal".

Our family vacation...

We just got home from one awesome vacation!! It was actually a multi-family vacation, with some of The Hubby's friends from's their 10-year reunion this year, so it was great timing!!
We had SO much fun, I just wish we had taken more pictures, but we forgot our camera, so they are all from the ipad.
We went down to Columbia Falls and stayed at Meadow Lake golf resort. The golf course there is rated a 4 1/2 stars, and the hubby LOVED golfing there with his buddies...they golfed pretty much every day we were there. He even hit a 380 on the fairway!! (I'm told that is very far, ha ha, I really don't know the first thing about golf).
One of the many highlights was that A got to go golfing with the big boys on Friday night. He got his own set of clubs, and even drove the golf-cart. I wish I would have gotten pictures of that!!
We went to an indoor fun center and arcade, to an outdoor fun center with a maze, bumper boats, mini-golf and go-karts.
We went swimming almost every day in the outdoor pool and splash park there, which the boys absolutely loved.
We all went for the day to Flathead lake at a day lodge, which was a blast. They had BBQ's, fire-pits, kayaks, picnic tables, fireplaces indoors, a kitchen...everything pretty much, it was awesome! the lake was a little too cold for me, but it didn't stop the boys from having a good swim.
We went shopping, of course, which was great...I got some SUPER cute clothes, because everything is cuter and cheaper in Montana, ha ha.
My favorite part was the great weather and beautiful surroundings. It was close to 40 degrees everyday, and SO sunny and nice...I loved it.
The only downside was the lack of AC in our room at night, and a couple of sleepless boys...but not every night was that bad, and a lot of the days they would sleep in too, which was fantastic.
Overall, we LOVED our vacation, and loved that it was SO close of a drive, and that we got to hang out with our great friends!! Thanks guys!! We'll have to plan one again soon:)