Monday, March 16, 2009

Eggs and Vinegar

I'm sure there are many culinary delights that could be made with the use of vinegar and eggs. Alone or together...but I have chosen to go another route. What you may ask?

My hair wash! Yup, you read right. I finally did it last night. I had been reading over at www.inashoe.com/ about her trials with going w/o the shampoo and conditioner. She has been using baking soda and apple cider vinegar for a rinse, but found that her hair would still get a bit greasy after a couple of days. So a reader suggested eggs.

Well we've been using organic shampoo and conditioner for quite awhile and it does get pricey! When we first switched. I cut way back on washing my hair. I've found over the year I only need to wash it twice a week, but I would still condition every day. So this helped to keep cost down a bit.( A hairstylist friend told me that we really don't need to wash it every day and that it strips our hair.) So what I would do is rinse my hair with warm water give my scalp a good scrub w/o shampoo and then condition.

Well last night was my night to wash. I tend to get a bit more oil up near the root line by the last day and when I try to brush it down it doesn't turn out all silky and shiny like I thought. So I put the egg in and gave a vigorous scrub. I then rinsed with luke warm water. (I only like scrambled eggs on my plate.) I made sure to rinse really well. Then I took the apple cider and massaged it in (remember not to open your eyes- does it smart!) and rinsed with cool water.

Results: When I first got out I didn't have that nice soft slippery feeling that I have with the man made stuff. I was able to comb through it with no problem (very nice). I could smell a faint smell of apple/marshmallows (no I wasn't eating peeps). This morning (after exercise) I rinsed my hair again and let it air dry. It is so much thicker than it used to be (and I have thick hair)!
The oil that I get up at the root line is gone and I feel clean.

I will definitely experiment more and even try the baking soda!

Just in case anyone was interested.
julie

4 comments:

LovingLegacy said...

i am interested! i had read a blog about this (not sure if it's the same one...) and plan to make the switch as soon as i finish my current stash! tfs!

Tina said...

Let me know if you come across any that should help with dandruff. We have the hardest water here and could use some dandruff relief at our favorite frugal prices!
Been thinking of you lately. I hope all are well and enjoying daily life. Hugs and kisses. Tina :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! I don’t know id be able to get threw washing my hair with eggs! Yuk! I always like the way my hair feels and smells after I shampoo and conditioner it. I always feel so fresh afterwards. Did your hair smell bad after?

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I sometimes use the apple cider vinegar rinse too. I've never heard of using eggs though. Interesting.