Day 1: Going Shampoo Free & Cinemagraphs

Thursday, April 28, 2011

SO excited to have finally found some lacy socks. You might be thinking, really Ale? And to you I say REALLY. Coolest thing since sliced bread. You shall see them in a future outfit chronicles!

Second. Want to see something kind-of-creepy/pretty cool/interesting?


Crrraazy! These are called cinemagraphs. A moving photograph. How cool?! I told Jasmine we HAD to make one and so I grabbed some fabric, braided my hair, and decided to keep it simple. FYI - I'm wearing a tube top. Jasmine slaved away on photoshop with a tutorial we found online to make this work. I think we're going to try it again tomorrow :)

Third. I might have to add "hair stylist" to my business card seeing how many people's hair I've styled lately. Love seeing the transformation :) Let's just say I was giving Jasmine a Pocahontas make-over.

Speaking of hair.

Day 1 of going shampoo free update: I finally got some squeeze bottles for my new "shampoo" and "conditioner" mix and decided to start yesterday. I rinsed my hair in the shower and started squirting the shampoo mix (baking soda + water). It doesn't lather. This was so strange to me (though I kind of expected it), so I started squeezing more. When I had squeezed 1/4 of my bottle I thought "hmm... isn't this supposed to last a week?" Woops.

As I started to rinse my hair and massage my scalp, I started to feel it in my hair. Basically that I had something other than water in my hair. After that I rubbed a little bit of conditioner (VERY little) on the ends of my hair and scalp. I'm talking about store-bought conditioner. I cheated! But just with a little. Then I squirted some of the "conditioner" mix (vinegar + water) on the ends of my hair and one squeeze on the scalp. I rinsed the rest of my hair and finished my shower.

Results: ocean hair. You know when your hair gets slightly stiff when you've gone to the ocean and the water dries in your hair? My assumption is that I got carried away with the "shampoo" mix. I'm going to do it again tomorrow and do a better job of rinsing it all out. BUT I will say I hardly had any dandruff!! And to those that are freaking out about vinegar and hair in the same sentence.. you will not have pickle smelling hair. In case you were wondering, yes -- hot cheetos and pickles go well together. Oh, don't look at me like that.

So that's the scoop on my week! Hope I filled your Friday with enough randomness ;) Ciao!


  1. I was wierded out by the not-lathering thing too. But a little goes a long way, really. Just make sure you put enough to get your scalp covered, then I grab my hair in a ponytail and just put some on the base of it to let it run down the rest of the ponytail.

    I was also worried about the vinegar smell, but there's not enough vinegar mixed in with the water to smell at all.

    So far, I have no complaints about going "poo free" (day 3 for me). The big test will be this weekend when I actually style my hair for church to see if it will hold with styling products and then how well the baking soda does getting all that hairspray out :)



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