Sorry for the lack of updates. Yes, I am a slacker.

Week two passed similarly to week one. I managed to wash (with baking soda) on Monday and Thursday and then I toughed it out for the weekend.

Week three I washed Monday and Friday (not the extra day in between).

I feel like I have more dandruff, but it’s not dramatic.

At this stage I’m not sure if I’m washing too much for my hair to self-correct and no longer require washing, so I’m just going to see what happens after 6-7 weeks.

But it’s probably safe to say that I no longer see the need for shampoo or conditioner, so even if my hair doesn’t become self-cleaning, I quite like the condition of my hair after a baking soda and vinegar wash.

Week four I noticed (I think it was Friday) a heck of a lot of dandruff. Not sure if this is how things will even out or if this is just a phase.

I’m pretty impressed that I am four weeks into this experiment already. I even gave away the shampoo I had in the house. (Now I live in fear of running out of baking soda.)



Two other things I made

March 8, 2012

Air freshener

It seems to work. Take small jar (I used a hand-cream jar), punch some small holes, dump in some baking soda and sprinkle some of your essential oil of your choice. Mine looks so non-descript but follow the link up for pretty pictures of the one that inspired me.



Fruit-fly catcher.

This DEFINITELY works. Take a jar (I used a pickle jar) put in a small amount of Apple Cider vinegar (seems to matter that it’s Apple) and add a little bit of dish soap. Fashion a cone out of paper that is wide enough at the top so that it doesn’t touch the liquid at the bottom. The fruit flies fly in and can’t get out. I trapped loads in minutes.

Now if only I could figure out how to get rid of house flies…. Does anyone have any tips?