I am trying to clean my house to the point where I can just do upkeep during the week and more heavy duty stuff maybe once a month. So far, I am off to a good start, but it seems like my arch nemesis will always defeat me....laundry. Although, now that the weather is dry and hot, I can fill my clothesline to capacity and it only takes about 30 minutes for a load to dry, so I am getting it done a bit faster.
So, my questions to you are, what are your cleaning tips to make it go smoother?
Do you use any natural/homemade cleaners? If so, what works for you?
Now, on to the no-shampoo experiment...
Before you call me a crazy dirty hippie, hear me out. Shampoo, while smelling good, is made to strip the oil out of your hair. Your hair actually needs a certain amount to be healthy. So in the days after shampooing your hair becomes more oily causing you to shampoo again. It's a vicious cycle, thank you corporate America for getting us addicted to yet one more thing.
Well, in this experiment, you still wash your hair, but use a baking soda paste, scented with essential oils if you just have to have yummy smelling hair. The baking soda will cleanse your hair and neutralize the odors while leaving the oils alone.
Today was day 4 with no shampoo and my first day trying the baking soda. Y'all, I'm being honest here, I was skeptical. But after vigorously rinsing my hair, it came out so soft and passed Mance's sniff test. I'm going to be shampoo free and try the baking soda again on Saturday.
Has anyone else ever tried this? Would yo be willing to try it? Tell me what you think!!