Hey guys! It’s Kate. How do you like my title? Classy, I know. I am 23 weeks pregnant today! Here are a few, 23 week belly pics…
Okay, enough of that…So…about that greasy hair. That’s right! I’m trying a little experiment. I’m not washing my hair, at all, for a month. I’m trying the “No-Poo Method” Read about it here and here and here. My goal is to get to a point where I don’t have to wash my hair very often, and when I do, it will be with baking soda and water. That means no stupid chemicals, no spending money on fancy organic, natural shampoo, and super low-maintenance hair. I haven’t washed my hair since last Friday, October 8th. So tomorrow, I will not have washed it for a whole week! The results so far? My hair’s greasy, of course! It doesn’t smell, though. Obviously there is a transition period because when you shampoo regularly, your scalp has to make up for the oils you’ve been stripping. The method promises that once that transition period is over, your natural oils balance out and you are left with clean, non-greasy hair that’s manageable, beautiful, soft and all kinds of other wonderful things! We shall see. I’ll keep you updated…
On a similar note, the same is true for our faces. Washing the delicate skin on our faces works the same way. We strip the oils off, so more is produced, and therefore, we’re slaves to those expensive washes, and still left with oily skin in the end! And let’s not even talk about the weird chemicals they put in that stuff. YUCK! The answer: the “Oil Cleanse Method” Check it out here. In this method, you actually cleanse your face with oil. All the trendy, natural girls are doing it! I’ve talked to many woman who have been doing this for a while, and they swear by it! I am starting this today. I am even going to be brave enough to put a “before” pic up of my pregnancy, hormonal acne. Ewww…here it is:
So that’s it. The only ingredients in my face “wash” is 100% castor oil and 100% grapeseed oil. Compare that to the ingredients in the face wash I was using: glycerin, sodium c14-16, olefin sulfonate, sodium laureth sulfate, decyl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauric acid, betaine, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, glyceryl oleate, sodium hydroxide, polyquaternium-7, menthol, disodium edta, bht, dmdm hydantoin, methylparaben, fragrance. WHOA! yuck! You can use many other different oils besides grapeseed oil. It’s up to you. Here is the blend I used: 30% castor oil and 70% grapeseed oil. I put the oils in that ratio in the glass bottle in the middle. It’s natural (2 ingredients!), frugal, and easy! Of course, let’s see if I have success with it, first. I’ll put up another picture of the progress in a week. Check out the link above to get the whole story and the how-to.
So who’s gonna join me in this greasy hair, oily face adventure?!?! I dare you.
Lastly, here’s an update. Adrienne and I painted the pumpkins that we got from the festival: