I have been trying to make more of my own household and beauty products. As I was wandering around the internet, I found different descriptions of people who were washing their hair with only baking soda(at the roots) and vinegar as a rinse–which you rinse out. They loved it, so I thought I would give it a try. I think I only used the baking soda and vinegar for about six weeks. I did notice that my hair felt really soft when I did this, but it wasn’t shiny at all, and it was pretty frizzy. I was willing to stick with it, though and see what happened. Then last week, I went for a bike ride along Lake Michigan with my sister-in-law, Cindy. It was a beautiful day and I was working really hard to keep up with her–it has been a while since I rode a bike. Anyhow, it was fun and challenging, and at the end of the ride, I took off my helmet. I was overwhelmed (only a bit of an exaggeration) by the smell of vinegar. That was it for me! No more vinegar and baking soda. I bought some devacurl no-poo and conditioner. It smelled amazing and my hair looks so much better! I am still glad that I tried.
Happily, my attempt at making my own laundry soap went much better and I am loving it. I bought a kit! I love buying kits to learn how to make new things. I bought this one from Soaps Gone Buy and used their recipe for liquid soap. It came out kind of lumpy, but I think that maybe I didn’t heat it long enough. But the smell is mild and lovely, and it works really well. I noticed especially that my towels come out of the laundry very soft.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
(One of my favorite quotes–good for a mostly reformed perfectionist)