Sunday, January 5, 2014

DIY review

Awhile back I made laundry detergent.  The post with the recipe can be found here

I also tried making wool dryer balls.

I've been thrilled with the detergent.  As long as my husband remembers to add enough it works great (he gets cheap, even with the cheap stuff).  The dryer balls - not so much.  Not doing a thing for the static.  I'm going to have to try another alternative to fabric softener.

I've been using baking soda and vinegar as an alternative to shampoo and conditioner.  That I love. I  also use coconut oil once a week as a deep conditioner.  Basically you make a paste out of the baking soda and put it in your hair, let it sit a bit and then rinse it out.  The vinegar is the conditioner substitute.  My  hair feels great and it doesn't' take the color out like traditional shampoos did.  (my hair is teal)

Important to know when using this combination

ALWAYS GET THE BAKING SODA 100% OUT OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE PUTTING THE VINEGAR ON.  It's not deadly if you don't ,but it doesn't feel so good when your head turns into a science fair volcano!

Also, don't open your eyes for any reason while rinsing the vinegar out.  You will regret it.

My oldest also uses baking soda and vinegar.  Her hair is naturally wavy, but loses it's bounce and gets a little flat the day after washing.  Mine is very straight and I don't have any problems, but I'm not sure how I would notice.

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