So, 6 whole weeks into the no poo thing. I have not used commercial shampoo or conditioner for SIX weeks.
This fact still stuns me. Anyway …
So, my scalp issues have not gotten any better. In fact, I think they’re getting worse but in a slightly different way. Bigger patches, smaller flakes, more seeping, more itching. I don’t know WHAT to think at this point, but I’ve decided to try some new things to try to pinpoint the cause. I mean, this could just be something that won’t go away, but I’d like to see if I can at least ease my suffering, ya know? So, I was thinking about the thing that is most problematic with commercial shampoo for people who strive to be low impact on the earth and not massage chemicals into their brain … Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate. Look, I’m no chemist, but I took 2 college semesters of general chemistry, and I’m thinking … yeah, I know when you modify a molecule by adding or subtracting an atom, the result can be something very similar or something VERY VERY different (take margarine and plastic for instance, LOL, I hear they only differ by 1 atom or something /sarcasm) … so I’m thinking Sodium Bicarbonate … Sodium Lauryl Sulfate … I know they’re different, but what if the problem FOR ME is the SODIUM?? So, I have to explore that. Which brings me to the applesauce.
Yep. This is going EXACTLY where you think it is.
I read on Live Journal that you can wash your hair with applesauce (AS from here on out), and I DID IT.
And I DID NOT LIKE IT!
I mixed 1/3c AS to 1/3c water and massaged it into my scalp Saturday evening. Let it sit for a min, then rinsed and rinsed and rinsed. I’m not sure if I used too much, or too little, or maybe the amount I used was just right and I just dumped too much of it down my back on accident … I don’t really know. All I know is that my hair was definitely greasy afterward, but the ends were SUPER dry and brittle feeling. I also used a lemon juice rinse. I really have to start using the variables 1 at a time so I can pinpoint better, LOL! So, I am going to try the AS again in a couple of days, I used BS/ACV today because I had to work, and I needed to be clean, LOL!
I will most likely try AS with an ACV rinse in 2 days. I think I will not dilute the AS with water this time. I will just plop it on my head and mush into my scalp.
We shall see …