Egg Wash

When I started my “no ‘poo” project over a year ago, it was just that: A project. I never intended for it to last more than maybe a few more months, but now that I’ve done it for over a year, I don’t really think about going back to using shampoo for my hair.

Covering my hair with a shower cap.

Covering my hair…

I clean my hair approximately once every week, and have mainly been doing the “baking soda and apple cider vinegar” method (though, there’s many ways to do this, just google it!) I always try to find other ways to clean my hair, though, mostly out of curiosity.

Tonight I gave it an “egg wash”. Basically it’s one or two beaten eggs (depending on how much hair you have on your head), rubbed into dry hair. Leave it in for at least 15 minutes, covering your hair with a shower cap or towels (I use a shower cap). Then you rinse your hair with cool or cold water. Be careful not to use hot water, as that would leave your with scrambled eggs in your hair, which is very messy!

I try to do an egg wash every now and then (but not as often as once a month). My hair might feel a bit odd when it’s still wet, but it feels so soft and nice when it has dried!

Natural moisturiser

coffeegroundsA little while ago a friend of mine gave me the advice to scrub my hands with coffee grounds (I have very dry skin on my hands, especially during winter). Since I use an aeropress, I can easily get a handful of the stuff pretty much every day (I usually drink coffee every morning). I must admit I was a tad bit sceptical at first, but it really has done wonders to my skin! My hands aren’t as dry as they used to, and I get less eczema! And, I tell you, that is an unexpected bonus! It’s important that you just rinse your hands with water after scrubbing them (which I usually do for 1-2 minutes), though, and do NOT use soap. If you’re as fortunate as me, you’re hands will feel as soft as a baby’s after a short while!

No ‘poo

I have just started my no ‘poo project. Since I didn’t wash my hair every day before (I washed my hair 2-3 times a week), I’m quite excited to see if this is any different. Right now I’m not sure if I’m noticing anything, but it has only been a couple of days. In the meanwhile I’m trying to find articles and such on the web to read.

Have you any experience with no ‘poo you’d like to share?

Dying my hair red

It’s no secret i dye my hair red. Pretty obvious, haha. Since I try to be environmental friendly, and because I love the colour henna gives, that’s what I use. Besides, no chemicals to give me eczema! I also like to experiment a bit, and this time I used the following:

– henna powder (high quality)
– turmeric powder
– red tea
– camomile tea
– black coffee
– white wine vinegar
– lime juice

I mixed the whole thing in a bowl until it has a consistency of yogurt, covered with a plate, and put it into a preheated oven of 50°C and let it stay there for about 4 hours. I then added a splash of lemon juice, covered with cling film and left it until the afternoon the next day.

I generously added the mixture into my (dry, clean) hair. Normally I leave it in overnight, but this time I didn’t really have the energy to do that (it doesn’t exactly make me sleep well), so I “only” left it in my hair for about five hours. I hopped into the shower and rinsed all of the henna out.

I was quite pleased with the result, and my hair always feels really healthy after the process.

Photos under: The henna mix, my hair covered with henna, and my hair in the sunshine after dyeing it.