My hippy side
I don’t know if you remember or if you paid attention at all but 3 weeks ago I started to experiment on myself. No I am not a mad scientist! I am only someone with a scalp problem who is looking for a natural solution. Short story is that my antifungal shampoo has worked for a little while keeping things under control but it didn’t anymore.
I started to wash my hair with baking soda and rosemary oil (suppose to be good against psoriasis) and I was supposed to update after 2 weeks. I totally forgot about it but not because I have stopped the experiment. It just doesn’t feel like an experiment anymore.
Before the experiment my scalp was horribly itchy and full of flakes stock too it. My hair was always difficult to comb even with lots of conditioner. I was losing a lot of hair. I have long hair and I know that it makes it more noticeable but it was more than most people.
Now my hair are so easy to comb it’s amazing. The amount of hair lost when I wash and comb is now at least cut in half from before. My scalp still has flakes. I often apply directly some rosemary essential oil on some spots and it seems to have diminished but I also fight hard not to scratch which probably helps as well. It is less itchy that it used to be. My hair feel good and still shines.
How does it feel?
When you wash your hair with backing soda of course it doesn’t smell as good as normal shampoo. I put rosemary oil in the mixture because of my scalp. Someone who doesn’t have any scalp problem could use any essential oil to perfume it. When you wash your hair, it feels like you are rubbing your scalp with sand and you have to take the time to apply a little bit everywhere on your head so it seems to take longer than normal shampoo. So what amazed me at first was the fact that you start with a head full of “sand” and as soon as you rinse it, the soda clears right away and there no tangles. After, I rinse with water and apple cider vinegar and it feels like conditioner a bit. the difference is that contrary to normal conditioner, I don’t have any trouble rinsing the apple cider vinegar mix.
I didn’t use normal shampoo for 3 weeks and my hair is not oily at all. Actually it use to be oily after 1 day and now it is not as bad. It got better after a about a week but looked cleaned after about 2 baking soda shampoo. I am just glad the process and the ingredients are simple. Hopefully with the rosemary essential oil it will have more effect on my scalp on the long run.
I am doing my best to be as honest as I can and NOT to make it sound better than it is. I know that the whole natural alternative make me sound like a hippy and must make some reader laugh but I don’t mind and I think it’s the right path for me. I wouldn’t even have considered this if I didn’t have scalp issues but I think I would have missed on a chance to get my hair healthier so I must have a hippy side after all.