Outfit Post: 6/25/12

Dress: Gift — Leggings: Target — Flats: Goodwill (Target) — Earrings: Target — Necklace: Thrifted — Bracelet: Found

I don’t think I’ve talked about it yet, but since getting my head buzzed, I’ve been going the no-commercial-shampoo route and it’s been working quite well for me. (I’m sorry, I just can’t get behind the term “no-poo.” I still do that!) I haven’t gone the fancy way of making my own shampoo or using honey for conditioner like Erin has been. Rather, I’ve been keeping it simple: scrub with baking soda in place of shampoo, and then rinse with a capful of apple cider vinegar in place of conditioner. (Protip: be careful with that vinegar, people. I got some in my eye in the first week and it stung like a mother.)

Honestly, with hair this length I could probably do nothing at all and see no difference. But! Since they (“they”) say that it takes your scalp about two weeks to adapt and produce less oils, I figured that getting into it while I have too little hair to show any excess oils would work well, and then I’d be all adapted for if/when I decide to grow my hair back out again.

Or, at least, I’ll be adapted until I decide to dye my hair again. Although if and when that happens, maybe I’ll keep on with the soda/vinegar routine to see what havoc it wreaks upon dyed hair. You know, for the good of humanity and stuff.

If I can’t use my ill-conceived plans to help better inform others, what good am I, anyway?

So, do you guys have a special hair-care routine? No-(sham)poo? Lots of product? Are you big into natural materials? Do you prefer pricey salon/cosmetic products? (Do you think my weird hairline is as hilarious as I do? Hair, why do you grow that way?)

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9 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 6/25/12

  1. Love this outfit, Mia!

    I’ve been growing out my hair for a little while now (I think it’s just a little longer than yours), and yeah I generally just use a little soap and some vinegar. I’ll be dying it soon, so I’m really interested to know what effect the vinegar will have on that as well.

  2. D says:

    Your dress and jewelry are really fun! I did no poo for almost a year, but it can be a lot of work sometimes, so now I use some fancy natural Aveda shampoo a couple times a week. I look forward to the results from the hair dye vs. baking soda and vinegar experiment. I’ve wondered about that before!

  3. Rebekah Jaunty says:

    Does your necklace have a bear face? Just me?

    Since the Baldness of July 2011, I only use silicone-free conditioners. I use shampoo maybe twice a month. Homemade dry shampoo to save wetting or conditioning every day. No styling products, though t’s about time to find one.

  4. I try to limit my body’s exposure to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, so only use shampoos without it plus conditioners without silicone. There are more over the counter options these days, which is nice! And I only use Aveda products for post shower help with styling. I love dem!

    Also I luuuuurrrrrrrrvvvvvveeee your gray buzz cut. So freaking cute. I especially like how your silver accents in this outfit coordinate 🙂 Lookin’ lovely!

  5. I used baking soda for ages, but I stopped when I first dyed my hair blue because it just stripped the colour right out. These days I use regular shampoo (head and shoulders for this itchy lady) but only about once a week. I rinse my head every day, and my hair is short enough that that’s enough. Any more and I have to wash every other day, because I get in that cycle of needing conditioner, which then makes it oily, and so on.

    I might have to start putting mousse or whatever in my hair soon though, so we’ll see how I feel about washing that out.

  6. You know my neo-hippie hair ways, but I just wanted to tell you how awesome you look in that dress. And that your hair is so preeettty! I had wondered how you were washing it/what you were using it, since (a) it looks so nice and (b) I’m naturally nosy.

  7. I use terrible shampoos. The cheapest stuff that says color safe. I need to knock it off though. I think I might try rinsing my hair and only shampooing every two or three days and see how that works for me, because having short hair seems like the time to do it.

    Your necklace is so cute. I can’t unsee the bear now either. XD

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