About 5 weeks ago I went on a "No Poo" adventure. That simply means I'm not using shampoo + conditioner to wash my hair.
What am I using, you ask?
Baking soda mixed with water and Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water. I'm not sure of the portions but it's working.
Here is what I have noticed.
-My hair is fuller. Like shampoo commercial fuller. I have really thick hair and this just enhances it.
-I loose less hair. I'm not sure why but I'm not pulling out handfuls. I have a comb in the shows and I run a comb thru it and it's visibly less.
-My hair felt dryer during the first 2 weeks or so. I almost gave up. But on the 14th day it felt better. It was the first day I actually liked it. I don't have oily hair at all so this is expected.
-Before I washed my hair every other day, I'm going 4 days now and it still feels great. I don't feel homeless.
Next, my nails. I use to paint my long nails when I was younger. Like, before I was married, before I did dishes, scrub sinks, toilets + before kids.
"Back then" my nails were always nicely painted. I was drawn towards reds and browns. They never chipped. They lasted forever. And my nails were always a long length and all the same size.
I'm a bit picky. I don't want chipped nails. With my hands always being in water my nails would chip the next day and I would be taking it off. A waste of time to me. Oh and the drying time with the littles, impossible.
A couple years ago I did a set if gel/shellac nails. They were okay but a bit of an expense. About 5 weeks ago I tried it again and I liked them. Had them done again and I loved them even more. The polish didn't chip and my nails didn't break. SOLD.
I graduated from cosmetology school the same year I graduated from high school. It was a vocational option. Through the years I've kept my license up.
I've been tossing around the idea of buying everything and doing it myself. I'm about a 25 minute drive to a nail salon, then if I have to wait it's more of my time. Plus the cost of having them done.
I purchased everything this week. I knew the process just from having then done. But I also watched a few you tube videos for clarity.
Yesterday I did my nails and I'm really happy with the way they turned out. And I know I will be doing this often.