Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It was a Seussical day

It only took two days from when Mommy and Sissy saw Seussical for Sissy to start singing random bits of the songs.  It was a local production which was, according to both Mommy and Sissy, really quite good.  The performing community group is composed entirely of children, though most of the cast for this show were older than Sissy.  The theatre has birthday party options too, so Sissy is considering that as an option.  Given that she had been asking for a party at that place with the giant mouse and video games, Mommy thinks this is a significant improvement, and the pricing is fairly comparable.

On the hair front, Mommy's Baking Soda & Vinegar (BSV for the lazy) experiment is going well.  Her hair was a bit oily last week, but seems to have settled back into a normal cycle.  Life goes on....

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Washing hair with baking soda and vinegar (wash day 2)

So far, so good.  Mommy's hair didn't develop more oil than normal between hair wash days (I should know, I sleep right by her hair), so she went ahead and tried the baking soda and vinegar options again this morning.

There are still some logistics issues to work out.  Like, should she keep some baking soda and the jug of vinegar in the bathroom, rather than having to go to the kitchen for it?  What containers should she use?  Again, avoiding the kitchen first thing in the morning, where there are three cats eating and asking to be tripped over before she's seen her morning coffee, would probably be a good idea.

So the experiment continues....

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Washing hair with baking soda and vinegar (day 1)

Mommy's trying a hair experiment, using baking soda as shampoo and vinegar as conditioner.  This is the first day she's tried it, and so far she likes it, though she will use slightly cooler water when mixing the baking soda and vinegar with water (one tablespoon to one cup of water, each mixed separately).

She wavered on trying it this morning after finding a blog entry someone had about how bad it was for your hair (based on its pH level, but lye, which is used in most soaps and a lot of shampoos, has a higher pH level), but there were dozens of entries from different site about how good it is, from people who had tried it.  Besides, she had already bought the apple cider vinegar.

The baking soda, which she mixed with hot water (warm next time) had a soft feel, almost like a light conditioner, when she applied it.  It doesn't get sudsy like shampoo, but it didn't feel bad either. 

The vinegar just felt like pouring on water, but with a strong smell.  It didn't feel like it was detangling anything, but there weren't tangles when she brushed, so it worked.

The next step is to see how long it is until she has to wash her hair again.  Apparently human hair takes time to adjust to the process, anywhere from two to six weeks, because it has to replace less natural oils this way.

Fortunately for me, plush bunnies don't have to worry about any of this.  I just sit around and look cute.