I called my sister the other day to tell her about my new experiment, the poo free experiment. She laughed at me, not because I was experimenting with green options but because 3 years ago I would have never tried such a thing and now I’m on a DIY frenzy. My husband has been very patient but I think my DIY projects are wearing on him.
My last project I attempted to make my own lip balm and well….. lets just say it was messy and unsuccessful. Try, try again I say. Next time I have to buy my own equipment because I ruined our cheese grader, a spoon and my husband’s good knife. Yikes! If you know me at all you know that I do not belong in the kitchen, my husband does all of the cooking and has full dower rights to the kitchen supplies. I plan on continuing with my DIY journey but I might just attempt them more regularly when hubby is away. Guess what? It’s hunting season, Yeah!
My current experiment is the poo free trial. I read about the poo free way of life while perusing through babyslime. The article discussed using 1 tablespoon of baking soda instead of your regular shampoo. Baking soda is a natural cleanser so I thought I would give it a shot. I have been poo free for 2 weeks now and it’s not so bad.
The first 2-3 days I had to experiment with how much water to add to the baking soda but I figured it out. The babyslime article says 1 cup of water for every tablespoon of baking soda but I didn’t like that combination. I think it just takes a few days to figure out what works for you. The first day I couldn’t believe how shiny and full of life my hair was. The days to follow were just as good. I am still getting use to having no lather which makes it hard for me to gage whether all of my hair is getting clean but believe it or not it is. I’ve also noticed that even though I have fine hair it takes forever to blow dry, now that I am using the baking soda my hair doesn’t stow as much water which makes for faster blow drying. Another great thing I noticed is that I am dandruff free. Usually by this time of year I have a few flaxes of dandruff due to the weather change but not now. My husband refuses to use the baking soda on his hair but I have been using it on my daughter. She has really bad allergies and skin so I try and avoid chemicals at all cost on her. The poo free way works great for her and as a bonus she has quit drinking the bath water because it tastes bitter. Yeah!
The poo free experiment has been great. It has duel purposes such as breaking my daughter of drinking bath water, cleaning the drains and tub while washing our hair, keeping harsh chemicals out of our environment and it is soooo cost effective. You can get 8oz of baking soda for around $1.00, now that’s cheap and green hair care. Check out what Simple Mom has to say about going Poo Free and trust me, you can do it!