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A shout out to the baking soda wash: No dandruff for the first time in my life

07/01/10 01:30:23PM
Darn you Seventeen Magazine!!!! Mass media, commercials etc etc. From the time I started listening to you I have had dandruff. Maybe not blizzards of it, but dry scalp, flaky bits, the ability to make a snowstorm (like Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club) if I tried hard enough.Now, at 30, for the first time in my life, I can part my hair and look at the scalp between each part and I can't rouse a single flake. Amazing! It has been one month since I started a wash-once-a-week routine with The Baking Soda Wash.My mixture is: a little bit more than 1 gallon pitcher - add baking soda - my scientific measurement is: a few shakes of the baking soda box, whatever feels right, then fill with warm water and mix with hand. Add rosemary oil, lavender oil, and tea tree oil- I use about 5 drops each or however much comes out when I am trying to add five drops.Pour on scalp and leave on for as long as it takes to complete other bathing rituals, then use vinegar and water rinse. Then water rinse at end.I was telling my friend about how I stopped using shampoo and she said she always wondered how her white friends kept from getting dry scalps, washing their hair every day. She said (she's african american) that she always washed it about once a week, though she showered with it covered on the other days. Well, I find this fascinating, that I spent so many years of my life with this knowledge completely hidden, shadowed by panteen commercials for "hair so healthy it -friggin- shines" Geez, talk about a media cover up.
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