I'm going to briefly try to recall what I did the last almost-week ... We've been busy!
Day 18/Dec 25: I ended up washing and I didn't blow dry. Good for my hair but I didn't care for the result. I think I'll keep blow drying it.
Day 19/Dec 26: Despite not being blow dried my hair still feels more like it used to the first day after a wash! I even wore it down again.
Day 20/Dec 27: Starting to get some oiliness at the roots so I wore it up today. Plus I had a rough night with Victoria Grace and didn't even get a shower or get dressed this morning. Ugh! It turned out to be her top right tooth! I guess we know what she wanted for Christmas...
Speaking of teething, we had an amber necklace for Shelby that seemed so helpful (especially with the drooling) but of course I put it away in such an smart place that I can't find it. So I ordered one which hopefully will be here soon. She's not really grumpy but it does seem to be disrupting her normally very restful and easy sleep.
Day 21/Dec 28: Ended up using dry shampoo today. My mom mentioned that I must have washed my hair, ha ha! It really does make a big difference (and travels well). Three weeks no-poo!!! I thought I'd be disgusted and disenchanted by now!
Day 22/Dec 29: Starting to get a bit itchy again. Tonight ended up being a wash night and I did blow dry it. Instead of my usual method (since I'm traveling and chose not to bring my peri bottle or spray bottle) I took two plastic cups to the shower. I put baking soda in one and vinegar in the other. The water is much softer here; I'm not sure I could get away with it at home but it seemed to do fine here. I just filled them with shower water right before using them so it would be warm. I probably got more of the baking soda mix on more of my hair than is recommended but I haven't seen any ill effects from one wash. For the vinegar I actually just dipped the tips in and then squeezed the excess out. I didn't even rinse it out. It's true, once the hair is dry you don't smell the vinegar!
Day 23/Dec 30: Maybe it's the weather, the blow drying, or baking soda over too much of my head but I'm having more static than I have been. I feel so much better with my hair blow dried than air dried. Bought a boar bristle brush. Nothing fancy. It's a round brush and they appear to be real boar with no nylon stiffening bristles. I haven't tried it yet.