Thursday, December 11, 2014
Exp-hair-iment: Day 3
I did use the dry shampoo Wednesday morning. My hair wasn't as greasy as I think it would have been after a comparable amount of time following traditional shampoo, but I wanted a little boost so I didn't have that "they're all gonna laugh at you" anxiety.
Sleeping with it in a bun has helped I think, and it actually has some nice body when I take it down!
But you can see the roots are getting a bit slick:
So I applied my corn starch/baking soda/cocoa/cinnamon dry shampoo. I felt like I had the powdered wig look going on (though not as severe as in the picture) all day. When Tim got home though, he said "Your hair is looking really nice!" So I guess it wasn't as obvious as it seemed to me.
Using a retired makeup brush, I dabbed it at the roots, going section by section and around my hairline. At first I made the sections with my brush, but then I heard a little one stirring and got in a hurry and I don't think making chunky sections with my fingers hurt anything.
I'm not sure if it was the corn starch or the baking soda, but it actually had a cooling effect on my scalp. My hairs felt "lifted" even though I was adding something to them. Later I was cooking and as I got warm I was afraid I might suddenly have the cinnamon challenge happening on my entire head if I started to sweat, but thankfully that wasn't the case even though I'm sure I was at least glistening as we women do.
My expectation was that I would smell like Mexican hot chocolate, but in reality the cinnamon greatly overpowered the cocoa. I don't think I'd want to smell like cinnamon all the time, but I rather liked it! Definitely better than smelling "oily." Not that it did yet, at least not to me, but I'm anticipating that smell. Doing this in winter rather than summer is probably the only reason I don't yet.
My biggest complaint was that I seemed to have snicker doodles in my ears. I was afraid that would keep happening until my next wash, but after I cleaned them out it didn't return. The process wasn't nearly as messy as I thought it would be, but I did feel the need to wash my brush. I used a couple of drops of Dr. Bronner's castille soap (lavender ... which doesn't coordinate well with cinnamon in case you were wondering) in a sink full of warm water.
This is the longest I can remember going without washing my hair other than when primitive camping or in the hospital. And it isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be!
I'm starting three days potty training when Shelby Hope gets up, so I don't plan to wash again until Saturday night. We won't be leaving the house so conveniently I won't be as bothered about what it looks like. Fortunately Tim loves when my hair is in a ponytail.