Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A different shampoo

What are these doing in my bathroom?

Well, the jars are actually filled with bicarbonate and apple cider vinegar mixed with water.

That's what I have used to wash my hair with lately, believe it or not. This is because I read that apple cider vinegar should be good for an itchy scalp since it will restore the natural pH-balance. As my scalp had been both itchy and flaky all autumn I thought it was worth a try. I had already switched to eco shampoos but it seemed it still didn't quite help. About using bicarbonate as shampoo I read about here and I was a bit curious to try, and I thought that at least it can't make it worse!

Using the bicarbonate is a bit messy sometimes but then again who cares if there's a bit of mess in the shower, it will rinse of. The vinegar is just used with the last rinse, I use 3 parts water and one part vinegar. Just be careful not to get it in the eye as I did, it hurts!

After a week I could still not see much difference when it came to how flaky my scalp was, especially after just washing, a lot of flakes of dry skin would fall off but it was not as itchy anymore. With the actual hair there was no problem though, it even stayed clean for more days than what it did with shampoo and got quite a lot of volume. It felt a bit coarser though but I quite like it and it doesn't tangle at all if I just let it dry by itself.

After a couple of weeks I was a bit desperate with the flakes as they still persisted but I thought that I'd still go on for a bit, at least there was no itch!

And now finally after about a month I can feel that even the flakes have lessened, I have even started to use eco shampoo every now and then but I am definitely not giving up the vinegar rinse after washing the hair!


  1. I have been using baking soda and vinegar since June and really love it.

    1. Cool! This was a new discovery for me so it's nice to hear that others' experiences as well :-)