Posted: 29 Jun 2009 10:21 AM PDT
So this is what happened: We decided on a trip to the beach last week on a sweltering day. Seems everyone else did too, because the beach was crowded and so was the water. Imagine hundreds of people coated in non-biodegradable sunscreen filing in and out of the lake all day long. I didn’t notice it at first, but at the right angle you could see what looked like a mini Exxon Valdez oil spill floating on the surface of the water. I didn’t notice it until after I’d submerged my head in the goo. When we realized we were all feeling a bit slippery for a dip in a freshwater lake, I knew my hair would need a serious scrubbing. So when we got home I decided to try the baking soda scrub followed by a final rinse.
Oh my GOSH.
You know I don’t type in all caps, but…
OH MY GOSH!
Now I know what makes the whole “No ‘Poo” thing such a big deal. What I assumed would turn my hair into a tangled dry mess, what I assumed would be an unpleasant gritty experience, actually turned out to be the best-kept natural beauty secret I’ve ever blabbed on the internet. Yes, the baking soda scrub is gritty as all get out, and yes it feels a little weird initially, but it rinses out very well. And if I just put the recommended tablespoon or two of cider vinegar in a mug of cold water, dump in on my head at the very end without rinsing it back out, I have the most amazing hair of my life. No, I don’t smell like , but the shine is about blinding.
I’ve been doing this treatment every day for about a week now and my hair improves by the day. At first I lost some of the new curl I’d gained, but it has returned and in a much shinier version. Still no tangles to contend with, no need for conditioners. My hair has become softer with some natural highlights coming into play. Cider vinegar does give you reddish highlights over the long term which actually works well for me, so I’m happy.
I see now why some super models and famous hair stylists recommend no ‘poo. I get it. I really get it now. I don’t know how the adjustment would have been if I’d started out withrinses right from the start, but I have a feeling it would have made things a little easier. People who have done this treatment much longer than I have say there’s still an adjustment period of one to three months, even longer sometimes. But now I can say with confidence, and in all caps, IT’S WORTH IT!!!
Read all my articles on my No ‘Poo Personal Challenge here.
i love this story. i am following it closely as you can tell. (and thinking.) i do wonder if this has the same effect on all hair types. go visit dk mommy spot (she has giveaways too.).
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Posted: 19 Jun 2009 01:11 PM PDT
“Mommy.” “Yes, baby.” “Mommy, I was in your stomach.” “Yes, baby, you were.” “Mommy, when I was in your stomach, I saw your heart. And it loves me.” Never were truer words spoken. ~trisha Share and Enjoy:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Norman Phartephant the elephant plush toy #giveaway
Norman PhartEphant came to live in our home a few weeks ago and has been sharing his flatulence with my family causing all kinds of raucous in our house. My son thinks this is the sound an Elephant is supposed to make. He knows how to sign the elephant so he signs it and copies the farty sound.
if you think he looks cute, go mom start and find out how you can win one!
This is what MomStart had to say when she got the sample and cookbook...says it is a winner!y Story with Virgin Coconut Oil.
Tropical Traditions sent me a jar of virgin coconut oil. I have had time to use it in a recipe of my own, but they did also provide me with a book of recipes and information about Virgin Coconut Oil. I haven’t even begun to delve into the book but I will tell you about my cooking experience.
I like to make a recipe called Chicken Curry and Coos Coos. We usually use Coconut milk but I was out and I had this jar of Coconut Oil. My husband had already put the idea in my head so I proceeded to use the oil.
click her name, to read the rest of her comments. you'll want to enter after that!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
"Ex Libris Anonymous (ELA) journals are one of a kind and are made from recycled books of all shapes & sizes. Each book is filled with about 75 sheets of of acid-free blank paper. These books can be used as journals or sketch books or to record household expenses. The uses are endless!" says ms modern. you should go check her out! she really does like to give things away!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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Monday, June 15, 2009
There are 18 listings for Parks.
Brackenridge Park (sandy loves!)
3910 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 736-9534
San Antonio's Brackenridge Park is 343-acres and was created from land donated to the City of San Antonio in 1899. It houses the San Antonio Zoo and the Brackenridge Eagle miniature train...
Casa Navarro State Historic Site (a place i missed? next trip!)
228 S. Laredo St., San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 226-4801 / Fax: (210) 226-4801
Casa Navarro is nestled in downtown San Antonio. The half-acre site is the restored home of Texas patriot José Antonio Navarro (1795 - 1871). Today, visitors can tour Navarro's adobe home...
Choke Canyon State Park (missed this too but the area is so beautiful...i gotta get back)
PO BOX 2, Calliham, TX 78007
Phone: 361-786-3868 / Fax: 3617863414
Enjoy birding or viewing a breeding population of alligators and many species of wildlife. Fish include sunfish, catfish, bass, carp, drum, and gar. Camping picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and a...
Dog Parks (did need them when i lived there a hundred years ago)
4700 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242
Phone: (210) 207-6141
An abundance of fire hydrants. Water fountains just off the ground. It s a dog s dream now available at two city parks: Pearsall Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Road, and the newly completed McAllister Park ...
Eisenhower Park (i don't remember this one but, you know me)
19399 N.W. Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78257
Five miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and nature study. 320 acres of Texas Hill Country landscape, including wooded dry creek beds and rocky canyons. Barbeque and picnic facilities are available....
Friedrich Wilderness Park (note the handicapped trails!!)
21395 Milsa, San Antonio, TX 78256
This 232-acre hilly and heavily forested wilderness park has 5 miles of hiking trails (including the region' s most improved handicapped trail). It is a neighbor to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and is loc...
Government Canyon State Natural Area (another pretty area...don't forget to bring your camera)
12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254
Phone: (210) 688-9055 (210) 688-9055
Government Canyon State Natural Area is an approximately 8,622-acre area in Bexar County, just outside San Antonio. The canyon was on the "Joe Johnston" Road from San Antonio to Bandera which was bla...
HemisFair Park (it's cool...not my fav but it's cool)
200 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205
Built to host the 1968 World's Fair, the parks lushly landscaped areas and dramatic, cascading waterfalls offer a refreshing retreat from city streets. The park houses several historic buildings, a p...
Japanese Tea Garden (my fav)
3853 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
The Japanese Tea Gardens, adjacent to the Sunken Garden Theater in Brackenridge Park, features beautiful floral displays, a waterfall and a safe habitat for new Koi and aquatic plants. It is an extra...
Main Plaza (don't miss it)
115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-9800
San Antonio's historic Main Plaza, at the heart of the city, dates back to the early 1700s. The city lovingly restored it in spring of 2008. This innovative public space, with huge trees, bubbling...
Mitchell Lake (think of what it was like way back when)
10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221
Phone: (210) 628-1639
Mitchell Lake is a 624-acre complex has a mixture of brushland, grassland, mud flats, shallow ponds, deep ponds, and a deep water lake. The lake is positioned on a natural migratory bird route and se...
River Walk (Paseo Del Rio) (another fav)
110 Broadway, Suite 440, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 227-4262 / Fax: (210) 212-7602
20 feet below street level and steps from the famed Alamo, the Paseo del Rio, better known as the River Walk, awaits you. Aside the meandering San Antonio River, stone pathways connect shops, restaur...
San Antonio Botanical Garden (and another don't miss)
555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 207-3250 / Fax: (210) 207-3274
This 33-acre living museum entices visitors with seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids and even an authentic ...
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (you know i love this)
2202 Roosevelt Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 534-8833 / Fax: (210) 534-1106
The chain of missions established along the San Antonio River in the 18th century is a reminder of one of Spain's most successful attempts to extend its New World dominion from Mexico. Representing...
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City's recreational and cultural programs and maintains 212 City-owned parks including swimming pools, gymnasiums, cemeteries, sports faci...
San Antonio Zoo (one of my top 5 zoos in the world and old enough to have lots of shade trees)
3903 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 734-7184 / Fax: (210) 734-7291
The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped...
San Pedro Springs Park (a don't miss)
1315 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX
Phone: (210) 207-PARK
Full of rich history, San Pedro Park is San Antonio's oldest park and the second oldest park in the United States behind Boston Common. It's a beautiful place for a family event or nice afternoon str...
Woodlawn Lake (this was after my time)
1103 Cincinnati, San Antonio, 78201
Woodlawn Lake Park is a beautiful 62-acre facility located just northwest of downtown. A city park since 1918, Woodlawn features an artificial lake of about 30 acres in size. It's popular with walker...
taken from online sorce.