1) I got a gym membership!
2) I also got a mohawk!
I’m growing my hair out for the whole getting married shenanigans I’ll be up to next year… but it’s already kind of long, just wild. Can I play? Also (and I mean WOW this is pansy) you inspired me to try a weight… I mean just one because I don’t know what I’m doing / am learning. Tim showed me some triceps lift things to do….. and I. Loved. It. I plan on using your blog for help learning what to do :) fyiii
Of course!! Any and all hair goals will be supported!
And yay for lifting!! The fitblr community actually got me into lifting, and I love it.
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Seven reasons not to cut all of my hair off again.
Growing out a pixie can be such a pain in the ass sometimes.
What’s not to be happy about?!
There are 3 1/2 billion women in the world, so there are 3 1/2 billion ways to be a feminist
georgia—peach replied to your photoset: I used to wish for hair this curly. Turns out all…
wait…so what do you do to your hair? just rinse…no?
Yep! When I shower, I just rinse my hair. I spend a decent amount of time scrubbing my scalp really well with my fingertips—not my fingernails. I probably spend two or three times the amount of time I used to shampoo my hair just scrubbing my scalp. I do the rest of my shower stuff, then I rinse again. This time, I flip my hair over and rinse it with cold water. Luckily, I have a removable shower head, so this is really easy and I don’t have to stand in cold water. It could also be done with the faucet. I rinse with cold water to close my hair cuticles, which are opened with hot water, so my hair won’t frizz. Once a week, I rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar. ACV cleans off the residual buildup that rinsing alone for a week didn’t, but without the oil stripping chemicals that shampoo has. When shampoos strips the oil from your scalp, your scalp works overtime to replace the oils. So it’s possible that shampooing ultimately makes hair oilier! So far, I’m pretty pleased with the results of not using shampoo. And even though I sweat heavy five or six days a week, my hair doesn’t smell bad. I ask my boyfriend to sniff it frequently ;)
Thanks! I’m actually trying to grow it out, but I know I can always come back to the pixie. Right now, I’m not using any hair care—shampoo, conditioner, or other product. I have only rinsed with water for a week now. I’m noticing a little more oil at the roots than normal, but I’m going to give it a few more days before I try putting anything on my hair. I have really full hair from the natural curl, so what I’m noticing is that not washing my hair is keeping my end from frizzing and giving my roots more volume. Though my roots feel a little more oily, I think they have more volume because the natural chemical makeup of my hair isn’t being compromised by the chemicals in shampoo. I’ve read that a lot of no ‘poo-ers rinse with a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar. That might remove oil without flattening. I’m going to try it if my roots get too oily, but you might want to see if ACV will clean your hair enough to give it back a little volume. When I try ACV, I’ll be sure to let you know how it worked for me!