Friday, April 29, 2011
I want to give a big big thankyou as well to Nic from http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/sraokfor giving me the insipration and push to do something more, to put some of the ideas whirling around in my head into action. I can't put into words how you have made me feel and hopefully what you have set into motion.
Next post will have more creations I promise
Posted by nadine at 12:57 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2011
well not really but I did get a request to put a basic recipe for the no poo hair care method up, so ask and ye shall receive - just for you Kristie.
Bare in mind it does need a little adjustment to suit each individual but the basic place to start is
1Tbsn bicarb soda dissolved in 1 cup water, apply this mix to your hair starting by working it around the roots and then down the rest of the hair. Don't be alarmed there will be NO lather. When you have rubbed it around a bit - rinse it out. You are then ready to condition - use about the same quantities - 1tbsn apple cider vinegar (ACV) into 1 cup water and work it in like the bicarb, when you are ready rinse it out. No you won't smell like vinegar I promise.
You can also add your favourite essential oils to the ACV mix if you like, also some honey is nice too.
Experiment, I think you will be surprised by the results........
If you do give it a go I would love to hear about your experience.
Posted by nadine at 3:20 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011
In keeping with our desire to live a more natural, simple life we have stopped using shampoo and conditioner. No it is not unhygenic or dirty as I have been told - we still wash our hair, I just don't use a chemical cocktail to do it.
Have you ever read the ingredients in your bottles of shampoo and conditioner? Do you even know what those things are or what they do? I am not prepared to put those things onto my head, sorry but I am not one who believes that just because it is on the supermarket shelf then it must be safe. I believe that I am protecting my families health by not allowing these chemicals to be absorbed through the skin and into our bodies. I believe what is too toxic to put in your mouth is too toxic to put on your skin as well.
So I can hear you asking - what do we do with our hair? - Well I'm glad you asked - we use what is known as the no poo method.
Almost 12 months ago I decided to take the plunge after reading a lot about it I figured what did I have to lose ( except another expensive item off my shopping list lol). Basically we wash in a mix of bi-carb and water and rinse in apple cider vinegar. After an inital adjustment period my hair has never been better, no more dandruff and healthy, strong hair.
I know what you are thinking - oh no I couldn't do that my hair would be a big oily mess yada yada yada. Well let me tell you this- your hair's natural oils work on a supply and demand system - the more you strip the oils away with shampoo, the more demand you create and so the body produces more oils. When you stop using the products there is an adjustment period while your body regulates itself again. For me that period was about 4 weeks.
Admittedly its not easy for everyone to get through the adjustment period. My hair was long then so I put it up everyday and tried to hide it a bit for work, but it really didn't bother me too much but I do understand this may be offputting for some.
Another upside is that I am not purchasing more plastic and so doing one more little bit for the environment.
All I can say if you are interested Google is your friend - you will find heaps of info on the internet to help you decide if this is for you or not. I love the fact that I have found a frugal, easy, toxic free way to care for our hair
what do you have to lose...........
Posted by nadine at 5:21 PM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
well if you are still around reading this blog you are a better person than me - I nearly gave up on the blog but here I am again. No promises on when I will be here again though
The biggest thing to happen in my absence was the birth of the very special Sawyer Phoenix
Can honestly say very little else has been happening, not much sewing or knitting at all, I lost the love for a while, I am slowly getting my mojo back but I have nothing to show for it yet - I do have something special that I just finished knitting but its a gift so no pics yet.
I am also participating in a dishcloth swap on http://downtoearthforums.com/. I haven't done a swap in ages and this is a nice small project to help me find the swap love again.
anyhoo the baby is calling so to speak so seeya later alligators
Posted by nadine at 1:15 PM