I’m super excited to announce the first big giveaway I’ve ever run on Humblebee & Me.com! It’s my “Healthy Hair Giveaway”, and I’ve assembled a great goody bag of prizes to help you get your hair care healthy & natural. What’s in this grab bag and how do you enter? Keep reading!
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This was a total accident—I was just looking for a way to cover up some of the vinegar-y scent of my apple cider vinegar hair rinse. All I did was load it up with some pink grapefruit essential oil, using a bit of solubilizer to help things emulsify. After my hair dried, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was really, really shiny! Like glass! Awesome!
These days, static electricity is one of my constant companions (along with dry air and my emotionally needy 80lb dog). It’s most noticeable when I’m pulling clean laundry from the dryer (zap!), but also pokes its head out when I’m wearing a toque or cuddling up in some flannel PJs (double zap!). I don’t mind it most of the time, but when it works its way up to my hair, it’s annoying.
I love to rinse my hair with diluted apple cider vinegar after I’ve shampooed—it helps balance the pH and smooth out my hair. I’m not alone in this; apple cider vinegar rinses are very popular in the natural haircare community. Anyhow, I got to thinking about how awesome the rinses are, and how I could probably make them more awesome with some added essential oils. Plus, Courtney asked me for solutions for greasy hair, so I thought I’d try and lend a hand.
I’m now 18 months into my natural hair care routine, and I’ve learned a few more things since the 11 month mark.
The seasons matter
I’ve found that you can’t just force the length of your wash cycles. The seasons really do make a difference. I’d hit a week last winter, but as spring and summer rolled in, that just wasn’t feasible anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m less inclined to look disgusting during my favourite season, but I’m pretty sure it also had something to do with the warmer temperatures and the marginally higher humidity. So, I shortened my wash cycle down to four days for the summer, and I’ve found it’s creeping back up as the temperatures drop.