OMG. This stuff smells great. And it has, like, only 12 ingredients. I did realize before I bought this that instead of conditioner, you use a vinegar rinse at the end. No biggy, all the reviews said no problemo.
So I spend a good 30 minutes mixing the right amounts of vinegar, and finally wash my hair.
Results are surprisingly simple, my hair feels nice. I am surrounded by a cloud of vinegar. EWE.
The directions say to give your hair 2-3 weeks to adjust to this new type of healthy soap, so I don’t have high expectations. Just really hating the vinegar smell that follows me around all day.
I get my hair colored as usual. The website says this shampoo will NOT strip color from your hair. I wait 24 hours after coloring to wash my hair. The dark dye swirls down the drain. HELLO again roots! I send Bubble and Bee a quick email. They suggest trying lemon juice in the rinse instead of vinegar, and suggest I embrace my god-given hair color and stop using nasty evil dyes. Um, ok. I mean, that is legit and all, but really, I DO like my highlights an awful lot and don’t want to give them up.
And the lemon juice doesn’t really work and leaves my hair full of pulp. But I am committed to this experiment and in the broader perspective having a healthy life and planet and all that jazz. So I decide to stick it out.
My hair is looking REALLY greasy around the ears. Kinda stiff and, um, wiry everywhere else. I still smell like vinegar and am ultra aware of getting to close to my friend when we are teaching preschool together. 2 weeks to go until I give up. I look up the FAQ page on the Bubble and Bee website and am lead to believe that I may have hard water. So I try the baking soda and stuff they suggest.
For another week.
I am getting tired of wearing ponytails. The greasy situation is NOT getting better, no matter how much baking soda I use, and frankly, I am sick of smelling vinegar in the bathroom and everywhere I go. Call me old fashioned, but I LIKE the clean, soapy smell I usually associate with taking a shower.
I give up. I will assume I have the hard water. I will suggest that you only try this shampoo if you are SURE you do not. I take a shower this morning and wash my hair with…
Nature’s Baby Organic Shampoo and Conditioner that I got from: