April 16, 2008 at 5:42 am #335155ChezzaParticipant
By the time I got everyone/thing/animal organised this morning I didn’t have time for a shower… I went to work looking rather :rip:, I guess the universe stepped in…..
I have one of those headbands that are made of wire which I’m going to use to pull my hair of my face and hopefully that will help with the way it looks!April 17, 2008 at 5:51 am #335156VanessaMember
I have tried to do this a few times.
I have gone cold turkey – nope that didnt work, I think it was during the holidays and was hoping it would settle by the time I had to go back to work but no a few days is about all I can handle.
I am going to give it another go, I usually wash every morning in the shower with a two in one, but I am going to give it a go every second day and then try to space it out from there, with alternate days just wetting it (i dont blowdry or use styling products, so wetting it in the shower in the morning is the quickest and easiest way to get rid of “bed hair”)
Oh and I am getting (a long overdue) haircut on Saturday, so that should help too.April 17, 2008 at 6:22 am #335157
I thought I would take a picture to show you what I am talking about. I visited my friend today and she asked what I had done to my hair, cause it looked so good:shy:. I told her that I hadn’t washed it and she said “well keep that up!”.April 17, 2008 at 6:32 am #335158ChezzaParticipant
hmmm, your hair looks pretty good to me!! :tup::tup:
I’ll keep it up for a while longer!!
Vanessa, a good haircut is what I need as well!!April 17, 2008 at 6:54 am #335159KiewietMember
Suz -You’ll be able to enter one of those “glossy,shiney hair” competitions.
I love the color!April 17, 2008 at 7:06 am #335160
😆 It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen!:lol:
The colour is from some very cheap henna I bought at our local Indian grocer. It cost $3 for a pack of 100g. I made it up using strong coffee instead of water and left it on for about 3 hours. At first the colour was a bit brassy (for about 2 days) then it settled into this nicer red brown.April 17, 2008 at 7:09 am #335161KirstyMember
I think I have to wash my hair tonight:( It’s stuck to my head greasy and smelly:tdown: I will try again thoughApril 17, 2008 at 7:31 am #335162mum2twinsMember
Well i gotta say my hair is looking fine.
I give it a really good scrub under the shower with my fingers and a really good towel dry.
my hair is very short though!!
Kirsty if you hair is a light colour can you try brushing some talc or corn flour through your hair…it will absorb excess oil…..note that your hair can look a little grey coloured afterwards though :tongue:April 17, 2008 at 8:35 am #335163baringaparkMember
Kirsty are you going to wash with bicarb and vinegar? Don’t wash with shampoo will you??? 😮April 17, 2008 at 10:08 am #335164TheresaMember
a VERY timely thread for me 😀
As part of my girls allergy management program we cut out all products that contained any of our many allergens, had any kind of nasty chemical in and anything that had even a hint of a smell…. there were TWO shampoo options – 1 was a castille shampoo that was not very good on my very oily hair (I know oil is supposed to help remove oil but it didn’t work), and the other I ended up getting a rash down my arms from!
So, the universe kind of spoke to me too! For 2 weeks I used nothing and it was horrible – my hair is only shoulder length, very fine and very oily – so it was pinned back and tied back the whole time and it looked greasy…
Then for the past 2 weeks I have been using a bicarb wash 1/week and rinsing with regular vinegar….
For about a day after washing its nice again and I can tolerate leaving it down, but then its straight back to its horrible oily look – no improvement in that whatsoever…
I also had shocking flaky greassy gunky stuff all over my scalp though and our biochemist advised the use of Ego Resolve – a tinea treatment (seeing as dandruff is a yeasty thing) and it has at least got rid of that problem but that was only last week so I’m hoping that a couple more weeks and the oil slick might start to subside now that the dandruff is under control as well…
I NEED to invest in some hats though!April 17, 2008 at 10:58 am #335165gleanertMember
😆 Gotta love ALS…just spotted the photo of Suz’s hair at the back of her head!!
Through the cyber world we are sharing our everyday simple struggles !
:clap:April 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm #335166
I think Shellbelle said that arrowroot flour was a good dry shampoo (rub in, comb out) for oilyness? I also wondered whether juiced cucmber might work as a light astringent for getting some of the oil under control?
Good luck Theresa – must be hard with those allergies, hey? Everything has chemicals in it these days.April 19, 2008 at 10:22 am #335167jaymesMember
Well I’ve discovered a way to make the greasies go away for a day or so.
My name is Jaymie and it’s been 3 weeks since my last shampoo…. I have long hennaed hair and it has been very greasy and heavy since I stopped shampoooooooing.
The henna was waaaay overdue for rooting and today was the first morning that Alex has been home for what seems like ages. So we did my hair today. I’ve found that one way to quickly rinse out the henna and to get it to set better is to rinse it in cold water first. The easiest way to do that is to go for a swim in the creek! So off we went.
My hair has dried drier than before without as much grease. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow.April 19, 2008 at 1:20 pm #335168mum2twinsMember
i Have gotta say…my hair is behaving in a really orderley manner!
Nearly 1 week and my hair looks really presentable
went out today workind\g as hair and make up artist and felt fine with my hairs appearance :tup:
Thanks for all the encouragement from previous no ‘pooer’sApril 19, 2008 at 1:57 pm #335169
Jaymie, I found that with the henna too – it felt like I had shampooed my hair – very weird.
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