After many requests (one) (from River) I've decided to post a pic of my hair PRE-straightening.
This is quite traumatic for me. And it might be for you, too -- if you're easily frightened, click away NOW.
Well, don't say I didn't warn you.
This is after using the bicarb/vinegar treatment, and allowing it to dry naturally overnight. I can't (ever) get a brush through it and if I did I'd look like the worlds' largest dandelion, so it's completely au naturel.
It looks like this if I put half a bottle of conditioner on it, too, so don't blame the experiment.
Now, by way of comparison, here is my sister with her experimented-on-for-more-than-a-year hair.
Now, before she started using the no poo treatment, her hair was like straw. It wasn't frizzy like mine, but really dry and brittle, and it had no shine, at ALL. I think it's fair to say that it looks FANTASTIC now!!
She's modified her original recipe, and here it is:
white or apple cider vinegar
1tsp honey into the jug, dissolve in a bit of boiling water (prevents stickiness)
fill jug halfway with cool water
add 1tsp bi-carb soda
i find half a jug at this stage enough
pour onto wet hair, massage in, rinse out.
condition (ENDS ONLY, if you wish. i do this only every now and again) and rinse really well
rinse out your jug, refill with water, and add a good splash of your vinegar
pour through your hair.
rinse if you wish ( i leave it in, smell goes when it’s dry)
I'm going to try with the honey, next time I wash. Who knows, it may even make me sweeter.