Monday, March 30, 2009


some randomness...


still musing about what to do with my hair. maybe just colour it darker...
i'm also trying something new... no shampoo... i just started (today!) washing my hair with baking soda and rinsing with apple cider vinegar. you might think that's gross. i'm experimenting though. not only to save money (goodbye $38 bottles of shampoo!) but to try and lessen my dependence on plastic bottles of chemicals. next up is to find a good home-made scrub!

This is as far as I'm going...

took a trip out to visit my parents with miss ribwich. she wets her feet in a pond and watched my parents' dog swim.

Earth Hour Neon Lights

we turned off our lights for earth hour and took santos out for a walk around town with the camera. some restaurants were cooking and dining by candlelight, but yaletown condos were still aglow.

i made a purchase today, but it was a purchase "for the greater good" so to speak. so it's allowed. i got 'remembering the kanji'. thanks léon for recommending it and leading me to all japanese all the time. along with improving my french, learning japanese is on my shortlist of things to do. i can't wait to get started, but the book doesn't ship for 1-3 weeks. damn you amazon.


josephine said...

ooh, do let us know how the baking soda/cider vinegar hair washing goes! I've often thought about trying it, but it just sounds scary.

erica said...

so great that you're trying the no-shampoo thing. let us know how it's working for you. alas i am still too addicted to my yummy-smelling shampoo...

quick question: if you color your hair, how does the baking soda and vinegar interact with the coloring? perhaps not at all?

-h said...

the baking soda/vinegar thing must be working. your hair looks good.

-ps. when are you gonna show the boots?

life . style . dissected said...

i make a scrub and use it twice a week:

- organic brown sugar 1c.
- epsom salts 1/2c.
- juice of one lemon
- lots of honey
- virgin coconut oil 1/4c.

leave me soft as a baby bum!!

will definitely have to try the apple cider vinegar.

Stephanie said...

i will do some updates with how the baking soda and acv goes! i was actually really surprised at how my hair was after washing it for the first time. i was thinking that it would be in knots since i didn't use my regular conditioner, but it brushed out with no problem! actually, it brushed out easier than with using my regular conditioner.

-h: i don't have them yet! going to pick them up this week. thanks! i will try that out!