Two things happened to me recently that I’ve never had happen before in my life. First, DH, who usually doesn’t even notice when I get a haircut (even if it’s a drastic change in style), told me that my hair looked great and asked what I’d done to it. I had NOT gotten it cut or changed the style.
Second, when I did go in for a haircut this week, the hair stylist told me what wonderful hair I have. (Me???) I was so surprised, I actually looked around to see who she was talking to, then realized I was the only one in the room besides her! In fact, she kept repeating it over and over, and finally asked me what I use on my hair.
As I said, has never happened to me before. So what changed?
I switched from shampoo to soap. Soap? Did I say soap? Yep, that’s what I said: soap.
After reading an article Ivory wrote on Little House in the Suburbs on using soap for hair, I decided it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. Most of our soap contains glycerin, which is supposed to be a no-no for hair, but I happened to have one bar of goat milk soap so I used that. I really didn’t expect to see much of a difference, especially since the shampoo I’ve been using is one of the more *natural* ones. Was I in for a surprise!
I’ve been using the goat milk soap for about a month now, and I don’t plan on ever switching back to shampoo. My hair looks much fuller and shinier now, and it feels better.
Ivory suggests a vinegar rinse, but my skin didn’t take too kindly to that. I only used about a tablespoon in 2 C of water, and I rinsed it out, but my scalp and neck itched for hours afterward. So I just use a very little bit of my regular conditioner.
Thank you, Ivory!
Now I just need to make friends with someone who raises goats and likes to make soap. 😀