Monday, October 3, 2011 | By: Gerrylocs

Trial: NO SHAMPOO for 6 Months

I have mentioned my struggle with a skin condition called rosacea. Basically my skin flares up in a red rash mainly on my forehead and cheeks.

I have been trying without lasting success to resort to natural more steroids or anything harsh...anyway, in my quest to discover why my skin is not responding positively even though I'm on low-fat vegan diet and drinking 3 litres of pure spring water which I fetch myself, etc etc...I noticed my skin usually calms down a bit but flares up again a few days after I shampoo. This was hard to figure out because my skin is just NEVER fully clear and smooth on any given day.

In my research to find out what I could be reacting to, I found a host shampoo ingredients that are far from ideal, I won't bore you with the details, I'm still struggling to pronounce these chemicals, nevermind their list of long and scary longterm effects - way beyond my skin problem. There's not a single shampoo I could find that does not contain a minimum of 2 of these harmful chemicals - so I have to take drastic measures.

I suppose there's no harm in trying; so for the next 6 months (or forever)I'm off any type of shampoo. I found a host of natural homemade shampoos, which I'm going to experiment with, but for now, this is my hair cleansing routine..

Dissolve about 3 tablespoon of baking soda in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.

This will stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp.
Next, pour about 6 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a plastic jug and add water. After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your locks, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it! Baking Soda & ACV!!!

I then use a combination of olive oil, hemp oil, and boiled mixture of rosemary, Chamomile Tea & Sage.

The hardest thing about this is to wash my hair & not see foam..but lets see how it goes :-)

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