It’s really getting bad. How do I know it’s really getting bad? I’ve had the greatest week of my life. Doesn’t sound that bad. So how does it get that bad?
Let’s consider – the reason I had the greatest week of my life – and this is where it gets bad – is because I washed my hair. See? That’s sad. This is where Mother Nature has taken me. This is what my life has become: Throwing a party over using shampoo. That’s more depressing than trying to figure out what that kid who wears a cape to school does on a Saturday night.
Anyway – I’ve been washing my hair with real shampoo. Surprise, surprise. My reverting back to traditional chemicals has long since ceased to amaze. So what pushed me off the wagon this time?
So I’ve been trying out leave-in conditioners, and during this process I have to use real shampoo. Otherwise, how would I know where the grease is coming from? It’s basic science. If my homemade shampoo always makes my hair greasy, then how do I know if something I add to this mix – leave-in conditioner, let’s say – is working or not? Isn’t that variables or something?
Here’s my prime leave-in recipe that I found at The Make Your Own Zone:
- 4 parts water
- 1 part glycerin
I just spray this on my wet head after a shower, and it does seem to make my hair softer. A dab of plain Aloe Vera also works, and I’ve heard of using oils – mainly jojoba, coconut and olive. But, as you may expect, I’ve largely avoided that. I did experiment with small dabs of jojoba oil, but it seems to add grease, so I cut that out right quick.
So now that I have a conclusion to the leave-in conditioner experiment, I guess that means I should consider giving the homemade shampoo another go. Maybe Saturday night I’ll put on my cape and whip up another recipe.