Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hair Stuff


I just refuse to look normal in photos. Can't take myself too seriously, you know. I'm a little windblown after a long walk with a not-wanting-to-nap baby (sleeping in the Moby here, by the way).

After contemplating a big chop for quite some time, I finally did it yesterday, about an hour after submitting final grades. I hate debuting a new haircut in front of students. I really needed a new look, and my long hair was driving me up the wall. When Sam turned about 3 months, all that extra hair I had accumulated during pregnancy starting falling out en masse, and my long strands were all over the house, stuck to Sam's drooly face, and clogging up our drains. It had to go.

And since I don't post a lot of photos of myself here, this is what I looked like in January on an especially good hair day. 


It feels good. 

I've also recently experimented with using baking soda and vinegar in place of shampoo and conditioner (inspired by Ashley a million years ago). After just one day, I was a convert, although I'm still trying to use up some conditioner. Vinegar really does soften and detangle if you can believe it. 

There's the hair update I know you've all been yearning for. 

8 comments:

kathy weber said...

Yay, you did it!

Bearette said...

Looks good! What's the ratio of baking soda to vinegar? Does it smell bad?

Domestic Kate said...

I don't really measure, but the link I put on the post says she uses 1 Tbl baking soda per cup of water and 1 Tbl of vinegar per cup of water. I didn't notice a strong or a bad smell, although I could smell the vinegar (use apple cider vinegar) just a little. I think I diluted mine more at 50/50, though, so I used way more vinegar than the suggestion!

Rachel Federman said...

I'm fascinated by the idea - I have to try it.

rockygrace said...

Love the haircut!

Domestic Kate said...

Thanks!

James P. said...

Both old and new hair are so pretty. People may hate you for the natural curls.......... We used vinegar mixed with just warm water as an afterrinse when I was a kid....1950's......Then it dropped out of vogue, maybe because of the smell. In the 1960's, people got excited about "egg" shampoo and I am NOT wondering why that fad died out! EWWWW!...........Ginny F. (who is forgiving you for no pix of Sam in this post), Fairfax, Virginia

Domestic Kate said...

I'm trying not to overload everyone with all baby all the time photos! But thanks, Ginny!