# Applesauce


366: A Year of No-Poo

…you’ve probably already decided I’m some sort of smelly hippy and don’t have a “normal” life where I have a job/social life… twirliegirly 24/05/2015 That was me, writing one of my first entries on this re-boot of my blogging life, exactly 366 days ago (gotta love a leap year).  That was me right at the start of my No-Poo journey.  Armed with (what are generally considered to be) the no-poo staples: bicarbonate of soda, apple cider vinegar (ACV) and a bristle brush.  My go-to reference was Happy Hair[A] and, well, it got referred to quite a lot! So before I tell […]


Day 25: That which I have learnt so far.

Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. ~ Victor Hugo I last used shampoo 25 days ago and I can honestly say it has been way easier to do than I thought it would be, in fact I have quite enjoyed it and the time has gone really quickly.  I now know exactly what I am putting on my hair and scalp and it feels quite empowering. That probably sounds entirely bizarre but it’s kind of like de-cluttering part of my routine and it’s feels like a metaphorical weight off of my shoulders (for want of a better expression).  The act of mixing and blending […]


Day 15: Applesauce Time. 4

Why not upset the apple cart? If you don’t, the apples will rot anyway. ~ Frank A. Clark This week my hair has had a rather waxy texture to it.  While this has meant it hasn’t been flying around all over the place and depositing sebum on my face hasn’t exactly made my hair pleasant to touch.  This is a not unexpected side of the whole no-poo transition and I have been trawling my copy of my new haircare guru Lucy’s  brilliant Happy Hair book for potential solutions. On Tuesday I tried a bentonite wash before I went to work. Bentonite clay is known for its […]