# Sebum


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 […]


NaHCO3 + CH3COOH + H2O = Happy Hair?

Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it. Chemistry is bad when you make crack with it. ~Adam Sandler So.  I just washed my hair with the contents of my baking box. Well, maybe not but it’s definitely stuff that I would previously thought about eating before I put it into my hair.  I actually just did my first “no-poo” hair wash.  The scientists will recognise the title of this post as being the chemical equation for what I just did: Sodium Bicarbonate + Acetic Acid (aka Apple Cider Vinegar) + Water […]