Hi everyone, ohhhh I feel so stupid! I actually nearly don’t want to write this, but I think I should so as that someone else maybe doesn’t make the same mistake I did!
I was out last night meeting a friend and we went to a smokers bar (because it was bitterly cold and the other bars were really full and there were seats in this place). Needless to say this morning I needed to wash my hair…ewww! So I thought this could be a test for the No’Poo routine! But I have to rewind a bit to last Monday…
On Sunday night last week I tried the No ‘Poo routine first time. On Monday morning, my eyes were very swollen as if I had cried my eyes out or had not slept in a week. I quickly ran into the kitchen and cut two pieces of cucumber and lay down for 15mins. Thankfully they calmed down by the time I got to work. I wondered if it had anything to do with the way I washed my hair the night before, but after that developed a mouth ulcer and a cold sore in pretty quick succession but my eyes were fine.
Today, I went into the bathroom, used a much more diluted version of the rinse and used a comb to comb it through like a few people had advised. Everything seemed fine, my hair looked nice, but within an hour my right eye was really red. I knew it couldn’t have been a coincidence and wondered what I did wrong. And then it hit me… I think I used *washing soda* instead of *baking soda* (sodium bicarbonate). Although thankfully I rinsed it out very well and did the vinegar rinse it was a really really really dumb thing to do. Thankfully nothing worse happened, because washing soda is an entirely different animal. So this week again, I also had an emergency regular shampoo hair wash :(
Next time, I will try it the way everyone else does it – with baking soda – LOL! Whoops! Be safe No ‘Pooers!!!