I want to start by saying that my hair is really more of this color normally. My mother is a redhead and I like to think I have some of her red in my hair. The pictures below are in the sunshine.
And as these pictures show, I have very naturally curly hair, did I say VERY!
Ok enough of the pictures, lol.
About Christmas time I decided, through much blog reading, to start looking for alternatives for washing my hair. I am a very lazy person when it comes to hair. The Lord God knew this and gave me hair that is pretty easy to do. I wash it, let it dry some and then blow dry it. I usually pull it off my face with a headband or in a ponytail. I was starting to notice that it was getting dry and a bit frizzy on the ends. Naturally curly hair is very hard to care for. It gets too dry or too oily very fast and can very easily become a rats-nest? About this time I bought my usual round of soap from my friend Leah Terry at River's Edge Country Store on Etsy. I decided, after asking her if she thought it would work, to try to wash my hair with her Lavendar Lace bar soap. I loved it. It did lather, it smelled good and my hair got clean. Actually cleaner than normal, squeeky clean. But I worried that it might take some of the curl out. As the pictures my dh took today prove, not so. If anything it has made my hair curlier. I do still use a conditioner about every third time (one made with goats milk) but I am so pleased with using this soap instead of store bought shampoo.
This is a good example of thinking outside of the box, just not too outside of the box. I had read about shampoo's not being good for you. Shampoo's drying out your hair and they can be very expensive. So I decided to make a switch. And this is where I landed.
I want to encourage you. Is there something you want to change in your life. Just a little something. Think outside the box.
Ask yourself: Can I do this different? Can I be more healthy? More thrifty?*
Wanna try something new? Different? Out of the box? Go for it. I hope to challenge you to try something new. Like making butter, or washing your hair with natural bar soap.** Let me know how it goes.
Blessings sweet friends, Tracylea
*River's Edge Soap is about $5 dollars including shipping. I am still using the same bar I bought 3 months ago. I actually expect it to last at least 6 more months, with every day washing.
**I do want to say that I used this soap as shampoo all on my own. It is advertised as natural handmade soap. Not shampoo. If you try and don't get the same results, I will be sorry, but Leah is not making these claims I am. I have used River's Edge soaps for about a year and have had fantastic results from them. You may make your own soap or purchase them from anyone, but I can only vouch for my hair and River's Edge Natural Soap.