Tuesday, May 19, 2009

to 'poo or not to 'poo

Shampoo, I mean. I recently have found a movement of people who have stopped using shampoo. Some have done this for economical reasons - good shampoos can tend to be expensive and it is something you will always eventually run out of. Others are doing it for environmental reasons...less plastic containers, less chemicals going into the earth and into the body. This whole idea just intrigues me. I always try to use products in my house that are environmentally friendly and not harmful to our family...but this is just something I want to try out for myself. Some 'no poo-ers' use a mixture of baking soda and water to clean their scalp and hair and then rinse with apple cider vinegar...this method really does not float my boat. There is a low-poo method that I am going to try. I will be using Dr. Bronner's castile soap once a week....the rest of the week I am just going to rinse my hair with just water and go.
I look at my daughters' hair...I maybe actually wash their hair once a week even though they shower every day...their hair always looks great, never greasy or smelly. I have been trying to go longer between washes...normally I am a wash my hair everyday kind of girl...so this is going to be a huge thing for me to do. I am hopping that it will only take a week or so for my hair to transition in to this low-poo way of life. I washed my hair on Friday...today is now Tuesday...let's just say that I have been wearing my hair up for the last few days. I know it's going to take time and I want to really give this thing an opportunity to work...We'll see how it goes.

Here are some no-poo resources:
No Shampoo Alternative - No Poo
When it comes to shampoo - less is more
Why You Should Go No 'Poo

Monday, May 18, 2009

Soccer Girl

Blake had her first soccer game this weekend. She did amazing! She scored two goals and just had so much fun! We had a blast watching the game. It was just so funny to see these three and four year-olds running after the soccer ball and trying to figure out how to play the game. At one point in the game, Andy was trying to explain to Blake about teams and how you don't want to let the other team (the Red team) get the ball...he ended up telling Blake that she didn't have to share with the Red Team...it was so funny, but she understood. Blake got the ball from the other team a few times and even blocked a goal! I have never really played team sports before...I swam when I was growing up and in high school. I did play volley ball for a while, but I'm just not aggressive enough...Blake definitely does not have that issue. We were just so proud of her and we can't wait for her next game!
Here is also a picture of sweet Brecken at the game too...she loves being outdoors and watching the kids. She is almost one now and just getting so big.