I bought a bar of olive and coconut soap, SLS and Paraben free, grated and diluted it to make some shampoo for my hair. It felt fine using it, although there was no lather which I thought a little strange. Did my usual rinse with apple cider vinegar followed by water.
Combing it through it felt very different and very heavy. I dried it slightly and it was obvious something was not right. It was flat, lifeless and slightly greasy to the touch:
Thinking I hadn't rinsed it enough, I rinsed it again, still no different so I shampooed it using my normal shampoo - ah, that is better. It felt soft and shiny and manageable again!
Not to be outdone, I re-read my information to find out I had missed the bit about soap and hard water not working well as a shampoo as the hard water lets the soap leave a residue on the hair, ah well. I read more, went on-line and ordered some SLS and Paraben free shampoo, not at all cheap but we shall see!
We had our winter delivery of 2 cubic metres of hardwood delivered this week:
We managed to move it though, me by wheelbarrow and DB stacking for the most part, in about 40 minutes. There are a few in the garage that we need to use the log splitter on. As we always borrow the wheelbarrow from our neighbour, we give him 10 logs as a thank you even though he always says not to.