Today was day three of consecutive "baking soda method" use (I started several days ago, but cheated with my Burt's Bees shampoo on day two). It didn't go well. I tried blow drying it, but it was a little frightening. I figured I'd just have a up-do day, but even with it in a ponytail it was obvious that something wasn't quite right. I was too self-conscious to leave my own bathroom with that hair because the carpet cleaning guy (with the really hot voice) was there - never mind that only minutes before I'd answered the door with my wet, uncombed hair pulled up in a sloppy ponytail. But believe me, day three blow dried baking soda hair was worse. Much worse.
So I pulled out my trusty Grapefruit and Sugarbeet Burt's Bees shampoo (am I starting to sound like a commercial?) and washed my hair again. Oh. My. Gosh. It was so soft and silky! I loved the way that it slipped through my fingers while I was styling it. I don't know if the baking soda contributed to that or if my soft, clean hair was just such a contrast to the powder residue that I'd been walking around with for the last few days. I'd be willing to use the baking soda method a couple times a week and I think it would work if my hair was coarser or much shorter (I'd totally recommend it to short-haired guys) but for now I'm gonna stick with my tried and true. Burt's Bees shampoo is sulfate free, 99% natural (I know, I know, that 1% eats at me), and much more eco-friendly than conventional shampoo's. Yay, Burt's Bees!