This is wonderful and hilarious; thank you both for your public service. Gastrointestinally, this is probably as close as you can come to actually taking a bullet. Plus, your kitchen smells like someone's grandmother's powder room! (HATE rosewater.)
By Statham on My Special Friend
This article made me realize that now I have no clue where my significant other is. If you see him, he's wearing a pink outercoat, and he might be very low on energy.
@noReally Put a ring-tone on it.
There is an animal in me purring... these are the most accurate horoscopes.
This is perfect: "You are deeply flawed, my love, and so am I." When I saw it was the Galactic Rabbit, I couldn't click fast enough. Love this column.
@stonefruit Its kind of tempting to be like 'haha, people used to be so weird about ladybits, what would they need this for!' but uterine prolapse is a real, sucky and common thing that is still not always entirely correctable. :-( I had an elderly relative recently go through unsuccessful surgery for it. I'm not trying to be shamey, mind...I mostly think the fact that the largely educated women of this site still don't know this shit happens commonly is evidence of how "womens' troubles" still are considered impolite to talk about, to our detriment.
@myeviltwin It's a pessary. It's an old-fashioned way of supporting the interior vaginal area following uterine prolapse or other issues.
That the Sears catalogue doesn't have any of these things in it any more explains a lot about why Sears is going under.
I've been no-poo for about 8 months now, and here's an alternative recipe for any curious folks:
aloe vera gel (the blog I adapted this recipe from said to use shelf-stable, store-bought gel, but I just grab a bit from my aloe plant)
tea tree oil
I scrape the gel into a bowl, then add 1/4-1/2ish cup of coconut milk and a few drops of tea tree oil. This makes enough for two little travel bottles, I keep one in my shower and one in the freezer (this stuff spoils after a while).
I like this a lot better than the baking soda/ACV method. It smells nice, doesn't mess up your hair's pH, and isn't abrasive like baking soda. Also: IF YOU DYE YOUR HAIR, DO NOT USE BAKING SODA ON IT. I use baking soda when I want to strip out color because it is gritty and abrasive and generally Not Good for keeping color in. ACV should be fine, though I haven't tried it myself.
@dracula's ghost when I first quit shampooing, I used baking soda and vinegar every day. Then slowly tapered it off over the course of maybe a month: every other day, every three days, etc.
I realized after awhile that the vinegar didn't do anything for me, so I cut it out completely. Haven't done the vinegar in maybe 3 years.
And then with the baking soda, at some point a few months in, I realized my hair was just basically never getting oily/lank/gross, so I stopped using the baking soda too. Now I'd say I do the baking soda maybe once or twice a month.
It's just really important to understand that shampooing every day makes your head produce MORE oil than it normally would. So the way your hair is gross and lank after 3 days of no shampoo is NOT necessarily representative of how your hair is "naturally" if you don't wash it. You have to help it through that adjustment period and let its oil-production go down to normal, and then you can see what your hair is REALLY like!