Like anything new that you try, sometimes there’s a learning curve.
Last week I shared the ways I’ve changed to a more simple, natural lifestyle, but today I thought I would share some of the bloopers.
Like when I first tried to go shampoo-free. Everyone was raving about using a vinegar rinse in place of conditioner for soft, clean hair. I tried it and my hair looked like a bird’s nest. It felt like straw. What was I doing wrong? Months later I figured out that I was using white distilled vinegar, but it’s apple cider vinegar that works so well. (A couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a squirt bottle filled with water, if you want to try it. Pour it over your hair and rinse out.)
Or when I made yogurt because I wanted to know how, and it turned out really good. In my eagerness to try it though, I didn’t stop to consider that everyone else in my family is dairy-free, and I’m not really a yogurt-loving person. So there I was with a ton of yogurt and no one else who could eat it.
Then one time I was at a party, and as I loaded up my plate with cheese and cake, my friend asked, “So are you still keeping worms under your kitchen sink?” Everyone within earshot turned and stared. I’m pretty sure a chip fell out of someone’s mouth and hit the floor. Yeah. Awkward.