I love a good natural beauty remedy, so this weekend I tried to tackle an annoying beauty issue I’ve had since I gave birth 15 months ago with a natural concoction.
After having my daughter Fern, I got the most insanely dry scalp…like crazy. I’ve always had to deal with dandruff, but it’s gotten super out of control as of late, and I don’t want to use dandruff shampoo, because it’s filled with so many terrible chemicals. When I use it, I basically feel like I’m slathering cancer on my head. Never a good feeling.
So, I decided to try out the apple cider vinegar solution I’d saved on Pinterest forever ago. 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar + 1/4 cup of water… Spray solution all over your hair and scalp… Wrap a towel around your head and let it sit for 15 minutes to an hour… Then wash out.
Well, I did all of that and even after washing my hair five (yes FIVE!) times, I still smelled like a stinky foot.
I can’t say this wouldn’t have worked since I didn’t do it more than once, but I just couldn’t stand the smell.
A friend on Facebook, after reading my natural beauty remedy lament, mentioned that she used to use apple cider vinegar when she had dread locks and the secret to non-foot-smelling hair was adding in a few drops of essential oil. Genius! I think I’ll have to give this a go again to see if it works once I can stand the smell, but for now I’m classifying this experience as a Beaty #FAIL.
Have you ever had a Beauty #FAIL moment? What happened? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments!
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren:
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