The other day I asked for reader questions since I was bored and couldn’t think of a thing to talk about (which is really quite amazing itself).  And one of my very favorite readers, Renee asked this:

Oh purple shimmery awesome one, please let me know how your no-poo experiment went. Are you still doing it? You gave us a few updates but have been quiet about it for some time now.
Oh, and how is your cousin’s sick baby?

First up.  No Poo.  In case you don’t know the term, going “no-poo” means that someone quits using shampoo.  With only about 2 exceptions, I have been completely no-poo for one whole year.  Just imagine the amount of money I’ve saved by not using all that chemical laden shampoo!

Now, when I had my hair pinked out for The 3 Day, it got shampooed at the salon (like 3 times, I was dying!).  That just threw the balance into a tizzy and it took a couple weeks to recover.  But other wise, it’s been fabulous.  I’m so glad that I ditched the shampoo.  My hair has been curlier, fuller and all around in so much better shape than any amount of fancy shampoo could produce.  Every so often, when I have been extra sweaty or something, then I will do a baking soda and apple cider wash.  But I don’t do that very often.

I shower and rinse my hair.  Then it air drys.  I don’t need to use all the gel I was using before or conditioner to work out tangles.

No, my hair does not smell.

Sweet Penny.  She is just a doll!  I saw her at Thanksgiving when they came up for dinner.  She is such a spunky little thing and spent the day commanding everyone’s undivided attention (especially her grandpa’s!).

She had a giant surgery to remove a large portion of her tumor (I believe the one that was wrapped around her spine) in October.  Since then, she has spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital undergoing more chemo and dealing with other annoying infections.  Her mom is doing her best to update the Pennies4Penny website and hopefully now that the crazy holidays are over I can help get some more fund raising events going.  She is a trooper but still has a very long road ahead of her.