Monday, March 07, 2011

Vinegar Is Our Friend :)

I had heard a long time ago that you can use vinegar in place of fabric softener. I have done that here and there, but not all the time. I was always worried about static cling in the winter time.

I have not been using shampoo for almost 2 years now. I wash my hair with baking soda and water. I use vinegar and water for a rinse. I had always said I could not get a comb through my hair without cream rinse. I wanted to give the vinegar a fair try. It has worked wonderfully. I have not had any static cling in my hair at all and never really paid attention to that fact. Now fast forward to this past weekend... hang in there with me... this does go together. :) I went to take a shower and the water would not get hot. It was coolish, but not cold. The hot water heater was running, so I turned off the water and did my hair with the baking soda and water and lathered up every where else. I turned the water back on to rinse and it was cold. I figured it would take a few minutes for the hot to make its way through the pipes, but the water only got colder. Our house was already cold and I was freezing. So, I just rinsed what I had done and did not take time to use the vinegar rinse. I got out and towel dried my hair and then combed it. I combed my bangs down and figured when they had dried a bit, I would run a brush through them, which I did. Guess what? HORRIBLE static cling. I look like I had stuck my finger in a light socket. It was at that moment I realized that the vinegar had kept me from having static cling all winter.

Now, to tie the 2 together... it makes sense that it would work in the laundry too!! :) See, I told you it all went together. I just thought I would pass this information along.


LadySnow said...

I use vinegar in the rinse in the summer time when I am going to hang the clothes on the line. Doesn't seem to work well enough for us in the winter time for some reason. Even my hair has static like crazy! We probably need to run a humidifier

regina said...

I've been using vinegar in my laundry for a while. My husband just this week put up poles for my clothes line. I'm very excited about that and am hoping that using vinegar in the rinse will work as well when I hang clothes.

We've also been using ACV in the chicken's water. They look better and our egg production didn't suffer as much this winter.

I guess you can't go wrong with vinegar.

Jthemilker said...

We have static in our house all winter long. I wonder if there is a way to use vinegar to elminate it? Hmmm...