Are you getting tired of reading about my hair? I kind of am tired of writing about it. So this is it for a little while.
However, I wanted to claim a small personal victory over the battle with the olive oil I so innocently put in my hair three days ago (read about it here).
It took about four attempts and three days to get the olive oil out of my hair and I'm happy to say that it's pretty much all gone.
What didn't work: water rinse (duh), lemon juice/water mix, baking soda/water mix, apple cider vinegar/water mix and lots of cussing.
What did work: a bar of ivory soap.
I did an insane amount of reading on the internet about how to get olive oil out of hair and many sites suggested shampoo (not going to do) or Dawn dish soap--it had to be fragrance and dye free according to what I read. Turns out, I don't have the appropriate Dawn soap, so I figured why not Ivory soap? It cleans, right? Right.
I must've washed my hair with the bar of soap about five times in total to get it back to normal. In the beginning the soap didn't even bubble up like normal soap would because there was SO much oil for it to work on. But as the olive oil came out of my hair, the soap would get soapier which let me know that the soap was actually working.
So I'm happy to say that I will NOT be putting olive oil in my hair again (although during my research I found that coconut oil is much lighter and comes out easier than olive oil) and that if I ever get drunk and do decide to condition using cooking products, that many washes with 99.44% pure Ivory soap will rid my hair of the gunk.
And I'm still shampoo free!
Now just to exert that same self-control and stubbornness to losing weight and things will be just peachy.