Fold open end of tube in and sew along the edge. Tie the ends in a bow and your done!!
I just saw this written on a time out chair on Pinterest and LOVED IT!
So I had to make a printable for it! 🙂 I’m keeping this in mind for when Walker gets older. Enjoy!
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I had contractions off and on for a few weeks and was progressing at every appointment, so I really believed Walker would come without induction, but I was wrong. I agreed to have my water broken at 41 weeks because he was measuring so large. After a few hours, I was contracting harder, but wasn’t progressing (I was 4 cm and 80% effaced when I checked in) so they started pitocin. (In hindsight, I should have asked to wait on starting the pitocin). Right after starting the pit my Dr came in to check me. I was having a pretty strong contraction at that point and she laid her hand on my belly and said, “I’m going to wait until this contraction is over to check you.” After a couple of minutes my contraction was not subsiding so they put in an internal fetal monitor and the baby’s heart rate had dropped from 140 to 60. They gave me oxygen and a shot and had me get on my hands and knees to stop the contraction, which didn’t work quick enough so all of the sudden they called for a stat c-section and 20+ people showed up rushing around.My family, Mike, and I were shocked and terrified at this point because everything had looked good and had been completely normal, but within seconds things were going so terribly wrong. They rushed me to the OR, strapped my arms down, cathed me, gave me general anesthesia and within 15 minutes Walker was born. All while my poor husband was waiting outside the door terrified and praying desperately for our protection. It was a CRAZY CRAZY experience. Seriously, I felt like I was in a movie in which I might not make it to the end.
I know God’s hand was over me though because I hadn’t seen my Dr since check in time hours before and she was the one who laid her hand on my belly during the exact contraction that caused distress (which lasted 6 minutes by the way). Also, I didn’t panic (not outwardly anyways) and was filled with a weird calmness as everything was crashing down around me. I have no clue why it all happened this way or what caused it (pitocin, anyone?) or if it could have been prevented, but I’m so happy that my little one is safe and healthy.
Well I’ve made it three weeks without shampoo!! You can click to read about weeks one and two if you missed them. So here’s what happened this week, I decided to skip the vinegar which was a huge mistake! My hair turned out dry, course, and frizzy. Then, I bought a boar bristle brush which seemed to really help make my hair softer and more manageable. It also helped to distribute the oils down the length of my hair so it’s wasn’t so dry. I highly recommend using one if your doing this method.
I ended up going three days between washes. Here are pictures of my hair on day three:
You can definitely seem some oil here!! *FYI* I wore a hat this day.
Then I washed my hair with the same 1 tbsp baking:1 cup water, but I upped the vinegar to 3 tbsp:1 cup water and all of the sudden my hair felt normal again!!! Here are pictures of my hair the day after washing it:
I can’t believe it! My hair feels like I used shampoo!! It’s so soft and light and wonderful. I don’t know if it’s because my hair is adjusting or if it was the vinegar, but I’m so happy. My hair feels clean!!! So here’s what I’ve learned so far about the “no-poo” method:
1. You have to play around with the baking soda and vinegar to water ratios to find what works for your hair. (Listen to you hair. It will tell you what to do.)
2. Baking soda absorbs the grease, but dries your hair out so only use it on your roots when needed. It’s also a good idea to leave it in your hair for a few minutes before washing it out.
3. Apple cider vinegar makes your hair soft, shiny, and more manageable, but you should keep it away from your roots because it can add to the oiliness.
4. Boar bristle brushes are fantastic!! They help to distribute the natural oils throughout your hair, making it shiny, moisturized and healthy.
5. Giving your hair a break is a good thing! It helps to restore it to it’s natural state.
I’m happy with the no shampoo routine so far. Hopefully it will continue to work for me. I’d love to hear your stories!
**UPDATE** After almost seven weeks of no shampoo I decided to use it again. My hair was just never as consistently clean and soft as it was with shampoo. The main differences were that my roots were slightly “heavier,” my hair felt slightly sticky and it was always sooo tangly! I’m glad I went no poo because now I can go longer in between my regular shampoos without feeling dirty. Once I use up my stash of regular shampoo I plan on finding a more natural product to use. Thanks for all the comments and feedback!!