All natural hippie

Last month, i read the label on my shampoo and decided to google some ingredients that i don’t really know about. It surprised me because there are a lot of harmful chemicals in my shampoo. I have a hairloss problem and some of the chemicals in my shampoo caused the hairloss problem. There are actually some bald spot in my hair that i can conceal with hairstyling. But deep down, i know something is wrong.
After that, i cut off shampoo entirely and switched to aloe vera. I have aloe vera in my garden, so i can use them whenever i want. I mix aloe vera gel with lemon juice to control the oil on my scalp. I rub the mixture on my scalp, wait a few minutes and rinse. It works wonders on my scalp. My hair is stronger, cleaner, fresher, and it is back to its natural brown ish color and wavy texture.
At this rate, i am planning to switch to all natural soap but i haven’t found the correct recipe for my skin. For now, i use an eco friendly soap. I also cut off facial wash and switch to apple cider vinegar to clean my face.
By doing these things, i am more determined to live a healthy life. I drink fruit and vegetable juices, eat raw food, and exercise more regularly. I think my body is taking it well because i manage to cut off my allergy medication and rely on honey for allergy treatment –surprise, surprise, my raw honey works better than my 100$ medication.
Not trying to be a hippie or something, but i urge you to go all natural and eat healthy. Your body will thank you and it also saves a lot of money.

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2 week no poo update

I forgot to take pictures of my hair before i showered, so no pics in this update. I tried to extend my washing cycle to once every 5 days. I washed my hair on monday and washed it again on saturday. It became super greasy. My hair become oily from the root to the tips. On last week’s update it was just greasy on the roots. Thankfully, i haven’t start college and most of my days are staying at home. Hopefully my hair wi regain its balance on week 4 or 5.

1 week no poo update

I week into the no poo method, my hair is still in transition and my scalp is kinda figuring out how much sebum it should produce. One thing i notice is, my scalp is not itchy anymore, eventhough it’s very greasy, and my hair become wavier.

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I haven’t washed my hair for 4 days and this is how greasy it become. It’s greasy, but it’s not smelly and not itchy. I actually feel that my hair is thicker and it is also smoother. I usually  carry my detangling brush everywhere, because my hair get tangeld easily, and ever since i use the no poo method, my hair never tangles anymore.

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My bangs are straight as a stick, but notice how wavy it become.

Redescovering Passion

I love graphic design, especially typography. For me, fonts have their own characteristic and beauty. I even compiled my favorite fonts in a folder.
So, i decided to dive deeper in the sophisticated world of typography by learning hand lettering. I combined some of my favorite fonts. Enjoy!

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No-shampoo experiment

Have you ever heard of the no poo shampoo? I recently browsed the web for an alternative shampoo, because my hair is breaking like crazy and i think it’s because of the chemicals from my shampoo and conditioner. Instead, i found this no poo shampoo as a save alternstive to remove chemicals from your hair. It is very easy and cheap. I’m planning to go no poo for a month to see if it works. I’m gonna post an update here.

What to do with scrap yarns

I was very obsessed with knitting socks that i bought several skeins of sock yarns. After i made couples of small socks for my nephews and nieces, there are still a lot of yarn left.

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After i browsed ravelry, i found a project from tinyowlknits, it’s called the beekeeper’s quilt, and it is designed for leftover yarns. Because i was too broke to buy the pattern, i gotta figure out the pattern myself. Besides, making hexagon is not THAT hard. Figuring out the stitches to make the perfect hexagon IS the hard part.

And they turn out to be very fast and very easy to make. One hexipuff only takes up to 1 hour. I stuff them with my stash of stuffings, which i got for like 5k rupiah for 100 gr.

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I started making the real thing yesterday (after days of experimenting)

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I plan to assemble them like this (credits  to tinyowlknits)

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And also credits to fukupac for this cute basket.

Longest WIP so far

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I casted on this project in early april. Only days after i received my new interchangeable needle. And I’m proud to say that i casted off this project on saturday! I use alize bamboo fine yarn for this project. It’s very soft, great to knit with, and has a vibrant color. What i love the most is, i can either use this as a scarf or a shawl.

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Challenge accepted!

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Yesterday my mom challenged me to knit a doily. She just bought a new vase and she needed a new doily to go under the vase. So i browsed some patterns on ravelry. It’s pretty hard to knit doily. I found it more challenging than crocheting a doily. It is a small doily and i knitted it in 1 day. The final result is great and it is blocked.

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