Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Experience with Rainwater

Like any other natural I'm always looking for new things to try out with my hair, but I kind of hit a slump with that. I don't really have to funds to go out and buy new products every other week and even if I did I put myself on a product fast (my bathroom cabinet can't take all those products) so buying anything was out of the question. Anywho... Thursdays are my designated wash days (I skipped last Thursday thanks to laziness) so there was no question of whether or not should I wash my hair.
So once I got home and sat around for a little bit, procrastinating of course I then decided to wash my hair. But then I heard the thunder and seen the lightening... *sigh* that's the disadvantage of staying in North Florida, at any given time there will be a random thunderstorm. So I couldn't wash my hair because I find it dangerous to be near any kind of water while it is lightening. I then decided to mope at the fact that I couldn't wash my hair when an idea hit me! Rainwater!
I have tried numerous times to wash my hair in rainwater but every time I catch the water I leave it outside for weeks until the mosquitoes occupy it. This time I decided once it finished raining I would get the buckets and immediately wash my hair. So I set two buckets outside and came back for them an hour later after it finished raining. When I came back this is what I had..
How all that dirt got in there I don't know but I took care of that!

Honestly this takes a lot of patience....
Almost there...
Yay!!!No more dirt...it only took me no more than 20 minutes to do it all.

BENEFITS OF RAINWATER

Okay so I know some of you all maybe wondering why the heck she wants to try rainwater? Well here's a little spill. According to some sources rainwater which is "soft water" washes your hair better than tap water which is "hard water". It also is said to help cleanse the hair better and some people rave about how it makes their hair softer after a wash. I don't feel like getting all into it so here's a little article right here about it.: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/style/can-you-wash-your-hair-with-rainwater.htm

MY EXPERIENCE 

I really wanted to use the rainwater throughout my whole washing process but I didn't catch enough (I'll use a bigger bucket next time) so I decided to use it after I did a deep condition. I did my deep condition with "Organic Root Simulator Olive Oil Replenishing Pak"  I love that stuff, leaves the hair feeling great and is easy on the pockets. So after I let the conditioner sit on my hair for an hour I rinsed it out with the rainwater. That was VERY tedious, trying to dip that water out that small bucket on my head wasn't any fun...next time I just may use a pitcher and pour it on. Lol. Anyway it was enough water to get all the conditioner out. Am I happy with the results? Well to be quite honest I didn't feel an immediate difference, my hair is always soft after I rinse so I couldn't tell if the rainwater had made a difference. I added Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In in my hair and I then noticed a difference. Instead of my curls drying hard they do feel much softer and my curls are actually a little more defined. So I guess the rainwater does live up to the hype. 

WILL I USE AGAIN  

I'll continue to use rainwater because 1. It's free 2. I do believe the benefits of not using "hard water" will help my hair out in the long run and 3. It's all natural. Although I'm not one of those naturals who searches high and low for all natural products, I do believe it's good to use them . If I could change one thing about this experience is I'll use a bigger bucket so I can use it for all my rinses (I use do 2 when I wash). 

Well that was an interesting way to put a spin on my normal regime, will you be trying rainwater in the future? Let me know! -Krystal 

24 comments:

  1. You've convinced me! I'll give it a shot! Thanks for the detailed review and check out my natural hair blog too! www.napturallycurly.tumblr.com

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    1. No problem hun! And I will be sure to check it out :-)

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  2. I'll try it. I grow up on the island and back of the days we use to play in the rain. So washing my hair with rain water sounds fun to me.

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    1. Yes it is! It was a fun little project for me and it also brought me back to my childhood because I use to LOVE to play in the rain. I just never knew I could actually wash my hair with it. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Oh wow! This really gave me the push I needed to try it out. I love how detailed you were thanks a lot :)

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  4. It is raining and I'm gonna catch me some wadaaa lol

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  5. We have rain barrels here. I can't wait to try it!!! =) Today it rained, and I got absolutely soaked! Which was annoying... HOWEVER my hair was awesome afterwards. So I really started thinking that should do this on purpose! Found your site and I am SO GLAD I did! Very detailed thank you soo much!!! =)

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    1. Thank you so much Brandy. I'm glad you found my article useful. :)

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  6. I love rain water tonite we had a good down poor an I stood outside an told my fience to get my shampoo an cond an i wash my hair.. I tought my step daugher how to do it so ever time it rains good were out side washing our hair i love the way my hair feels after wards

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    1. Yes, rain water makes your hair feel awesome. Next time it rain's I'll be using it again. Thanks for reading Maggie. :)

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  7. Do you use the rainwater once and throw out the rest, and then wait for it to rain again?

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  8. We just had s down pour. but i didn't. put buckets outside.. But we having another. down pour tomorrow.. so im going. to put maybe a few buckets. for my. hair and s few bucket for my 8yrs old hair . and wash it . and i let yall no what i think.. Tomorrow. is. hair washing. day.

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  9. I caught in the rain tonight and while i was out shopping i bought spray bottles and when i got home it was still watering i filled my bottles up with the rain falling out my apartment roof drain pipe it was clear and cool i have short natural curly hair that i spritz with water everyday and gona use this rain water instead and i filled a pot also in poured in my plant

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  10. I got caught in the rain tonight and while i was out shopping i bought spray bottles and when i got home it was still watering i filled my bottles up with the rain falling out my apartment roof drain pipe it was clear and cool i have short natural curly hair that i spritz with water everyday and gona use this rain water instead and i filled a pot also in poured in my plant

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  11. I got caught in the rain tonight and while i was out shopping i bought spray bottles and when i got home it was still watering i filled my bottles up with the rain falling out my apartment roof drain pipe it was clear and cool i have short natural curly hair that i spritz with water everyday and gona use this rain water instead and i filled a pot also in poured in my plant

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  12. I got caught in the rain tonight and while i was out shopping i bought spray bottles and when i got home it was still watering i filled my bottles up with the rain falling out my apartment roof drain pipe it was clear and cool i have short natural curly hair that i spritz with water everyday and gona use this rain water instead and i filled a pot also in poured in my plant

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  13. I got caught in the rain tonight and while i was out shopping i bought spray bottles and when i got home it was still watering i filled my bottles up with the rain falling out my apartment roof drain pipe it was clear and cool i have short natural curly hair that i spritz with water everyday and gona use this rain water instead and i filled a pot also in poured in my plant

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  15. Ladies....buying a bottle of distilled water...same thing��Pure water rinse! It really works beautifully !!! Personally, I own a distiller so I don't even have to buy it. Highly recommend����

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  16. I hope this works and wanna try it.. send me your number and let talk

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  17. While using rain water how long does it take for ur hair brown grow

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  18. my hair got rained on yesterday and i was wondering if it was a good thing, but now i don't think it was such a bad thing.

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  19. Hello. Just wondering if you could post an update on whether your grey hair did reverse by using www.howtly.com/long-take-hair-grow/ the onion juice finally. I can't find anyone on the internet who has actually seen grey hair reverse to black (everyone is relatively unanimous about it helping hair growth). Please do post a new update for us. Thanks.

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  20. I used rain water a week ago and my hair is so soft it want stay braided it comes down at the ends very soft

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