Trending up: Baking Soda Shampoo

scrub that hair, hipster

So what if my Grandpa called them “dirty hippies”, we all know that modern day hipsters bathe and take pride in their manes of flowing hair. But why take a shower using traditional shampoo, full of its boring chemicals and potential carcinogens? In fact, many are pointing their fingers at manufactured items, wondering what’s really in their ingredients and what are these ingredients doing to our health … and, if we must shower, how can we be more hip about this?

Your next step: run to the cupboard, grab all the baking soda and vinegar you can find. While it may feel gritty at first, mush some of the baking soda and water through your locks. After rinsing, give yourself a splash of vinegar conditioning treatment. While the battle rages on over the best vinegar, apple cider or white distilled, the number of uses for this kitchen ingredient certainly continues to grow. Take it as a badge of pride when the other hipters look at your foaming swirly hairdoo and call you “volcano head.” For added pizzaz, try using the same process for your “south of the border” hair. Weee!


Poised: Cowboy Baths

troughWhat’s that? You’re still taking showers? Still immersing yourself in that Victorian clawfoot surrounded by homemade beeswax candles? Hipster, please. If you want to experience some old-school authentic hygiene, it all starts with a horse trough.

Drag one of these bad boys up onto the rooftop. Fill it with equal parts cold water and boiling water. Strip down, climb in, light up a Swisher Sweet and just soak. Feel that? That is prairie luxury, my friend.

Do you want a swig of Black Velvet to help you relax? You don’t mind if you do. Need to rinse off? Have Edie grab that bucket over by the DJ station. No, not the one we use as an ashtray — the other one. There you go.

Now gaze off at the horizon. Take it all in. You are the Shane of this afterbar. It’s almost time to ride.