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This Wednesday, Lent begins. Last Lent, I gave up meat and became a pescetarian. Definition below.

Pescetarianism /ˌpɛskɨˈtɛəriən/ (also spelled pescatarianism) is the practice of following a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. A pescetarian diet typically shares many of its components with a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet and may include vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, dairy, and insect byproducts (such as honey, carmine, or shellac), but a vegetarian diet excludes meat. The Merriam-Webster dictionary dates the origin of the term pescetarian to 1993 and defines it as: “one whose diet includes fish but no other meat.”

Pescetarianism via Wikipedia

I have now been a pescetarian for a year and I’m enjoying it. The only meat dishes I miss sometimes are bacon, oxtails, and dinuguan, a Filipino dish.

For this year’s Lent period, March 5th to April 17th, I will be doing two things. First thing, I will be cutting out/majorly scaling back my dairy consumption. I’m lactose intolerant, so I shouldn’t be partaking of a lot of dairy. I love ice cream and aged cheddar, so it’s going to be hard. Once Lent is over I will limit my ice cream and cheese intake. Uggh. Ice Cream. ❤

The second thing, will be attempting a no-poo regiment for my hair and using household items to wash/condition my hair. I’ve already been using sulfate free shampoo/cleansers and cowashes. However, it’s become a pain searching for a great deep conditioner. A definite pain in my wallet. Therefore I decided it was time to try more natural and simpler means. The first thing I have to do, before I began the no-poo lifestyle, do one final clarifying wash. That will happen today. Below are the hair products/formulas I will be using and some that I want to try out, along with links to Youtube videos explaining the recipes. It’s going to be an interesting Lent.

Shampoo: Baking Soda Wash
How To Wash with the No-Poo Method
1 TBSP of baking soda
1 CUP of distilled/filtered water

Conditioner: Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar!! Hair Care from Start to Finish!
1/2 CUP of distilled/filtered water
1/2 CUP of apple cider vinegar

* I’ve seen online there is a period of time that it takes you hair to adjust. A detox period. Some have said about 2 months.

Deep Conditioner: Honey, Egg, Mayo, & Olive Oil
Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar!! Hair Care from Start to Finish!
3 eggs
2 spoonfuls of honey
1-2 caps of olive oil

Do It Yourself: Homemade Hair Deep Conditioner Apple Cider Vinegar, Eggs, Mayonnaise, and Honey
2 eggs
6 spoonfuls of mayo
1-2 squirts of honey

DIY Homemade Greek Yogurt Deep Conditioner | Natural Shine Enhancing, Moisturizing, Detangling Cream
2-3 TBSP of greek yogurt
Many drops of lavender oil
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1) deep condition first, then shampoo with the baking soda, and follow with the apple cider vinegar rinse
2) shampoo with the baking soda, deep condition, and then follow with apple cider vinegar rinse

Special Hair Treatment:
Cherry Lola Treatment Part 1
Cherry Lola Treatment Part 2
16 OZ. of yogurt
2 TBSP of Liquid Aminos
2 TBSP of baking soda

I will attempt these below, later on. The idea of making my own styling creme sounds like a good idea. Plus I can make it in bulk and save money.
Do It Yourself: Natural Homemade Creamy and Fluffy Shea Butter Cremes Recipe
Two types:
1. Thick and Fluffy Pomade-Type Moisturizing Creme
2. Thick, Silky, and Creamy Moisturizing Creme

-Unrefined Shea Butter at Room Temperature
-About 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
-About 1 tsp Olive Oil
-About 1 tsp Castor Oil
-About 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
-About 1/2 tsp Vitamin E