Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Lately, I have been using a more natural recipe for shampoo. I had been wanting to try this for some time and had done it once before with a different recipe and not liked my results. So I found another recipe and tryed again and with some modifications for my hair type I was able to tweak it. Its super simple and works great! I also wanted to go natural for the conditioner and opted for the Apple Cider Vinegar recipe. Besides this recipe only costing you pennies it is very good for your hair as opposed to dosing your scalp with tons of harmful chemicals. I haven't got but one of my children to use this method yet but it really has made a difference in how often we buy shampoo.
Baking Soda and Water Shampoo (or the no-poo method)
Combine 1/4 cup or less of baking soda with about a quart of water
Heat over the stove until disolved just until boiling. Remove from heat and allow to cool. After the liquid has cooled pour into your choice of contaier. Some suggestions for containers are: old shampoo bottle, musturd container, mayo or katsup containers, or buy a new squirt bottle container.
If you want to you can add essential oils to give it a sent.
To use: Pour all over the hair and shampoo as normal and rinse. It will be cool so prepare yourself.
To read about how I used this shampoo in an emergency situation read the post Injury, Blood and Nauseousness.
I can't say enough about Apple Cider Vinegar for your health. Your shampoo can be more healthy as well.
In a quart container add 3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and stir. That's it you are done.
To use: Pour on the ends of your hair leave for a few seconds and rinse. The smell of vinegar does not remail in your hair. I have found that using an old mouth wash container works good for this. I just fill the lid about two times for each rince.
Have you ever used the no-poo method? Tell me about it in the comment section below. I sure like hearing from you.
I no longer use this method but if I am in a situation where this is all I had I would know what I could use. I just didn't like the cold feeling on my head enough to continue using it for a long period of time.