Such humble ingredients but they are so useful for some many things around the home. Believe it or not this is my shampoo and conditioner. Since using these, I have never looked back. My hair is so healthy, soft and shiny. Also as a bonus it reduces your exposure to any toxins found in some ordinary shampoo and conditioners available.
If you are interested in how to make these, please see instructions here:
Shampoo – Get a mug and put in some bicarbonate of soda / bi carb soda (enough to massage into your scalp and roots of your hair). Then add some water (enough to make it into a paste). Give it a good stir with a spoon.
Conditioner – Get another mug and put in 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar and fill up the rest of the mug with warm water.
Now you are ready for your shower!
Get your mug with your shampoo and massage the paste into the scalp and roots of your hair thoroughly. After this, make sure you wash out your hair thoroughly.
Get your mug with your conditioner. At this point I usually turn off the shower to save and conserve water. Place your hair into the mug just mainly focusing on the ends (I usually put in my hair up to half way, I have long hair) and leave it in there for 2 minutes. After this, be sure to wash out your hair thoroughly.
You don’t have to use mugs, you could use those empty shampoo and conditioner bottles and make up a batch to use. This could come in handy when you are traveling too. Make sure where possible that you try to use glass bottles so that you reduce your exposure to plastic.
Please also consider that when switching from ordinary shampoo and conditioner to these, your hair may go through an adjustment period. Where you may have to wash your hair a little more often than usual, (or maybe it may be about the same as you are currently doing – everyone’s hair is different and responds differently) just until the oils in your hair balance out and then you won’t have to wash it as often.
A good tip:
If you find that you hair is dry on the ends perchance. Use a very small amount (a few drops) of jojoba oil and massage it into the tips / ends of your hair to re-hydrate if necessary.
Give it a try!!!