A few months ago I decided to start making my own shampoo and conditioner. I had heard that store-bought shampoo strips the hair of natural oils, even if it’s organic shampoo without harmful additives. Besides, half the ingredients listed in my old organic shampoo and conditioner bottles I couldn’t pronounce, much less figure out how to obtain it. My philosophy with food is that if you don’t know what it is or don’t know how you would make it, don’t eat it. And why would my philosophy change for anything else I’m putting on my body?
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- 1/2 C Dr. Bronner’s Organic Castile Liquid Soap (see photo)
- 1 Tbls Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3/4 Tbls Tea Tree, Vit. E oil, Olive Oil (chose either a combination or just one)
- Drops of essential oils: lavender, eucalyptus, etc (optional)
- 1/8 C Water
- 1 Container
Combine ingredients together. Rub thoroughly into hair to activate suds and then scrub scalp. This shampoo/conditioner combination is more liquid than standard hair products–you could use a spray bottle to apply if you’d like. I used a spray bottle at first, but my finger was developing impressive muscles because of the number of sprays it took to get enough product out for my long hair! (Just kidding about the muscles, but it was getting tired.)
A positive sign your shampoo and conditioner works properly: your hair will feel more oiled! Most modern shampoos dry out your hair and remove natural oils, this one keeps your hair naturally moisturized making it a good shampoo for people with dandruff issues!
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