How to make your own sls free shampoo? Go shampoo free!

Have you ever thought about making your own natural shampoo at home? It's not as crazy as it sounds. Going shampoo free can be a wonderful choice for the health of your hair, as well as your pocketbook. This article will show you how to make your own cheap shampoo for pennies. How nice is that?

You might be thinking, "Why on earth would I stop using shampoo?" Good question. Well, sit down for this one, please. Shampoo may actually cause hair loss. Why? It's all thanks to the commonly used foaming agents, sulfates. Go grab a bottle of shampoo from your shower. Now read the label. See the word "sulfate" on there? 95% of shampoos contain sulfates, so chances are it's there. Sulfates give shampoo its foam. But at what cost?


SLS (sulfate) facts:

  • SLS can cause eye damage in babies and young children.
  • In combination with other ingredients SLS can form NDELA, a nitrosamine and potent carcinogen.
  • SLS is a known skin irritant.
  • SLS may corrode hair follicles, impairing hair growth.
  • SLS ruins hair!

Mineral Oil: Costs less to package it for sale than to throw it away.

Once SLS damages your hair and strips away all naturally occurring protective oils from the hair and scalp, how about applying some industrial waste to add "manageability" and shine? It's actually cheaper for companies to package up mineral oil for sale than it is to dispose of it, which is why it's the additive of choice to cover up the damage traditional shampoos cause. Mineral oil adds temporary shine and weighs down damaged hair, making it less apparent that it's been stripped. Nice, right?

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Image courtesy of jenn_jenn.

Sulfate free shampoos.

So, let's say you want to stop using sulfates. Why not use a sulfate free shampoo? They do exist, and if you're a careful shopper they can be a fine choice. Don't be fooled by "natural" on the label though, many "natural" shampoos still contain sulfates. So be sure to check labels thoroughly.

Specialty shampoos cost a pretty penny. If you're up for spending the money, great. But if not, here's how to make your own natural shampoo at home.

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Image courtesy of Snap.

Natural Shampoo Recipe:

In a measuring cup combine 1 Tbsp. baking soda and 1 cup of warm/hot water. Stir until mixture is crystal clear. It should look exactly like water. Never change the ratio of water to baking soda! Pour mixture into an old bottle of some kind and use immediately. It's really that simple. And it works.

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Image courtesy of sheilnaik.

Bonus Recipe: Conditioner

Okay, it's actually considered a rinse. Whatever... it treats my hair just like a conditioner, so that's what I choose to call it. To make it combine 1 cup water and 1-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar. I just use Heinz. If you want to use something fancier like Braggs, that should work great too. Pour into a bottle or container of some kind and use immediately. It detangles the hair and makes the scalp feel like a million bucks.

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Image courtesy of Randy Son Of Robert.
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Image courtesy of Lin Pernille.

How to use:

In the shower get your head wet as you would with normal shampoo and then pour your mixture over the head slowly, paying attention to the scalp rather than the hair. Once your entire scalp has been cleaned, wait 1 minute, then rinse your head well. Expect to have difficulty running your fingers through your hair. I suggest not doing it at all, the water rinses the hair nicely by itself. Now, pour the apple cider vinegar mixture over your head, once again paying attention to coating the scalp rather than the hair(the hair can't help but get done along the way). You can leave it on, or rinse, your choice.

Tips:

You might want to make more than just 1 cup of both the shampoo and conditioner, depending on the length and thickness of your hair. If you don't have short hair, I suggest making 2 cups of both. Better to make too much the first couple of washings, and have it work for you, than to make too little and have a bad experience with it.

I hate apple cider vinegar. It's really smelly. So I always rinse it out, which you're not really supposed to do, since it's always suggested as a leave-in. Figuring that it wasn't effecting my haircare routine, I tried to ditch it altogether. Big mistake, it's an essential part of making it work, and it's still effective even when it's rinsed out. Go figure. It detangles the hair, and it conditions it SO well!

Due to my hatred of apple cider vinegar, I got creative and added a couple of bags of chai tea I had knocking around in the back in my pantry. It really helped. I just popped it right into the bottle, and it steeped and brewed nicely. Rosemary is another highly suggested additive. Smells really nice.

Conclusion

Not only will your scalp and hair reap the benefits of better health, think of how much money you'll save. Baking soda is incredibly cheap, as is apple cider vinegar. How nice is that?

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Joe 8 years ago

Nice hub. I've yet to try it but I will.


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dutch84 8 years ago

Gotta love the "do it yourself" hubs! =-)


tess mcgill 7 years ago

I used baking soda and warm water to wash, and used the apple cider vinegar as a rinse. My hair felt clean, but had a real problem with flyaway hair, it was very full to static. Any suggestions? Also, any tips on an occasional conditioner?


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Wahine 7 years ago from California Author

Mayonnaise makes a decent once-weekly conditioning treatment, if you can tolerate the smell. For daily taming of flyway frizzies, a small amount of jojoba oil warmed in the palms of the hands, then carefully smoothed over offending parts of the hair should work nicely. :)


amna 7 years ago

u really sure this baking powder will work for as i have been loosing hair after pregnency ..and now i really feel like to quit all shampoos and go on the other home made treaments...


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Wahine 7 years ago from California Author

@ amna

I cannot say whether or not the baking soda will help with your hair falling out. It could help, it could make no difference, or it could even make it worse. I do know that baking soda itself will not harm your baby, since it's natural and contains no chemicals... etc. If you do give it a try, please let me know how it works for you!


Tim (homemade-shampoo.com) 7 years ago

I can vouch for the mayo - it works great. So does raw egg, avocado, or banana.

If using egg you can add some rum to hide the smell.


katezillai 7 years ago

I've been trying this, but I was wondering if I have to make up the solution fresh every night to wash my hair. That is kind of a pain. Can I mix up a bottle with the correct ratios of baking soda/cider vinegar to water, and use it a few nights in a row until it's used up? That would be really grand. And thanks for the chai tea/rosemary suggestion, I miss having my hair smell pretty.


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Wahine 7 years ago from California Author

@katezillai

You never know until you give it a try, maybe it would work. If you do decide to give it a try, please let us know your results!


katezillai 7 years ago

I shall try making a large batch of both the baking soda and apple cider vinegar mix and using it over a few days and see what happens...the 'use immediately' instruction made me wonder if once the b-s or a-c-v is mixed with water, then some sort of chemical goodness occurs that makes it work nicely on your hair, which might not be the case if it's not fresh? Hmm, I'll have to see if I can find out more about that. But I'll try my make-ahead idea (I just have to find myself two large enough bottles - I have long hair..) and I'll post my results after a few days. :-)


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Wahine 7 years ago from California Author

I said to use immediately because it doesn't have any preservatives in it. I don't know what exactly would happen to the mixture over time. I do recommend giving it a good sniff every day before you apply it to your head, just in case it gets funky or ferments. Can't wait to hear your results. :)


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greciantresses 7 years ago

Ok here goes:

I tried it today. I might have overdone the bread soda as it ddnt seem to e forming a paste. Little did I know what was happening on the bottom of the container:) ( Another forum called suite 101 says that it should form a paste ? ) Anyhow I used some plain white vinegar after probably too much aswell but felt I had to counteract the high dose of soda. Previously, instead of buying new jar of honey, I remembered what my mum always says "that honey never goes off" so I


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greciantresses 7 years ago

Just tried it. It seems to work well.

does the solution form a paste or remain in liquid form? Another forum, suite 101 says to get it into a paste. I think Ii overdid the soda trying to get that consistency.


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greciantresses 7 years ago

so balanced the show with more than enough plain white vinegar. To finish off I melted some old honey that was lying around and massaged that into my hair before using some of the conditioner that I had ( tresemme )Now my scalp tingles all over in a nice way. I cant wait to go to my hairdresser and get my hair trimmed to strengthen it.Maybe I'll put some olive oil in now as dont have jojoba lying around! Thanks again for the clear instructions.


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Wahine 7 years ago from California Author

I don't understand why they would advise you to make a paste. If I did that my head would be a total oil slick from using too much baking soda!

When I make my baking soda mixture I want it to be nice and clear, with no grit. If I don't dissolve the baking soda completely it doesn't want to rinse out and it dulls my hair. Yuck.

I think the vinegar rinse was a very good idea and the honey is just plain interesting. I'd love to try that myself. :)

Thank you for posting. I love feedback from my readers.


Chris 7 years ago

I have been using honey, a little cinnamon, and little lemon to cleanse my scalp. Leaves my hair feeling great. Ive done the same thing with substituting either green tea or raw cocoa powder for the cinnamon. Cocoa powder is phenomenal if your hair and scalp is super dry.

All that stuff works great on your face as well...

I've been looking for other shampoo recipes and will definitely try yours out.

Thanks!!!


Chris 7 years ago

Should mention that its green tea powder that I use not tea bag green tea.


Deni 6 years ago

I have been toying with the idea of abandoning all commercial shampoos and conditioners for a while now..well, almost 2 years. Problem is I get quite bogged down, and never seem to have the time..(insert excuses here) I have very fine hair, but a lot of it, and I keep it pretty long so it can start to look...limp and greasy. On a whim, I was searching for alternatives, and as we have been preparing all of our foods ourselves, I again sought out the home made idea..This combination is amazing. My scalp feels "clean" and not oily. The vinegar, I agree, had to be rinsed out, but it still detangled my hair wonderfully. I much prefer no suds. Somehow it feels luxurious :) Rinsing my hair daily, as opposed to drying it out with sudsy shampoos feels wonderful, and you cant even tell that I wash with BS and vinegar :)


meme 6 years ago

Wow, this totally works! My hair looks great!


Julie 6 years ago

So I was reading this blog the other day & got brave enough to try it today. All I have to say is "holy cow!!!" I can't believe I've waisted so much money on all that crap I've been putting in my hair. It's weird that vinegar can make such a great detaingler. Who'd a thunk!


Barbara 6 years ago

The baking soda and water shampoo nor the vinegar and water conditioner is not for African American hair. I was excited to try but very disappointed in the results. Dry, tangled with a lot of hair loss.


Julia 6 years ago

Is it safe to use on children?


AMAZED 6 years ago

IT WORKED SOOO WELL, BUT AS tess mcgill SAID, HOLY FLYAWAYS! I just used some product and now it looks great!


Bunny 6 years ago

baking soda is a "base" (chemically speaking) which will neutralize the naturally acidic oils that are hold onto dust, dandruff, etc on your scalp. this allows them to get scrubbed away. the baking soda needs to be in a liquid form (not gritty paste!) and really doesn't need to be very concentrated in order to get to your scalp, otherwise it's like using sandpaper on your poor hairs! Your own hair, scalp, & skin need to have a somewhat acidic environment in order to be healthy and thrive. diluted vinegar is ideal for this and has the added benefit of counteracting the hardness (base mineral content) that your water might have. If you're concerned about the vinegar smell, you can rinse afterwards with plain water, but be aware that you if you have hard (base) water, you'll unintentionally be making your hair and scalp less acidic and adding back in dulling minerals.

If you have seriously flyaway hair, try less baking soda water and a teeny bit of jojoba oil or similar.


Isabel 6 years ago

i have trouble with hair loss, so it's difficult for choice shampoo for hair loss, this hub is useful for me, thank you Wahine.


GreenMamaof5 6 years ago

Okay, I have thin hair, but a lot of it. I tried this today, and LOVE it. I did have flyaways, however it is hot and humid here today. I am going to get some jojoba oil to try for flyaways. I just recently started researching natural shampoo options, after I learned what actually goes into commercial shampoos!! Yikes!! I also tried this other recipe I found: Boil one quart of water, add 4 oz. of castile soap, liquid or flakes, stir till dissolved. Turn off heat. Add one quarter cup of Olive oil, or Safflower Oil, or Soybean oil. Stir, and let cool. Poor into a clean plastic or glass container. Cover and pour about two tbsp. over wet hair, suds up, and rinse. It is watery, but will suds up good, and leaves hair shiny and clean.


Nard 6 years ago

I tried the baking soda shampoo as well as the ACV conditioner, and I am very impressed! I read about it on a blog a few days ago and thought I'd give it a try. Even though I rinsed it out, I couldn't stop smelling the vinegar smell. Now, after the ACV, I use a few drops of peppermint essential oil (about 6 drops/cup of water) and my hair now feels and smells wonderful!


webbergail 6 years ago

I found this yesterday, I've only used it once but I'm really excited about it!! I had made my own shampoo from castile soap flakes and water and was using the apple cider vinegar for conditioner, but I think the oil in the soap was adding oil in my hair. I have naturally "moist" hair so that's not all that uncommon. To be fair, my hair is still transitioning from commercial shampoos so it probably would have gotten better, but I was sick of having greasy hair. I tried this, using about 1 1/2 tbsps baking soda and 1 1/2 cups water for my very long, very thick hair, and it worked like a charm. Well, not quite, there is still a bit of oil to my hair, but it's not noticeable unless I touch it a lot and, again, my hair is still transitioning. It feels great. I got to the point where I just couldn't stand those commercial shampoos (even the "organic" one I was using had sulfates and other chemicals!) and my skin is very very delicate and highly allergic to dyes, perfumes, and chemicals. I'm so happy this works! Thank you!

Note - coconut oil works greats to nourish hair and tame flyaways. Beware if you have moist hair though, and only use a tiny bit.


webbergail 6 years ago

Also, I forgot to mention that if you have long and/or thick hair, invest in a wide-tooth comb if you haven't already. I like to comb the vinegar through my hair to spread it more evenly, and it helps a ton to detangle later.


anon 6 years ago

you all realize that this does not do anything for your hair right? it doesn't clean your hair and scalp at all. can't believe people in the world are actually listening to this garbage and actually DOING this!


Bea 6 years ago

WOW Anon, so angry person and brainwashed.

FYI baking soda is the best for cleaning, desinfect even killing nasty things you migh have around your house.

It's natiral, doesn't smell like crap like the rest of the chemicals on the market, doesn't cause alergies and much more.


NoOneImportant 6 years ago

Anon must work for a big name hair care company...

Why else would he/she wish to be angry about people turning away from the harmful chemicals in bath/body products?


Stacey 6 years ago

Worked for me just fine! :)


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Wahine 6 years ago from California Author

Apparently my spam blocker was blocking email from Hubpages or something. I had no idea about the feedback here on this Hub.

I will be updating the article with the feedback left by you guys. Thanks!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, what a great idea! I think it's time I had a go at some of these ideas, great stuff, cheers nell


sarah 6 years ago

Hi, I recently started to notice that im losing a lot of hair and i have long dark hair, its really distressing as i always used to put coconut and amla oil in my hair but since the past few weeks i have'nt been maintaining this regime. The shampoos i use dry my hair out a lot I would really appreciate if recipes could be put up for both natural shampoos and conditioners. I really want to try them out. Thanks to everyone whos posted.


sarah 6 years ago

Hi, just one more thing. Can i use normal white vinegar instead of apple cider?


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Wahine 6 years ago from California Author

@ sarah

Yes, white vinegar can be used in place of apple cider vinegar.


6 years ago

I haven't used anything except water on my hair for about two years (take that, anon!) and while my hair is generally gorgeous and has the kind of gentle waves and ringlets I would previously have needed to pay for, I miss the long-term lustre I got before. So I'm going to give this a go. Will report back!


6 years ago

Oh my god - this has worked amazingly well! It was actually not a hassle to do at all, unlike other websites which seem to have complicated it for no reason. The baking soda kind of foamed like shampoo and then the vinegar made my hair all soft and protected-feeling. It felt beautiful, and when it dried it looked AMAZING - full and shiny and way more waves and ringlets than before. I used almond oil to smooth any flyaway bits. Thank you for posting this!


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Wahine 5 years ago from California Author

I'm so happy for you, K! Love the almond oil idea too.


Abe 5 years ago

I've been experimenting with home-based soaps and shampoos for several years. I've also tried to use household items for cleaning agents whenever and where ever possible. Baking Soda, Vinegar, Cream of Tartar, Lime Juice, Honey, Salt, and tons of other things can come in real handy.

For the last year or so, however, I've been researching and trying out the No 'Poo, No Soap thing. I started with a baking soda/vinegar replacement for the carcinogen-laced, industrial detergent known as Regular Shampoo. Eventually, however, I started to transition towards using no shampoo at all.

I absolutely love it! It took a while to transition, but my hair fills healthier than ever (and no, I don't stink!).

I've since researched a lot on the web about what is in shampoo and how others approach the no shampoo method. There is a lot of information out there!

I came across an online community for Shampoo Free: http://beyondshampoo.com. You can read about the basic stuff. Plus, you can post questions. It seems to be a small, but growing community.

Does anyone have experience with No 'Poo? How about No Soap? Do you use home made or none at all?


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Wahine 5 years ago from California Author

@Abe

I believe that the whole no-shampoo-at-all thing depends on the chemistry of an individual. That would never work for me in a million years because I have combination dry/oily skin. The scalp is part of the skin in my estimation, and the results I've had from different treatments, experiments... etc backs that up, at least in my experience.

It also depends on how you do your hair. If styling products are used, a cleansing agent will be needed to get it off the hair. If no styling products are used and the hair is allowed to just "be", then no shampoo might be possible.

Thank you for posting your interesting comment!


aruttley 5 years ago

I am going to try the backing soda and vinegar today. I have been using Olive oil, honey, eggs, and soy milk mixed together to retore the shine and moisture to my hair. Great results from that as a conditioner. I have been natural for over a year and I am maintaining my hair length. I am not using hair hair dryers or irons. I have curly hair so moisture is a must for length retention. I have found some great natural hair styles that look like I have been to the salon.


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Wahine 5 years ago from California Author

@aruttley

Your conditioner/hair treatment recipe sounds lovely! Best of luck with the baking soda and vinegar, please post back with your results. :)


Sarah 5 years ago

Yep... I officially have fab hair after using this recipe. Thick, shiny and healthy looking...must be the baking soda! Thanks for posting this up!


Charlene 5 years ago

I'd like to try washing my hair without traditional shampoos. My hair is thin and baby fine so I need something that will pump it up. Any ideas? How about a natural hair gel that will help hold my short 'do after a blow-dry?


pixy 5 years ago

quick question: is this safe for color-treated hair? will it make the color fade quicker? just curious.


Jack 5 years ago

I intend to try using this method. Just one question. I have facial hair that I shampoo and condition with commercial shampoo. Since pH of the facial skin is likely different than the scalp, should this method be used for beards?


julie 5 years ago

believe it or not you can make a simple hair gel that is an old time product. boil flax seeds in water and the resulting goo is a great setting gel. this was marketed as nestle wave set years ago but my mom even made it on a wood stove when she was farm girl in depression era iowa. just strain out the seeds and cool. this also happens to make a great egg substitute for people with egg allergies when you are baking.


Amy 5 years ago

I used it tonight for the first time and while my hair smells so fresh, it feels rather dry and a bit more tangled than with my OTC shampoo and conditioner. I would like to continue using this method on my hair as I am trying to transition to all natural in our home.

Does anyone have long, fine hair that is prone to breakage and dryness and if so, what natural treatments are you using to remedy it? I know that I wouldn't be able to handle my head smelling like mayo. Hahaha.

P.S. I did actually put three drops of patchouli essential oil in my rinse. It smells great!


catherine 5 years ago

Greetings from Dublin, Ireland! Could someone clarify for me the true chemical name for baking soda? What you in the US refer to as baking soda is, I suspect, different from what we'd call baking soda. Am dying to find out the answer, as I'll be off like a shot to the shops to buy some, whatever it's called, and use it straight away. Catherine


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Very cool and wonderful teaching you actually shared in here.Thanks for this great article which really acted like an eye-opener to me.


charlotte 5 years ago

thanks for the recipes!

thanks so much!!!!! and Amy l also have hair that is prone to breaking and l have been putting hemp oil in my hair then heating it up with the shower water then shampooing it out (eco store baby shampoo)- which l'm paying a pretty penny for so l'm trying the recipe tomorrow and see how l go- and Catherine l'm assuming it's bi-carb well that's what l call it here in OZ-someone correct me if l'm wrong :)


Susan Portz 5 years ago

@Catherine from Dublin from Susan in Canada-

(I finally made a trip to Dublin last year and LOVED it!)

The chemical name for baking soda is Sodium BIcarbonate - hope that helps.


Caryl 5 years ago

I have really thin hair, and I have great deal of hair loss. I am desperate to find a shampoo that would not be harmful for my hair. I made this shampoo and conditioner, and I must say my hair feels wonderful. I wish I had been using this longer. Thank you so much.


Jeanne 5 years ago

If I have hard water, are the benefits of this remedy outweighed? Is there something different I should be doing?


Holly 5 years ago

Just want to make sure that you all know losing hair can be a sign of thyroid problems. If you have hair loss, you are cold all the time, you are gaining or can't seem to lose weight, and you are constantly fatigued, please have your thyroid levels checked. Can not wait to try this simple recipe. Be gentle with your self. Thanks everyone.


Carla 5 years ago

Interesting discussion. I have recently bought coconut oil and have used it for hand cream, makeup remover and as an additive to hair to weigh it down when it springs up a little.It moisturizes and adds shine. Coconut oil is virtually scent free and doesn't produce any allergic reactions that I know of. It's a little pricey to buy in health food stores but a little goes a long way. http://youcanknowanything.blogspot.com/


wendy 5 years ago

My sister has been using this method and swears by it. I have seen that a lot of people are asking about making it in larger quantities and if it would go bad. I have also read a lot about some natural shampoos using honey in them. Im wondering if adding a little honey to the soda and water and even the vinegar and water would help it from spoiling. Ive been researching natural creams and lotions and I read that honey is a natural stabilizer. I think I will make some and see what it does. I will let you all know how it works out.


Coop 5 years ago

im male and have a beard and just tried the baking soda wash and it feels nice.. fresh.. its odd in the last week i have become this bicarb soda freak and its realy amazing.. its summer where i live and my feet were a bit smelly at the end of the day so i make a paste of bicarb and water and its been amazing.. kills all sorst of fungi and bacteria.. and then i started drinking it at night time before bed.. which raises the ph level of the body.. its working well already... and was just googling for a natural shampoo i could make myself and oddly enough found this site for bicarb and water.. hmmmmm.. jack asked about the ph of the skin, i just used it on my face as well as my hair is short and it was going to go on my face reagrdless and it feels nice.. i think with the mixture being used it would be ok on the skin, as its so diluted..my skin feels amazing.. although i will research it now just to make sure its ok..

thank you..so much..peace and love to you..xx


grace 4 years ago

please i want to no how to prepare shampoo


April 4 years ago

I am 62 years old with streaks of white hair. The "organic SLS free" shampoo leaves my hair dry, dull, wiry and difficult to curl. I was skeptical as to how this would work. My hair was very dirty and greasy starting out. It came out beautiful and it looks like I put a light brown rinse on it. It is very soft and shiny. It tamed my wiry hair and it took a curl very easily. My hair is much more manageable. I am walking on clouds. Thank you so much!


Anielle 4 years ago

I have been trying to find an easy wash/rinse for my hair that costs little or nothing. I have waist length hair and I normally go through shampoos twice as fast as conditioners and i normally need two different conditioners as the year goes on because my scalp tends to get very dry in the winter and oily in the summer.. I used this rinse for the first time last night and was impressed by what I felt leave my hair and what I felt remain. I am still using the commercial conditioner- as shave cream (waste not, want not). my hair feels great this morning and not oily or dirty like some would believe. I used the one tbsp/one cup (yes it shouldn't be enough but since we are concentrating first on the scalp it was enough) I split it into two amounts one as more a cleanse rubbing it into my scalp, and the second part as a rinse to get what I had rubbed off out. If you dislike the vinegar smell spray your favorite fragrance on your brush and as you brush your hair it will release into your hair. Just remember that like when you clean your coffee pot with vinegar, the smell does disperse without leaving anything but clean behind (if you or your loved ones are allergic to fragrances). Lastly for those that are addicted to the foam and bubbles of shampoo- that is what takes the essential nutrients out of your hair to begin with. If you want lotsa foam wash dishes in your sink. :P Merry Christmas.. This post has helped me save a little more of my Christmas money. :D


Ivana 2 years ago

The baking soda shampoo and vinegar rinse method is indeed good, but there is an important warning attached. If you color your hair, this method will destroy the color. I have done a lot of research into this, and also confirmed it with my colorist. The ph levels of these two products are not compatible with hair dyes. If your hair is not colored, or even highlighted, then by all means try baking soda and vinegar, but if you spend money to have your hair colored, your color will fade very quickly.

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