Monday, 26 January 2015
DIY Shampoo and Rinse Recipe
I have been doing the no-shampoo method for many months now and only using conditioner which was going very well but I wanted to go further and try to cut out all the chemicals so that meant stopping the conditioner too! I searched online for homemade recipes for shampoo and also rinses and came up with one that was most suitable for me. I thought I would share my recipes with my blog followers.
2 tablespoons of Baking Soda (named Bicarbonate of Soda in the UK)
2 cups of water
Mix together and then store in a container - I used an empty Shower Cream container!
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe:
2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup of Water
4 drops of Essential Oil (optional)
Place the ingredients into a spray bottle and mix together. I add the Lavender Essential Oil as my young daughter can not stand the smell of the vinegar, though it was fine for me! However the smell goes away very quickly!
I start by wetting my hair first and then apply the homemade shampoo and rub in vigourously from roots to the end. Then I rinse with normal tap water. Then I spray the vinegar rinse all over my hair again covering from the roots to the ends and massage in. Then I rinse the vinegar rinse out using normal tap water.
I have seen a great difference in my hair since I stopped using the shop bought shampoo. I have been using the vinegar rinse for a few weeks and so far it is going well and I am still new to using the homemade shampoo so will hopefully update you after a month to let you all know how my new hair regime is going.