was to make my own shampoo. This was a big step for me. I have always washed my hair everyday. I have very thick and generally greasy hair. Daily maintenance is what I always thought best. A while ago I started washing my hair every other day. I found that it was much easier and saved me an hour and a half from fixing my hair or making an excuse and just throwing it up everyday.
When I came across these other methods on how to clean hair I knew I had to give it a try with me liking homemade, frugal, better for you kind of things. Everything I read warned that you would have a 2 week detoxing period. While your hair tried to strip and rid of all the previously used chemical based hair products. It took my hair about 3 weeks to get to where it wasn't tangled and dry feeling. I had great results for a few weeks but have recently had a set back. Not sure what is going on but my hair just can't seem to whip back into shape. I haven't had my hair thinned out in awhile and that may be a big part of it. I am not giving up and am continuing to research other options.
Even with my set back I still recommend this for the fact that I did have success for a little while and all three of my girls hair is responding great to this method. I continue to wash my hair every other day- or even an extra if I know I am not going anywhere- and I wash my kids hair maybe twice a week.
The recipe I use now:
I get a 4 cup mixing bowl and fill it an 1/8 the way with baking soda then I fill it up with warm purified water. Sometimes I add Rosemary and sometimes I add a few drops of essential oil. I store it in an old and cleaned out shampoo bottle. Sometimes we squirt it on our hair, sometimes we dump it.
Video on how to make Shampoo from the blog I got the recipe from.
Other great posts I have read and been inspired by:
Nourished Kitchen- GMO free personal care
Nourishing Days- "how to avoid toxins"
Follow these links to learn more for yourself. I continue to find new things and will share my experiences along the way- even the non-successful ones. What doesn't work for me could work for someone else.
How great a knowledge is it that baking soda can clean your hair in a time of need. I love the simpleness of it!!