After years of trying literally dozens of shampoos, I was exhausted. My crazy, meant-for-the-80's wavy-curly-super-thick hair had been through more shampoos and conditioners than ice cream flavors at a Bryer's factory. Then, after realizing the health drawbacks of putting chemicals directly on my scalp (where they absorb directly into the bloodstream) I looked for a better option.
First, I tried the 'no-poo method' which consists of water and baking soda. As it turns out, the 'no-poo method' worked like, well, poo. My hair seemed oily even though I washed at least daily. But I still wanted a low-chemical, affordable method so I turned to the 'low-poo method' that so many were raving about... and it works! Not only is this recipe healthier, but it's cheaper!
"Low-Poo Method Shampoo Recipe"
- 2 oz. Dr. Bronner's pure castille soap (found at target near Burt's Bees in make-up/body section)
- 4-5 oz. water
- 1/4 teaspoon carrier oil (I use almond oil)
- essential oils or herb infused water
"Low-Poo Method Conditioner Recipe"
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- mix and spritz hair after washing
Check out Wednesday's post- "A Day in Chemicals."