It is not just about the trend any more for women to go all natural with their beauty and haircare products, it is about finding makeup, soaps, and shampoos that are non chemical-based.
We are protecting ourselves as well as the environment with eco-friendly beauty and haircare products.
Guest blogger Rikyla from Confessions of a Chesty Gypsyis here today to share her thoughts on 7 Alternatives to Chemical-Based Shampoo...
1. Baking Soda and Vinegar...
I know what you’re thinking, that this sounds horribly disgusting.
It may be a little weird at first, but it has kept my hair healthy and smooth!
I discovered this via Reddit(Though it’s been around a lot longer).
You wash first with baking soda, then you condition with vinegar.
The amount of baking soda you use is something you will have to figure out on your own.
I suggest getting just a small amount of baking soda in the middle of your palm, add water and work it into a paste.
Use this only on your roots, massage your scalp with your fingertips to get out all the built-up grime.
Rinse out the baking soda and rinse with ¼ cup of vinegar(if you have short to medium hair) or ½ cup of vinegar(if you have long hair) on the ends of your hair.
Apple Cider vinegar is recommended for this.
I use a more diluted baking soda-water combination in an old, cleaned out shampoo bottle.
This way I have enough to last me a while.
If you want to try this, put in ½ cup of baking soda into the bottle and 4 cups of warm water.
Shake well and keep in your shower.
After two months of using this method, my hair has become very light-weight and fluffy and I only have to wash it once or twice a week.
This is because shampoo washes away the natural oils in your hair and causes the glands to over produce the oils, causing greasy hair, which in turn means more washing.
Be sure to keep in mind that it can take up to four weeks for your body to adjust to this method of washing.
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