I’m now at the 6-month-mark for going ‘no poo, or, at least “no commercial ‘poo” on my lovely locks. I don’t see any reason why I would return to store-bought shampoo and conditioner, considering that…
- I’m saving time and water because I only need to wash my hair twice a week;
- I’m saving huge bucks by not buying shampoo and conditioner: a walk down the hair care aisle was always dangerous for my wallet;
- I’m saving the planet by not buying new plastic bottles every few months and by washing no harsh chemicals down the drain;
- I’m saving my body by not exposing it to any of those aforementioned chemicals.*
*There are amazing, truly natural shampoos and conditioners on the market, so I’m not saying you have to make your own stuff to avoid the gross stuff!
I describe the initial transition to homemade shampoo in this blog post so you have an idea of what to expect. The three products that I make and use regularly on my hair are: (recipes are from Wellness Mama)
The dry shampoo helps me stretch the time in between shampoos, but I don’t find I need to use it as often as in the beginning because my hair’s natural oils have fully adjusted to not being stripped every time I shampoo.
The ACV/Water conditioner is also a great treatment for my dandruff, which flairs up from time to time. I spray it directly on my scalp and let it sit for a bit. (The tea tree oil in my shampoo helps with this too!)
Do you make your own shampoo?
Gotta pay the bills...