posted on May, 31 2012 @ 07:02 PM
Ah, the shampoo conspiracy. Do you know that the more shampoo you use the more shampoo you need to use? Commercial shampoos strip your scalp of its
natural oils which your body then overcompensates for by producing even more oil. That's why you end up looking like a grease ball after only a few
days without shampooing. In the early 1900's when sudsy shampoos came into vogue they were intended to be used only once every couple of weeks. Now
how many of you shampoo with every shower? Shampoo is also incredibly drying to hair, but they developed a new chemical cocktail for that.
Folks, stop wasting your money and dousing yourself in chemicals. You only need two things for fabulously clean, shiny, manageable hair and you
probably already have them in your kitchen cabinet. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar. That's it. Easy, dirt cheap, good for the environment, and
good for your hair.
For shampooing: Mix a few tbs of baking soda into a cup of water, dump over head, massage and rinse. Easy. You'll get that squeaky clean feeling
without stripping out all your natural oils. Resist the urge to do this at every shower. Baking soda can be tough on hair if used too often. You'll
want to aim for once a week. Don't worry, after a while the body adjust back to normal sebum production and you'll be able to go longer and longer
without washing. Simply rinse hair well with water in between shampoos or rub some cornstarch into dry roots and brush out to degrease while your body
is still adjusting.
For conditioner: This is the best beauty secret I have ever come across. EVER! Add a few tbs of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water, pour over hair,
and rinse. Done! You will NOT smell like a salad, I promise. After rinsing and drying there is no scent at all. The acid in the vinegar normalizes
your PH and causing the scales of you hair to lie flat. The result is silky, shiny hair. I didn't believe it until I tried it myself.
Since I've tried this I have not gone back to regular shampoo and conditioner and I probably never will. There is no reason to. My hair looks and
feels better, and you can purchase these ingredients at the dollar store. It's really a no-brainer.