I know when I wrote about homemade deodorant in our green living segment, you all thought I was an insufferable hippie. But those of you who tried it were amazed and so you’re just going to have to trust me again. This was a tough sell for me. You see, I have a gorgeous berry shampoo; opalescent in appearance and sublime in scent. What can I say? I’m really into girlie hair smells. Giving all this up for a shampoo made from baking soda and a conditioner made with apple cider vinegar sounded more like someone tricking me into a bizarre science experiment prank than an actual hair care solution. And then I tried it…
Just mix one tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water. Pour that over your hair and work it in.
Your conditioner will be 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. Just chuck that over too.
Rinse really well or you’ll end up smelling like a salad side.
Voila! Silky smooth, manageable, untangled, de-frizzed, magnificent mane!
If it sounds like this is way too good to be true, I urge you to try it just once. You’ll be so glad you did. You can use this magic formula no matter what products you use in your hair. The baking soda will clean your hair gently of gunk and product without stripping it of its natural oils while the vinegar will add shine and help keep it manageable.
Aside from the really great hair days you will have for all eternity, there are a number of other happy consequences:
- Save money on hair care products
- Use less plastic (so Mother Nature can have a good hair day too)
- No chemicals in your hair
- You have a great campfire story to tell your friends
- Best. Hair. Day. EVER!
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