During the summer, I made the switch to natural shampoo. It took a bit of trial and error to find one that worked well with my hair, but when I found it, I was very happy with the result. The one I ended up choosing was Aubrey’s Blue Camomile Shampoo and Conditioner.
Right after I settled on this great option, I started reading about the “no poo” movement. I was intrigued and of course, decided to try it out.
So, I made myself a baking soda rinse. I used it for the first time over a month ago. After the first time, my hair still felt a bit dirty, so I made myself an apple cider vinegar rinse for the next time. Sure enough, using the vinegar rinse helped get that clean feeling in my hair.
Over the past month, I have experimented with the amount of time between “washes”. I definitely have to “wash” my hair more often than when I was using actual shampoo. If I rinse my hair every other day or every two days, it looks and feels pretty good.
As a backup, I have used a dry shampoo from time to time to help absorb some of the oil when I don’t have time to do a full wash. All in all, I’m very satisfied with myself. I loved the natural shampoo and have it on hand in case I feel the need for a good lather in my hair. And of course, I will still work on formulating my own shampoo. In the meantime, I’ve found a gentle way to keep my hair clean and have reduced the number of chemicals in my daily routine!