I’m sure you’ve heard of the no-poo method of shampooing – wash with baking soda and water, rinse with apple cider vinegar. I’ve heard that for some people it takes an adjustment period where their hair is greasy, but I tried it for a month and it worked perfectly, right from the start.
But, oh, I admit it. I really missed suds.
- stimulates circulation to the scalp
- is anti-bacterial
- makes hair shiny
- helps to stop hair loss
- stimulates hair growth
- treats dandruff
- soothes itchy scalp
- darkens hair
- and is good for all hair types
- 15 ounces distilled water
- 5.6 ounces lye (why lye is safe)
- 12 ounces coconut oil
- 6 ounces palm oil
- 10 ounces castor oil
- 8 ounces olive oil
- 4 ounces jojoba oil (improves hair’s texture and appearance)
- 0.5 ounces rosemary oil (do not add until the soap traces and is ready to be poured into your mold)
For specifics on how to make soap, see my post Basic Soap Making. The shampoo bar is made using the exact same method.
Two added benefits of this soap – I find that I do not need conditioner when I use this shampoo bar because of the jojoba oil, and it makes a great body bar as well. So, I hop in the shower and use the same bar to shampoo, condition, and wash.
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