I came across a very interesting post a few months ago and decided to give it a go. Giving up shampoo. Your first thought might be, "Ewwww!" but you should still read on. :)
If you would like to read the post that I did, click here. I'm all for making things myself rather than buying them. Even though I can get many things for practically free with coupons, I would rather make something (cheaply) and know that everything in it I am putting on or in my body is free from many harmful chemicals.
The way that shampoo works is that it strips your hair of it’s natural oils. So your body reacts from it’s oil shortage by making more. Then you wash it the next day and strip the oils again, which means that once again your body produces more oil, you see how the cycle works. But by not using shampoo you let the hair oil factory regulate it’s oil production levels to create a healthy balance.
So, I decided to try out using baking soda instead of shampoo. It was a pretty risky venture since I tried in out on a Saturday night before Sunday church. :) I don't know what I was thinking! BUT, I was pleasantly surprised with the fabulous hair day that I had! My hair felt totally light and soft and bouncy and it straightened and/or curled just the way I wanted it to!
Do you want to try it out now? Here's the recipe I used--