That was on July 22nd. I haven’t touched my (giant!) bottle of shampoo since.
Tsh recommends a mixing a tablespoon of baking soda per cup of water for the shampoo part. (I have thicker, wavy hair, so I increased the baking soda.) I keep the mixture in a plastic squeeze bottle that used to hold chocolate syrup. Just squirt and rub into your scalp, massaging as you go. The baking soda acts as a clarifier on your scalp and removes dirt and oil.
For the conditioner, mix a tablespoon or so of apple cider vinegar per cup of water. I keep this mixture in an old conditioner bottle and apply mostly to ends of my hair. I have even stored it in a cup and dipped the ends of my hair in the cup to really make sure they get good and conditioned. I have pretty dry hair, so I make sure and apply lots of it and leave it in for a few minutes while I finish showering.
Since my hair is typically pretty dry, I sometimes use a teensy bit of coconut oil (we’re talking a dab on my finger) and rub it through my hair to get rid of flyaways and such. It’s sort of like this stuff, minus the cost.
I’ve told a few friends what I’ve been doing, and one of them tried it out as well. Here’s what she said: “Also, Teej and I have been ‘poo free for a week now! Just baking soda and apple cider vinegar! I LOVE the vinegar as conditioner… I think it works WAY better than store bought conditioner.”
Check out this post for more details, ideas, and links to other blogs. And let me know how it goes!