I have finally found a shampoo recipe that does not leave a residue, does not dry my hair out and does not smell funky . .... . (drum roll please) - using no shampooo at all! I was visiting the Simple Mom a couple of days ago and she posted about going shampoo free, the alternative recipe for a hair rinse she did post and I tried it, and it has actually worked better than any of the other recipes ever. Add one tablespoon baking soda to 1 cup of water, stir well and pour on hair. Use your hands to work it through a couple of seconds, do it again, leave on for a couple of minutes, then rinse. If you use a lot of hair junk, you may have to rinse a couple more times. But that was it. There is the option of a vinegar rinse, 1 tbsp cider vinegar in 1 cup water, but that does leave a smell. I did it yesterday, both the baking soda cleaning rinse and the vinegar softening rinse, and my hair looks and feels great - tonight I will do it without the vinegar and see. I will post an update on this experiment in about week to see how my hair is doing.
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