This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
no poo shampoo
I heard about No Poo Shampoo a couple months ago from a friend. And then I heard about it again and again. I finally found a simple and helpful recipe online for shampoo and conditioner recipes. Easy. Clean. After trying my first home recipes, my hair was mostly happy but quickly drying out. This recipe keeps my hair happy and soft. And concocting these recipes in my own kitchen saves so much global energy and waste.
one tablespoon baking soda per one cup water in a pour bottle, shake before use
one tablespoon apple cider vinegar per one cup water, shake before use, less vinegar if hair too oily
10/2011 Update: I love this easier cleaner recipe! I use a little more than one cup of shampoo and conditioner each time I wash my hair. After swimming days, I soften it all up with a touch of store-purchased conditioner. My daughter and I love the easy washing and our hair is doing great!