autumn days

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!


  1. This sounds too good to be true. How can my dear old friends, baking soda and apple cider vinegar, be even more versatile? More importantly, how much do you use to wash/condition your hair? And do you use raw or pasteurized apple cider vinegar?

    Also, I am drooling over your garden.

  2. I have heard about this method but never tried it! My homemade shampoo which is the same recipe that you've been using, needs to be interrupted once every two weeks with store bought shampoo. I figure I'm making some progress but would still like to totally do away with store-boughten stuff. I still can't get used to the lack of fluffy lather. It's all an adjustment.