I’ve tried, really I have, but ‘no poo’ is just not for me. Right about now you are probably wondering if I have suddenly become addled or reverted back to “toddler-speak”. I had read about this on the Technomadia blog site and for those of you not familiar with the no-poo hair cleansing, it’s a very simple two ingredient alternative to the cancer-laden shampoos many of us have used for years. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda, two of my favorites, can get your hair squeaky clean. With my quest to be more “natural”, I wanted this to work for me but alas, it just doesn’t do the trick. As I was reading a post from Wellness Mama, she said something that struck a chord with me. She can’t use the ‘no poo’ method either as she has baby-fine hair, as I do. She offered up an alternative and, voilà, it works for me. So, for any of you wanting to try something more “natural” (free of chemicals), you might want to check this out or perhaps go ‘no poo’:
A More Natural Shampoo
- 1/4 c. coconut milk
- 1/3 c. liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s)
- 1/2 t. (several capsules) of vitamin E oil (for a preservative)
- 20-30 drops of essential oil (peppermint, lavender, rosemary, sweet orange, or a combination)
- For dry hair, add 1/2 t. olive or almond oil (optional)
There will be no photos of me to prove that it works. You will just have to trust me on this one. I have never been one to have luxurious flowing locks and don’t see that in my future either (sigh).
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