Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DIY Clarifying Shampoo Recipe

Shampoo, conditioner, and styling products can build up on your hair and leave your hair dull and flat.  Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to gently cleanse your hair without stripping away your natural oils.  After you use this clarifying shampoo recipe, your hair will be shiny and beautiful.  Not only is this recipe great for your hair, but it also helps soothe and protect your scalp.  This is a two step process, but it is worth it for naturally clean hair.

Aspall Cyder Vinegar 2

1/2 cup distilled water
2 tablespoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup distilled water


1.  Heat water in microwave for 30 seconds until warm.  Add baking soda and stir well.
2.  When cool, combine baking soda and water mixture, liquid soap, and oil in a container.  Shake well to combine.
3.  Mix apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup distilled water in a spray bottle.
4.  Wash hair with soap mixture and let sit on your hair for 5 to 10 minutes.  Rinse well.
5.  Spray hair with vinegar spray and let sit for another 5 to 10 minutes.  Rinse with cool water.  

 Baking soda can be too harsh for daily use, so only use this once a week.  You can also make it with less baking soda or leave it out if you want to use this recipe daily.

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  1. I've heard a lot of people say that mixing castile soap and vinegar is a no-no. (http://lisa.drbronner.com/?p=292). Have you had any issues with this recipe 'separating' or tried it without the soap?

  2. I do not add the vinegar to the casile soap mixture. I wash with castile soap and baking soda, rinse, then use vinegar. I've never had a problem doing it this way.

    You could use it without the soap. Just make a thin paste with baking soda and water, but be careful not to scrub too hard. Rinse. Spray with vinegar solution and rinse again.

  3. I use 1 tbs of baking soda to 2 cups of water, gently massage it all over with my fingers while I pour it over my head and rinse right away. I used to have to was my hair every day and now I can go 4 days between washings. I did make a mistake that cost me some inches of my hair due to damage. I wasn't using the apple cider vinegar rinse because I didn't like the smell. I used normal conditioner and my hair got very damaged. Now I use 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup warm water and lemon essential oil. Works like a charm!



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