I know the “No-Poo” fad has come and gone for the most part, but people recently have been trying to go more all natural when it comes to put soaps and shampoos on their bodies. I wouldn’t call this No Poo but it certainly is a healthy all natural alternative to this commercial brands that contain chemicals and dry out your hair when they specifically advertise against that. Here is a great hydrating recipe that costs a lot less than most shampoos and works amazing. It doesn’t lather like commercial brands, but if you can get over that then you will never want to go back and will love how this makes your hair feel.
This recipe makes about 30 fluid ounces so it can be halved if you do not have a container that can hold that much.
- 2 Cups Distilled/Boiled Water
- 1/2 Cup Castile Soap – Choose Your Favorite Scent
- 1/2 Cup Aloe Vera Gel – Can Be Bought Online Easily If You Cannot Find It In Stores In Your Area
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin – Easy To Buy Online
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Oil – I Also Bought This Online
- 2-4 Tablespoons Baking Soda – I Use Until When The Recipe Is Mixed Together It Makes A Good Shampoo Like Consistency
I put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well incorporated. It will not look like a typical shampoo, but the consistency will be similar. When playing around with this recipe I have found the more aloe vera gel you use, the better the lather. Also, some people like to use jojoba, avocado or grapeseed oil in place of the olive or almond oils, but I use what I like best or have on hand at the time. I also find the almond oil and olive oil to be cheaper. I use this as body wash as well. Cleans great!
This recipe is extremely hydrating for the scalp. I suffered from dandruff and it works great for that too along with my all natural conditioner, recipe follows.
All Natural Conditioner
This may sound crazy to some but this is a extremely simple, extremely cheap homemade conditioner that leaves your hair feeling great, hydrated, and keeps the scalp dry. Just mix 1 part Distilled or Boiled water with 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar. That’s it. Work it into your hair and scalp and let sit for a few minutes and rinse.
All natural and cheap, just the way I like it. I provided some links to the products to show you where I have found these to be the cheapest. Let me know what you think about this or what variations you have tried that work as well.