Lots of folks have switched from the chemicals used in shampoos as it was making them ill. One person used 1 tablespoon baking soda mixed in with 1 cup of warm water. For a rinse and detangler: 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, to 1 cup of warm water was used as a rinse and a detangler! I recently found out about shampoo bars: got one from J R Liggett; it works fabulously on my hair; at first, i didn't like the "feel" of my hair after using; it's because it does not strip your hair of oil, but when it dried, it was fabulous! So, don't use bar soap on your hair, but do Google "bar shampoo" and make your own shampoo bars!
It is apparently very easy to do. Along with making your own regular "bathing" soaps in a variety of ways, including even using slow cookers! The chemicals in the soaps are the very reason that many of the soap factories were opened.
I am actually very impressed with the results of the shampoo bars: and will undoubtedly be making my own shampoo bars shortly! I am heading for the library to get more details before trying any of them: I already use "soap ends" of a local soap factory i am fortunate to live near!
Also, the lathering is wonderful! And I am thinking that using the same recipe for shampoo bars can easily be modified a little to make your own "dish washing liquids" which would be chemically free, no plastics!
Way to go!
Does anyone have a recipe for a hair shampoo from natural ingredients. I've heard a raw egg will do wonders, but this is something that gets too expensive to use on a daily basis.
Andrea from Manitoba
RJ's Shampoo Bar
I throw my oils in the crockpot, except for the wheat germ, melt them on high, add my lye water, bring to trace, add my wheat germ oil, cook, cool slightly and add my fragrance. I love this shampoo bar! I don't even need a conditioner for my long hair anymore! (02/15/2005)
Bring water to a boil add soapwort and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, add herbs then allow mixture to cool. Strain the mixture keeping the liquid. Pour into a bottle. Makes enough for 6-7 shampoos. Must be used within 8-10 days. Store in a cool dark place. Enjoy. (11/16/2005)
Take a bunch of hibiscus leaves and crush with a little water. Keep crushing and you'll soon notice the sudsyness. Apply the mixture to hair directly or strain through a strainer to get the bits and pieces of leaves out. Add a few drops of your favorite food grade essential oil, I love peppermint! Tip: Make when your about to wash your hair because it doesn't keep well. Enjoy! (02/14/2007)
Boil tea in 1-1/2 cup water and let cool then add other stuff. Finally, shampoo as usual. It will keep 1 week in fridge. (05/20/2007)
Just take white vinegar, use 9 parts water and 1 part vinegar. I put it in a squeeze bottle and keep it in the shower, after I wash it, I just squeeze some all over my scalp and squeeze the excess liquid out and towel dry as usual. It is a really great way to help multiple problems. (10/09/2008)
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