You are here

Member since July 2003
0
4.333335

Quick, Cheap and Easy Hair Cleanser and Conditioner

What you need: 

1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water

What you do: 

1. First, mix a bit of water with the baking soda to create a paste of sorts. Rub the paste directly onto your scalp. Rinse.
2. Then, pour the apple cider vinegar into a cup with about 1/4 cup water.
3. Pour this mixture over your hair. You can let this sit for a few minutes. Rinse with water.
Depending on how long/short your hair is, you may have to increase/decrease. This always leaves my hair soft and very clean, without damaging it with too much cleansing.
If your hair gets dry and frizzy, reduce the amount of baking soda. If it seems oily, increase the amount of baking soda. You may notice your hair looks/feels different for the first few days, but your scalp will adjust!
This is the best method for washing my hair I've ever found. I hate the waste associated with all the organic shampoos and conditioners out there.

Preparation Time: 
1 minute
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
1
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Hop they have an postive results for hiars, does this replaces conditioner.

Hair Accessories Distributor

0 likes

I love the no-shampoo method! I've been doing this for a month after seeing a video on Youtube. If feels so great to get all of the nasty chemicals and coatings out of my hair that were literally weighing it down, causing it to be flat and lifeless. Now it's shiny, tangle free and very, very soft! Also completely fine for colored hair too and keeps it lasting longer. I'm not going back after trying this one.

0 likes

I've been trying to find a good alternative shampoo because the organic non-sulfate ones are sooo expensive...but I've got curly hair that gets dry very easily, and I have to wash it every day because I play soccer every day and get all sweaty!  But I heard that using baking soda can lighten your hair.  Mine is pretty dark brown, so I don't want it to lighten or it'll just turn dull or mousy...anyone know if this is true?

As for the fading...you might try using sea salt instead of baking soda.  I'd heard that works and tried it when I was traveling in Europe (almost every rental place had salt).  it worked fine.

So did you just mix sea salt and water in about the same proportions?  Wouldn't it dry your hair out?

This reminded me of an old recipe I had for detangler.  It took a gallon of cider vinegar, 6 tea bags, a lemon peel and an orange peel simmered.  I remember you were to increase either the lemon or orange if you had oily hair and the other for dry hair.  It stank of vinegar when using it but the odor was gone not long after it dried.

0 likes

I've been trying to find a good alternative shampoo because the organic non-sulfate ones are sooo expensive...but I've got curly hair that gets dry very easily, and I have to wash it every day because I play soccer every day and get all sweaty!  But I heard that using baking soda can lighten your hair.  Mine is pretty dark brown, so I don't want it to lighten or it'll just turn dull or mousy...anyone know if this is true?

As for the fading...you might try using sea salt instead of baking soda.  I'd heard that works and tried it when I was traveling in Europe (almost every rental place had salt).  it worked fine.

So did you just mix sea salt and water in about the same proportions?  Wouldn't it dry your hair out?

0 likes

I've been using baking soda and vinegar for about 4 years now.  I have the hair I wanted in high school...but all the $$ wasted on hair products never got me there.
As for the fading...you might try using sea salt instead of baking soda.  I'd heard that works and tried it when I was traveling in Europe (almost every rental place had salt).  it worked fine.  I've also used nothing in place of baking soda...just scrubbed my scalp while letting the hot shower run on it, followed by a vinegar rinse.  My hair was still pretty clean.  I do find that a final cold rinse is essential for my scaly hair.  without it I get more tangles.

0 likes

Be careful if you have color treated hair, baking soda will fade the color more quickly.

Yeah, I have heard that! Do you have a solution to that problem? I haven't found any alternative to using baking soda. I color my hair A LOT and I need something!  :-\

0 likes

Be careful if you have color treated hair, baking soda will fade the color more quickly.

0 likes

Yes! I use this too! But I take two tablespoons of baking soda and mix it in warm water and dump it on my hair and rub. It should feel smooth or slick, so you know it is cleaning. It works great!  ;)b

0 likes

I liked this but it made my hair a little dry. I'll tinker with it a bit because I think this is a really good base for playing around with.

0 likes

I have been searching for a shampoo + conditioner replacement and just tried this today and ......It works great!  I love it!  I will use this as much as possible.  FYI-My hair is straight and just past my shoulders and gets dirty easy so washing every day is a must for me.  Now I can wash every day without over drying my hair.  Thank you for such a simple and frugal hair cleanser + conditioner.

0 likes

Pages

Log in or register to post comments