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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?

i have used this since my last post and all i can say is :wow!! my hair looks as good as using bottled commercial shampoo.  for something different i added a couple drops of essential oil.  it feels thicker and i could not be happier to make cosmetics with things i find in my cupboard.  further, to not have to recycle bottles is a definite plus.  to the originator of this recipe:  my great thanks!!!

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this sounds cool as well.  looking to find recipes for stuff i can make myself without additives or packaging which has to be recycled.  will try this.  bravo!!

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Incredible I added a little coconut oil to the recipe and walla. I like.

At what stage did you add the coconut oil and how did you use it? Would you recommend it for dry hair?

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I use this recipe often but I add a drop of tea tree to keep my hair smelling fresh and to keep my scalp from getting dandruff.

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will my hair smell like vinegar afterwards?  i have very naturally porous hair.

im tired of paying aveda.  the economy is tanking and most of these "natural" or "green" companies just can't deliver a decent beauty product.  time to make everything from scratch!

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Incredible I added a little coconut oil to the recipe and walla. I like.

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Just so I can figure out how much to use...how long is your hair and how thick is it?

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