Tuesday, December 13, 2011
AngelMay's Tips: Never Buy Shampoo Again
Now I have discovered the answer. One day I was surfing the 'net and discovered someone else who was doing this. At first, I wasn't sure it was going to work and so I have waited until now to reveal my little "secret". For months now, I've been shampooing my hair in nothing but baking soda and water. I haven't spent a cent on regular, commercial shampoos.
I have found the most wonderful little bottle (you could use any bottle you like, of course). I found this bottle at the Whole Foods Market here in California where we are currently on a vacation in our RV. This little bottle is SO marvelous that I have bought FOUR of them. Well, if one is good.... four would be even better, right?
I put about 1 level Tablespoon of the baking soda into this 3 oz. bottle and then fill it the rest of the way with warm water. Shake it up to dissolve the baking soda - and that's my shampoo. I use all of it each time I shampoo. First I "shampoo" with about half of it, and then rinse. Then I use the remainder of it for the second cleaning and rinse.
This is absolutely the cheapest "shampoo" you will ever use. It cleans your hair and scalp beautifully and does not strip the natural oils.
Next, I use a "conditioner" made of aloe vera gel and water.
This one I mix about half gel and half water. I want it to still be gel-like after it's mixed. I squeeze out a good palm-full of this mixture and put in all through my hair and let it stay in my hair while I shower the rest of me.
It stays in for about two or three minutes. I don't dawdle in the shower. :)
Then, I rinse the aloe vera gel out of my hair and give it the final treatment.
This rinse consists of apple cider vinegar diluted with water. You can dilute to whatever strength you like. I usually dilute about half vinegar and half water. I put the diluted vinegar into a spray bottle and have it ready in the shower. Once the aloe vera gel is rinsed out I give my hair a good spritzing with the apple cider vinegar. I run my fingers through my hair to be sure the vinegar covers all the hair, and then I rinse it out clean.
That's it. You won't find a cheaper way to have beautiful hair. I can't even begin to tell you how dry and awful my hair looked before I started doing this. And, even though I'm not so young any more and my hair is getting rather thin, I think it has never looked more beautiful or healthy.
What do you think?
And that's AngelMay's tip to save you money and let you in on how to have healthy, shiny hair - whatever your age.