I'm all about being green these days. Its so much better for everyone, and often times frugal. With 4 kids, frugal is a necessity.
When I was looking for deodorant recipes I found a few people who were using baking soda to wash their hair. Shampoo is the one thing I haven't been willing to skimp on. I've used Redken products for over 15 years due to my unruly hair. I tried using my soap at one point, but my hair resembled something like a brillo pad afro. Yuck.
The problem with my precious Redken is that its EXPENSIVE and I've developed an allergy. It gives me huge angry welts on my head. So, when I switched to my home made deodorant I also switched to baking soda shampoo. My new routine is this...
* scrub a tablespoon of baking soda in my hair and let set for a few minutes.
* rinse out soda and use a apple cider vinegar/water mixture as a final rinse.
2 tablespoons of vinegar to 1 cup water. I put mine in a spray bottle and leave in the shower.
Now instead of big bucks, I spend about $5 on my hair care products that will last months. Oh and my hair...healthier than ever!
For those who don't think I'm completely insane, baking soda has become an important staple in our house. Its one of the best cleaning tools in my all natural arsenal, and I'll also be adding it to the laundry soap I plan on making this summer. You know, when pigs fly and hell freezes over... ;0)
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