Wow! It’s hard to believe I’ve been shampoo free for a year (14 months, actually)!
What started out as a frustrating endeavor has ended up working really well for me.
My basic routine has changed a little over the year, but I’ve been using my current routine for several months now and have wonderful results.
Every other day:
* I use an old conditioner bottle (13oz.), I place 1/3 cup of baking soda in the bottle, then fill the remainder of the bottle with hot water.
* Once in the shower, I squeeze the mixture onto my dry hair a little bit at a time while scrubbing in between pours – I use the entire bottle because I have fairly long and thick hair
* After scrubbing a little more, I rinse with hot water.
On the in between days, I do not clean my hair, but, most of the time, I do rinse it thoroughly with hot water. However, I’ve found that the drier, cooler climate in winter allows me to skip the rinse on my off day!
I have not worked out a good natural conditioning routine yet. I’ve tried apple cider vinegar, but haven’t been able to figure out what works for my hair, so I’m currently still using regular conditioner.
I condition every day, but only from half way to the end of my hair. I never put conditioner on my scalp.
Frugal tip: My local Costco sells baking soda in a 13.5# bag for $5.99. This is their regular price!! It’s pretty hard to beat $.44 per pound.
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