There has been a lot of talk lately on a Facebook group that I am a member of about using soda and acv (apple cider vinegar) instead of shampoo. It reminded me that I hadn’t done an update to let you know how my “shampoo free” experience is going. I think I finally found what works the best for me. You know I tried the soda thing and I have just never had the best results with it. It is like the white vinegar rinse … it just kinda leaves my hair heavy and greasy looking /feeling even though it is not greasy. So here it is, my combination of products that work best for me! TADA!!
When I left you last I was in the process of trying Borax Soap Water. I must say I love it! It is wonderful! It cleans my hair well and leaves it soft and non-greasy feeling. IF I feel that I need any soda added, I have found that 1/2 t. added to the qt of Borax soap water works well. Not to little, not too much BALANCE! Isn’t that what life is all about?
Recently I found local store that carries citric acid. It is said that a citric acid & water rinse is the only thing that really rinses the Borax from your hair and it was starting to feel a little coated so I thought I’d better give it a shot before I updated you. Drum roll please……It’s great! 1/4 t. citric acid per pint of water is my new “conditioner”. I paid 2.16 for 1 cup of citric acid so that’s like what? .15 a rinse! My wallet can handle that!
I haven’t bought Borax in a while so I can not remember the price I paid but when you think about it you are paying very little for a cleaning considering you’re using the water that you pour off the mixture (1/4 C Borax to 1qt water, you should read how to mix it here.) I get at least 8 or more pours before I have to add any more Borax to my jar. I always pour my soap water into another container and set it in a pan of boiling water to warm it up. Nothing like pouring a room temp mixture over your head in the shower!
I am still using the OCM and still loving it. I search all the time for blackheads and pimples and just can’t find any. My skin has only become cleaner and healthier using this method and my pores are most definitely smaller and best of all? It’s cheap & all natural * doing her touchdown dance* !! whoopwhoop
I would still love to hear about your experiments and or experiences using these or any other back to basics all natural replacements of commercial products. Feel free to share and comment below!