It seems everything these days are laced with chemicals some naturally derived some produced in a lab . . .
If you are on the fence about what kind of shampoo to put on your body and hairs this might help you decide.
Remember however that choosing a completely natural/organic/no chemical/no poo shampoo will take a promise and commitment of at least a year no matter how your hairs look!
My road to no chemical hair care is about a year in and I started this because my hairs have been falling out due to an auto immune called Hashimoto’s, which causes the hair loss among other things.
You can read about the many reasons for the hair loss here.
Back to the poo…
I originally started using the Morocco Method on my hairs. It is the absolute best in my humble opinion! However it can get pricey especially if you have long hair.
It has absolutely no sudsing agents and is made completely with botanicals and organic products. You think you need more than you do, so therefore I went through it pretty fast.
PLUS it takes time to get the chemicals and remnants out of your hair.
I went through lots of stages:
extreme tangles (wet & dry)
feeling nasty ( coarse, not clean, slimy-oily, etc)
falling out (more than my usual which is extreme)
dry and brittle
look and feeling dirty
etc . . .
I will not sugar coat this…..
You want to pull your hair out during this process.
Days when you want to just grab a bottle of shampoo from the store and use it!
Apple cider vinegar rinses helped a lot. Depending on how bad your hair feels warrants the level of vinegar ratio to water.
Brushing your hair with a natural bristle or sandalwood brush is key in getting your hair healthy. It brings your natural hair oils to the surface and distributes them throughout all your hairs.
When Morocco got out of my pocketbook range I decided to explore making my own shampoo. I have come up with a recipe, and it keeps changing, that seems to be working or my hairs are finally CLEAN and healthy.
Does it smell flowery and pretty?
NO. . .
It smells earthy and herbal, kinda like dirt.
It also looks like dirt!
Until I perfect it I do not see the use in adding essential oils and I have essential oils in my hair oil.
In addition I am still using the Morocco Method creme rinse and conditioners sometimes. Plus hair oil almost everyday.
As you can see in the above image my hairs look healthy and shiny.
Don’t get me wrong there are days still that it is a grease pit and on top of my head! I can live with that.
If you have straight hair you could do the no poo method and use baking soda and apple cider vinegar! Curly haired people will find that very difficult because our hairs tend to tangle more easily and curly hair does not seem to do well with baking soda. Trust me on this I have tried putting baking soda in my concoction!
You can also use liquid castile soap, also grab it at Bi-Mart which is a bit cheaper.
I use it when I cannot handle the greasy for the day or if I have used too much oil!
It is the healthiest it has been in years.
I am here to support you on your journey, just holler!