Monday, March 15, 2010

homemade: shampoo

i just realized i never posted this. this is our household all-in-one shampoo and body wash, so it makes our shower pretty clutter-free. for me, it's not as good as shampoo you can buy, but it leaves my hair soft enough to skip conditioner and full enough to skip styling products, and once again it's natural enough to eat. sometimes i'll rub an extra dab of coconut oil through my hair once it's dry for added shine, but it's good enough to stand on it's own. brett loves it and says he'll never use another shampoo. for some reason, it works better for him than anything we've bought. my hair is straight and really thick and brett's is really thick but has more body and these proportions work for both of us, but you may want to play around with it based on your needs. i don't love it in k and b's hair since theirs is thin, but it will do until i find a good natural alternative for them. in the original recipe i used (from passionate homemaking), there's no oil, but it left brett's hair frizzy (no offense, babe). let me know if you come up with something else and i'll try it...

1 cup castile soap
1 cup water
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
about 1/2 T tea tree oil

mix everything up and put it in either a squirt or spray bottle. i use a squeeze bottle (one of the ones you would put ketchup or something in) from bed bath and beyond. i like it because i can point it into my scalp. either this or a spray bottle would work best because the mix is really liquidy. not sure how to change that? hope you like it!

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