Urban Hippie

  • Simple alternative to shampoo and conditioner

    A lot of shampoos and conditioners contain harsh chemicals. Unfortunately, much of what's offered on drugstore shelves aren't chemical-free. And the ones that are are usually pretty expensive. Let me offer an inexpensive alternative to traditional shampoo and conditioner: it might take a little while to get used to but I love it. Though I haven't converted my husband, all things in good time.


    * "SHAMPOO" - 1 Tablespoon of baking soda to 1 Cup of filtered water
    * "CONDITIONER" - 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 Cup of filtered water


    * For simple application I use squeeze bottles. One for the "shampoo" and one for the "conditioner." You can get a ketchup and mustard bottle at your local grocery store. Amazon also sells all different sizes and styles.


    The Process

       * Comb hair before you shower
       * Wet hair in shower
       * Squirt hair with baking soda "shampoo" mixture. Don't be shy with application. (I have long thick curly hair so I use most of a 1 cup bottle.)
       * Rinse
       * Squirt with apple cider vinegar "conditioner" mixture. Again don't be shy. Let it sit for a minute or so.
       * Rinse
       * Optional: Add a leave-in conditioner 
       * Apply any styling products, preferably non-toxic products

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    • Kristen says...

      Very timely post. Thank you!

      On February 20, 2013

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