Using baking soda and apple cider vinegar instead of over-priced salon shampoos and conditioners is not only saving me cold, hard cash, it’s giving me the best. hair. ever.
Since posting about this last time, I’ve come up with some easy ways to make this even simpler and I’ve perfected my hair “recipes”. My hubby was so impressed with the look and feel of my hair that he tried it himself. Now the entire Domestica household has come to the hippy-side and we are a shampoo/conditioner-free family!
I promise we still use soap.
Shampoo: 500 ml squeeze bottle filled with warm water and 2 tbsp baking soda
Conditioner: dollar-store spray bottle with approximately 1:8 apple cider vinegar to water (i.e. 1/4 cup ACV to 2 cups water)
Only use this regime once every 3-5 days or your hair will become brittle and dry. If you find that it’s getting too dry, use the ACV in between baking soda treatments to try and restore a bit of moisture. I’ve also heard of people who, after getting out of the shower, rub a bit of coconut oil in their hands (until liquified) and then run it through their clean, wet hair.
Since I work out 6-7 days a week, my hair gets a daily dose of sweat and I find that keeps it from getting too dry. If I’m taking time off from the gym and my hair starts to feel too dry, I use the ACV every other day or as needed and that seems to do the trick!