Did you cleanse hair first with shampoo and baking soda like I mentioned?
For most people, slapping baking soda on their hair won't get it clean. You have to dilute it first. Otherwise you may either get non-clean hair, or worse, you break your hair because you made softscrub with baking soda and made an abrasive and scratched your hair.
I guess I didn't post the links to the simple conditioner and baking soda method - dilute simple conditioner (Suave Tropical Coconut is good) with some baking soda (I use about 1 teaspoon or less) and dilute with hot water - about a cup in a container. Shake up the mixture, it will froth quite a bit. Use this mixture over your scalp and hair and massage using fingers. Keep this mixture on for a few minutes and do other things in the shower. Rinse thoroughly. Spray apple cider vinegar and/or some more conditioner to your hair from ears down. Rinse well again.
Honey sometimes makes hair look greasy. I wouldn't add too much goop in your initial no poo transition since you're still getting used to no poo and you're still getting used to how to scrub your hair with your fingers.
You can do the complicated stuff and add more ingredients as you get more advanced. In the beginning, you have to keep it simple.
Make sure you do the shampoo-baking soda steps first, like I mentioned.
Does the ACV rinse need to be rinsed out after use?? Can I just jump into the bs mixture, or should I do the shampoo\bs\water mixture?
Also, is it true that for curly hair (my oldest DSDs are biracial white and african american, my youngest DSD is hispanic/african american) the way to ease into no poo is to mix conditioner and bs, similarly to the shampoo\bs mix? I'm really excited to try it on DSD (and eventually DD's) hair, I'd love to see it looking like curls gorgeousa!
I am starting to make my own laundry detergent...and I have some questions.
For the recipe on page one of this thread (the liquid detergent with washing soda and grated soap),
1) Can this be used on diapers? We have fuzzi bunz, some bumkins, and some fitteds.
2) What about using a few drops essential oils? Would this mess up the diapers?
3) Grapefruit Seed Extract? Would this be a good addition?
4) How much do you use? 1/2 a cup? more?
Thanks so much!!