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#1 of 7 Old 04-25-2013, 01:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've tried the "No-poo" method, and I just don't have the persistence for it. I've also tried a homemade shampoo made from watered down castile soap and a splash of olive oil. This works kind of, but really tends to leave my hair feeling waxy. Does anybody have any recipes for a homemade shampoo?


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No recipe here :( I tried one similar to yours, no luck. Tried castile soap and acv rinse (technically a no poo method I guess) and no luck. Natural shampoo and conditioner is okay...just okay.

 

Why do you think no-poo doesn't work for some?

I tried it for a couple months, and have some lousy Christmas pictures to prove it. I would take a break from it when it still hadn't worked, and try again for a month or so. I think I tried 3 times. I've used baking soda with acv rinse, castile soap with acv rinse, my homemade "shampoo bar" soap recipe with acv rinse, and my homemade olive oil soap...no luck with anything.

 

I also tried using more and less apple cider vinegar in my rinse, I found that when I used less I was less greasy, but it still wouldn't work. And I would scrub good, rinse good, use acv, rinse good.

 

I have long, thick, wavy hair. I wouldn't call myself a greaseball, but I have to wear second day no-wash hair up or it's kinda icky looking.

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Thanks for replying, CLplus1. I feel the same way you do! I enjoy making most of our products, but I just can't get the hair thing to work out! I have to wash my hair every day using natural shampoos/conditioners -- wouldn't it be lovely if I didn't because I found some perfect homemade shampoo/conditioner!? Wishing someone out there had the solution??? :D


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I seem to be OK using Dr Bronners as a shampoo but I still need to use a natural conditioner and something very acidic in combination to avoid the greasy hair. I have been using Dr. Bronner's conditioner with some nature's gate conditioner. Using Dr. Bronner's conditioner or acv along made me greasy too. I came from using a gentle shampoo and a conditioner with no cones in it so I was expecting an easier transition but no luck.

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Not a recipe, but I got this shampoo bar from the farmer's market a few weeks ago and I'm loving it so far!  I wash my hair once or twice a week and haven't had it get extremely greasy...might be worth a shot :)  

 

http://www.soapcrone.com/soaps_detail.php?id=36


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I made my own hair spray to treat dandruff and itchy scalp by using apple cider vinegar and mint leaves. Put some apple cider vinegar to a spray container and some mint leaves. Leave it for about 24 hours or 48 hours. Use it to your hair leave for about 15 minutes then wash it off. It will clean your hair and lessen some dandruff.
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