So, I have to admit something. I have not been using shampoo or conditioner for the past month. And it’s been a GAME CHANGER. I have joined the no-poo method and started using essential oils to condition my hair.
The no-poo method is a movement against shampoo, well, store-bought shampoo. I use baking soda to keep my hair clean, and I follow up with apple cider vinegar, and I mix it with essential oils for hair growth, shine, and touchable hair. I made the transition to baking soda and vinegar because I finally decided I’m going to be aware of the harsh chemicals in my beauty products. I checked out so many blog posts before actually trying to do this, and many people experienced greasy hair at first. I kept this in mind, but I was pleasantly surprised when my hair felt soft, clean and looked shiny when after the first use.
Now, I have to say conditioning my hair with vinegar makes me feel self-conscious. Even though I never smell vinegar on myself, I always think if the wind blows the right way I will. If there is one thing I miss about using store bought shampoo and conditioner, it’s the wide variety of fragrances they came in.
Using Essential Oils
So, I started using essential oils along with the vinegar to condition my hair. Keep in mind, vinegar does a great job at conditioning hair just on its own. It seals the hair cuticle, making your head of hair fabulous and shiny while restoring PH levels.
Note: If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or lactating consult with your doctor before using essential oils.
The oil I’m currently using is Clarity by Nature Love. It’s a mix of rosemary, peppermint, and sage. I love clean, minty smells; it revitalizes my entire being and turns me into a fricken’ goddess, I swear.
-Promotes hair growth and scalp health by balancing PH levels
-Rich in essential fatty acids and also keeps dandruff at bay.
-prevents hair loss and treats baldness
-revitalizes dry and thinning hair
-Sage can also darken your hair so be careful if that’s not the look you want.
-effective at treating flaky scalps
-stimulates hair growth
P.S. This is how I make my conditioner
First, I emptied out a soap dispenser, so I wouldn’t have to pour vinegar over my head every time I washed my hair. Many times a wounded eye that causes. Trust me, I know.
I filled my bottle about halfway with filtered water and added about two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Then I added 5-10 drops of my preferred essential oil.
Would you ever consider going “no-poo”? If so, what essential oils are you going to use?