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.
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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.
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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 bloggers 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. Be wary of them!
The oil I’m currently using is Clarity be 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
Making 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?