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A knotty head looking for some natural help

2014-01-30
By: interrstella
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Over the past two months I've been riding myself of all the useless products that have been cluttering our bathroom. I switch to a no poo hair care system, using only honey "shampoo" which is only I part honey, dissolved into 2 parts warm water. Over the past 2 weeks I did switch back to a lush soap bar I had been given over the holidays because the honey shampoo has a softening and moisturizing effect. I have read through the shampoo FAQ and there are tons of information that is all over the board. I do work next to an herbal hop that sells some shampoos I will be checking there soon but I would like to know of any SLS free shampoos or herbal mixtures that are safe for me to use regularly, no just as a monthly deep cleaner.Also, can I brag on how much I love my hair right now? I have super thick curly hair. Washing it has always been such a hassle, and I don't even want to get started on the styling process. I would only brush my hair when I washed it, which was about 2-4 times a week. In those days in between I've always had "neglect" dreads start to form and a few years ago I even decided to just let my hair do what it wanted and I loved it for a while, however I was living in a hot desert with no car and was on the verge of collapsing on a regular basis when walking to work (I was walking in miles of 110+ degree weather regularly.) so at that time I cut and brushed them out :(My hair WANTS to do this and I love it so much. It's in the "crazy" stage but is by far more tame and manageable than I've ever known it to be.What's a lion without a mane? :)
interrstella
01/31/14 11:57:14AM @interrstella:
Thank you so much!! :) Simplicity is what I'm going for so I'll stick with it.

Kato
01/31/14 03:56:01AM @kato:
In the beginning all I used was bicarbonate and acv withe some rosemary essential oil for my scalp and lavender just for smell, I used the oils only in the final rinse, I washed about very week depending on how I felt but I don't think the acv slowed the process, I didn't use dr bronners until the last 3 months because I was concerned about the conditioning effect but mine are pretty mature now (2years) and a bit of conditioning is great, I wouldn't recommend not following the bicarbonate with the acv because I think it will be to harsh and drying on your scalp, I know it can be a bit of a stress about what to use but keep it simple and stay patient and positive. Bless xx

interrstella
01/30/14 03:35:51PM @interrstella:
Thank you! I've been nervous to try the BS wash and the ACV rinse because it seems like the BS would build up, but I like the alternating idea. I have heard that ACV can act as a conditioner though, so if their just starting to tighten up a bit should I stay away from that for a while, do you think?

Kato
01/30/14 03:13:06PM @kato:
I alternate washes, bi-carb and ac with oils one week and dr bro nets lavender liquid Castile soap the next, that seems to work well, I have not noticed any residues and my scalp seems pretty happy with it. Bless and good luck on your journey.

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