Thanks for the add, man. You're an extremely beautiful and humble soul!! May you have a wonderful, natural journey. Much love.
I saw that. That company ships using flat rate boxes. So if you were to buy multiple soaps, it would not cost more for shipping.
Looking into Soapwort I see that it is used, mainly to clean gentle textiles. And that any ingestion can be toxic, and cause stomach problems. I wouldn't recommend it. Plus, the process of removing the oils from it also uses a chemical process to purify them.
It's hard. If you want to use a good soap, you're going to have to find something that has had
at least some chemical interaction. Anything sopanified uses lye. To get a completely unaltered soap, you will be sacrificing quality. There's nothing wrong with not wanting to use anything that was manufactured on grand scales, but even local soap makers (near you) will sopanify their soaps, if they are true soaps.
Ask Heather (she's a member here). She's our leading hair/scalp specialist. I'm sure she can give you more pointers than I can
Cool. Just making sure you weren't TnR's it at all with the neglect method.
And why are you just using vinegar? That won't keep your hair clean enough. Vinegar acts like a conditioner. It makes your hair softer and smoother. Alone, without BS it will slow down the process. I get the "appropriate technology" philosophy, but you don't want to add just acid to your hair. lowering your pH without having raised it first will make your hair more oily.
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Welcome. But when you say occasional ripping, do you mean separating?