Shampoo-free hair care

I’ve ditched commercial shampoo and conditioner and jumped on the bicarb and vinegar bandwagon.

It’s been about three months now and I can’t see a reason to change: it’s cheap, effective, reduces plastic waste, and most importantly it doesn’t contain all the heavy chemicals in regular shampoos and conditioners, so it’s better for you and the environment.

Lots of people are writing about it, like this one, this one and this one, with different ratios and formulas, but you can be quite relaxed about it.  This is roughly what I do:

In one clean, used bottle mix about 1 part bicarb with 4 parts water.  This is your “shampoo”.

Then in another bottle, mix the same ratio of vinegar and water.  This is your conditioning rinse.

Shake well before use and apply them as you would shampoo and conditioner.

Et voila!

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