As Stella was in the shower the other night I was informed that the shampoo was empty – not much I could do at that time. I did find a small bottle of travel shampoo and that got her through her shower. I needed to figure out what I could use for shampoo for my shower the next morning. I figured I had enough in the house to come up with my own shampoo. When I was traveling through Africa I used Dr. Bronners for my shampoo, soap, laundry – so I figured that could be my base. I did a little research on line and here is what I came up with. This worked really well on my hair, which is dry, thick and curly, Stella has not used it yet – so not sure how it will be on her thinner, straight, regular hair. Because I used castille soap it does suds a little but not like what a normal shampoo does.
1/4 cup castille soap (I used organic, unscented)
1/4 cup filtered water
1/2 tsp Grapeseed Oil
Lavender essential oil (drops depends on how scented you want)
Glass or plastic bottle (can use an old shampoo bottle)
1. Mix all the ingredients in a glass measuring cup.
2. Pour into your container, label.
3. Use about 1 – 2 Tbl of the shampoo and shampoo as usual.
Remembering this does not have the same sudsing ingredients or chemicals – which means your hair may take up to 2 weeks to get “used” to the new shampoo and get the old shampoo build up out. Also it is better for your hair if you can let it air dry instead of a blow dryer – which is much easier in the summer than winter, if you live in a cold climate.
This will cost you less than the store bought shampoos and is better for you and the environment!