Best ever home made hair cleaner
Part 1: Baking soda paste
Into one of your squeezy bottles use a funnel to pour in about 3 tablespoons of baking soda – you may need more or less depending on the length & thickness of your hair. Add enough hot water to form a runny paste – you want to be able to get it out of the bottle but not have it all dissolved.
Part 2: Apple cider vinegar rinse
Pour 2 tablespoons (if I’m honest I never measure, and it doesn’t really matter….you’re after a weak solution) into your second squeezy bottle. Fill to the top with hot water
In your shower – wet your locks, massage the baking soda paste into your scalp, heck, use a bit to exfoliate your face and décolletage while you’re at it. Rinse well.
Make sure you keep your eyes tightly shut, pour the apple cider vinegar over the scalp and down the length of your hair. Leave for a few minutes before rinsing with water.
TIPS: When I had organic chemically lightened hair this process made my hair a bit dry. No problem – use a tiny amount of coconut oil (or my homemade moisturiser) as both an anti-frizz and styling product. Every now and then you can do a coconut oil mask for your hair….you will need real, foamy shampoo to wash that out though, the baking soda does not cut it.
You will need:
Baking soda (I prefer Pams brand as it’s a bit gruntier than Hansals)
Apple cider vinegar
2 x reusable squeezy bottles – so yeah, plastic, not glass, around 200ml is a good size
If I call it shampoo you’ll have expectations of a smooth liquid that lathers in your locks, and that ain’t what this is.
What this is though, is the best natural DIY hair cleaning system I’ve yet to find. I have mostly used this 2 part system for the past 3 years. Why do I love it? Well it cleanses my hair leaving it soft and shiny, it doesn’t cause irritation on my scalp or in my ears (as some commercial shampoos tend to), I can make it out of ingredients I always have in the house, those ingredients are food ingredients so they’re pretty darn safe, and it’s bloody cheap.