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This is a recipe/how to for baking soda shampoo & apple cider vinegar conditioner. This is a super cheap & easy way to "poo-free" your hair.
 
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Step 1: Shampoo Step 1

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Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to an 8oz bottle or spray bottle.

Step 2: Shampoo Step 2

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Add about 1 cup of water to 8oz bottle

Step 3: Shampoo Step 3

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Shake the crap out of it!

Step 4: Shampoo Finished!

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And you now have your own shampoo! Use once every few days or as you think you need it.

Step 5: Conditioner Step 1

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Gather your goods.
Add 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar to an 8oz bottle

Step 6: Conditioner Step 2

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Add about 8oz of water

Step 7: Conditioner Step 3 (optional)

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Add 10-20 drops of any essential oil. It isn't required, but it sure helps with getting rid of the smell of vinegar in the shower!

Step 8: Finished!

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Shake the crap out of it!
And you now have your own conditioner! Use once every few days or as you think you need it.

Don't forget to check out my blog! http://bonafideboho.blogspot.com/
merfinz2 years ago
So it's really 1 cup water to 16 tblspoons?

Do I have to use it every other day or so?, I usually wash my hair every day, especially when I've been working outside. Will it go wrong to use it daily?
iamkeebler (author)  merfinz2 years ago
Holy crap no! If you use that much baking soda you could dry out your hair. Granted everyone's hair works a bit different. I've actually stop using this in my hair as for me it made my hair terrible. Mainly because I have hard water. But if you really want to try it out, check out this website: http://no-poo.livejournal.com/

There are hundreds of people on that site that use this method to wash their hair and they can answer any question you have. That's how I found out that my hair wasn't reacting the way it should to washing your hair this way. Hope this helps!
thanks, that's a really responsive reply. I was just wandering, my hair is oily (hate it but it's true) and I'm outside a lot (gardening/tinkering/mowing/woodworking) so I get dust and dirt and stuff from the wind. I'll check out the site. Thanks again. :O) LOL on me. I was looking for a natural/cheap way to keep from having to buy so much shampoo for the family.
iamkeebler (author)  merfinz2 years ago
Who knows, maybe this method is the one for you! Good luck with it!
ratio of baking soda to water
baking soda:water
1:16
1 cup of water equals 16 tablespoons