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  • DebbieL58 commented on scoochmaroo's instructable Homemade Shampoo7 months ago
    Homemade Shampoo

    Castile soap is not highly alkaline. It ranks somewhere around 8.9 on the ph scale. The ph scale runs from 0 to 14. 0-6 are your acidic items, 7 is ph neutral, and 8-14 are your alkalines. The closer you are to 7 the milder the substance. Based on this, Castile soap is very low on th alkaline side of the ph scale. My hair is colored and was also damaged previously. I have little to no issue using recipes with Castile soap. The only adjustment I've needed is to cut back on the soap a bit to account for some greasy residue. Also, as others have said it takes some adjustment to get used to not putting detergents in your hair. there are also some recipes that pair it with coconut milk for added moisture. The apple cider vinegar rinse helps greatly both with tangles and with removing some of...see more »Castile soap is not highly alkaline. It ranks somewhere around 8.9 on the ph scale. The ph scale runs from 0 to 14. 0-6 are your acidic items, 7 is ph neutral, and 8-14 are your alkalines. The closer you are to 7 the milder the substance. Based on this, Castile soap is very low on th alkaline side of the ph scale. My hair is colored and was also damaged previously. I have little to no issue using recipes with Castile soap. The only adjustment I've needed is to cut back on the soap a bit to account for some greasy residue. Also, as others have said it takes some adjustment to get used to not putting detergents in your hair. there are also some recipes that pair it with coconut milk for added moisture. The apple cider vinegar rinse helps greatly both with tangles and with removing some of the waxy residue. Also if you can find a good natural conditioner to use and rinse out that doesn't have sulfates or harsh chemicals in it try using some and rinsing it out well.

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