D.I.Y. Conditioner (Apple Cider Vinegar)
The conditioner is a great companion to the Baking Soda shampoo as the Baking Soda “opens” the cuticles and the vinegar “closes” the cuticles.
After your shower, smooth a drop or two of essential oils on your hands, and run your fingers through ends of your hair to get that freshly-washed smell. (I use Peppermint, Lavender, or oil from DoTerra.)
With this natural alternative, it is suggested that you wash your hair just once per week, and after about 2 weeks, your body will re-adjust to normal and you will have beautiful hair.
But for the first couple of weeks, your hair might get oilier than normal, because it is used to re-oiling after normal shampoo.
It’s also recommended that you get a chlorine filter for the shower to remove even more toxins from your hair & skin.
If you find after a few weeks, your hair has not improved, then it’s probably the quality of the water, or your diet that you need to look into.
Any bottle will do – an old tomato-sauce bottle, plant sprayer, old conditioner bottle, old hand-soap dispenser, etc. I use a flat plastic squirt bottle that I got from Bunnings which allows me to lay the bottle on the shower floor to “warm up” with the shower water while I shampoo (image to come).
- Squirt Bottle
- 2 TBSPs Apple Cider Vinegar (closes cuticles)
- 2 Cups of Filtered Water (or Shower water)
- Put Vinegar and water into squirt bottle.
- Get into shower.
- Apply (spray) the Apple Cider mixture all over your head, try to avoid scalp.
- Concentrate on the "ends" of the hair to condition. (I usually pour the rest onto my ends).
- Leave on while you wash your body (couple of minutes is fine), then rinse out.
- Hair feels like crap when you are washing it, but it turns out really shiny when it's dry. It's not like normal conditioner - it won't feel "good" while you use it.. a comb would be hard to put through (I keep a wide-tooth comb in the shower to gently comb while the warm water is running to make it easier).
- Smells gross but it won't smell that way when it's dry :)