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I found a site with some recipes (www.happynews.com)
Anyway, that's what I'm looking for. Our stockpile contains enough shampoo right now to get us through to next spring. But it all comes in plastic bottles and we dump it in our septic, which makes me nervous, as we also have a well. I want to control what goes in our leach field/well!

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i tired using a lavender scented soap i bought online many moons ago i forget what it was called- maybe it was castile soap but you could use it to clean with -for your body etc - i have weird hair so it didnt work in a way that made me happy with how my hair looked -

my fav shampoo went and changed formulas- / names and states that a different bame will work as wel as what i use to use but it didnt and i had t stop using it

my hair is thinnish and wavy to curly depending on the weather and natural blonde so i like to find something that will moisturize it without weighing it down or darkening it.

i think alot depends on how you wear it to .

i will be interested to see if you find something that works because i will never say never and might give it a try !
 
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I use a tbsp of baking soda mixed with a cup of water in a spray bottles, a tbsp of white vinegar (you can use cider vinegar) with a cup of water for an acid to balance my hairs ph. I only need to use this 1-2 every 2 weeks and I'll use yogurt and almond oil (with a few drops of lavender and rosemary essential oil) if my hair needs moisturized. My hair has never looked and felt healthier and it's dirt cheap.

Also, if my hair starts to feel a bit oily in between washes i rub a little corn starch around my scalp. My hair is a medium dark brown and it doesn't really lighten the color much.
 

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I use baking soda. It works, it's cheap, and it's environmentally green. It takes out tangles, helps keep the natural curl curly instead of frizzy, and doesn't fade my highlights.
 

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I tried the baking soda but it made my scalp do weird things. Oily and then really flakey. The apple vinegar is a great rinse and so I use that but super bummed about the baking soda. I plan on checking into the previous links!
 

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I buy a special organic shampoo and rinse. My hair is colored and I have a scalp problem if I am not careful with what I use. I have tried a lot of different combinations on my head including eggs, yogurt, mayo. All were a big fail for me. I now consider this my big spluge. Oh the plus side my shampoo last forever as I can not wash my hair but once or twice a week at the most.
Wish my homemade had worked out!
 

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I have never made shampoo by myself. I think I want to have try. The shampoo should be made differently according to the different hair. I refer to buy the shampoo from the shop, I will make the shampoo and just have try it for one or two times.
 

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I have baby fine dark blonde hair and it does weird things if I use anything besides shampoo and conditioner. I did use coconut oil one time before shampooing but it didn't seem to make any difference.
 

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Thanks for that link. It seems like a very easy, non-toxic shampoo.

I'm concerned that it can only sit in the shower for a month - so you'd have to know how much in a month you use up. Trial and error, I guess.
But way cool!
 

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Why couldn't you toss some of it in the freezer or the fridge?
oh! yes.. I read that in the comments at the end. I spoke too soon.

You can refrigerate it. and, you can freeze the coconut milk in 1/4 cup servings in case you don't use the whole can.
 

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This is too cool and will save me a bunch of $$$. Thanks for posting
 

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I use a tbsp of baking soda mixed with a cup of water in a spray bottles, a tbsp of white vinegar (you can use cider vinegar) with a cup of water for an acid to balance my hairs ph. I only need to use this 1-2 every 2 weeks and I'll use yogurt and almond oil (with a few drops of lavender and rosemary essential oil) if my hair needs moisturized. My hair has never looked and felt healthier and it's dirt cheap.

Also, if my hair starts to feel a bit oily in between washes i rub a little corn starch around my scalp. My hair is a medium dark brown and it doesn't really lighten the color much.
Yes I also use alot of vinegar and baking soda. Never thought about using yoghurt so I might try that, I have dark brown hair also. Almond oil would make it smell nice too I'm sure.
 
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