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Shampoo? Think again…

Good hair is HEALTHY hair. But did you know that there are other alternatives to shampoos?

Long curly hair

Here are few options to cleanse your scalp and hair:

Clay/Mud: When used on the hair it acts as a detoxifying mask. Clay helps cleanse the hair and scalp, and leaves the hair shiny. It is good for fine hair as it can also make hair thicker. Bentonite clay, rhassoul or kaolin clay are the most popular ones. Mix the clay with water and apply directly on the scalp, massage and rinse. Other ingredients can be added to the mix like extra virgin olive oil, honey or camomile tea.

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar: baking soda cleanses the scalp however try to avoid it on your tresses as it can dry them out. Mix a bit of baking soda with water, apply directly to the scalp, massage and rinse. To condition the hair, mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water and pour the mix on your hair and scalp, let it sit for few minutes and rinse. Apple cider vinegar smoothes the cuticles and leave your hair shiny and smooth. It also enables to balance the pH of  your mane and is excellent for dandruff.

 

Have you tried any of them? Share your experience. 

 

 

 

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  1. ive used baking soda and ACV as a clarifying cleanse for my locs. But I would not use it or any other clarifying type shampoos for every wash. The clay/mud cleanse sound interesting tho.

    1. Did you notice any difference with baking soda and ACV?

      1. Yes. it definatly cleaned the hair. My hair felt so light afterwards.

  2. Have tried them all and I think clay is best for me. I did a review on the clay shampoo bar I use. I hate the smell of ACV no matter what oil I use to mask the scent it stinks and getting proper diluting is the too much work. Baking soda changed the Ph level of my hair too much and was a pain to get it rebalanced

  3. I’ve used Bentonite clay (mixed with raw ACV) as a shampoo substitute and liked it. I tried using baking soda, albeit without following with ACV, and it was horrible. I’d recommend Bentonite (with ACV) or ACV by itself. Just dilute 1:1 or 2(water):1.

    1. Thanks for the support Afua! 🙂

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