Try at Your Own risk!
This is the recipe that I ended up using the most often. No matter what everyone tells you about avocado moisture masks, beer rinses, egg washes, and rice milk, if you are not washing all that goo out with soapy, commercial shampoo, it will coat your hair– and never leave! That’s not to say a coconut oil treatment isn’t beneficial. I do it, but only when I can wash it out properly and follow up with a good conditioner.
Remember, hair length also plays a role. If you are sporting a crew cut, anything goes. Long hair takes MUCH more care.
So, here’s what sort of worked best for me during this 27-day challenge. It’s not salon grade, and natural scalp oils (sebum) will make your hair greasy for at least 2-3 weeks before it adapts. But, if you want to go no ‘poo these exact steps were my go-to.
Use larger measurements for longer hair.
- 2 – 4 tbsp baking soda
- 1/2 – 1 cup green tea
- 1/2 – 1 cup rosemary infusion
- 2 – 4 tbsp white vinegar
- Mix baking soda and water into a paste.
- Apply to wet hair, rubbing all over scalp.
- Let sit for 3-5 minutes. Rinse well.
For Rinse (adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron)
- Make green tea using regular teabag and rosemary infusion by pouring boiling water over 1 tbsp of dried rosemary. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain and cool to room temp.
- Pour into spray bottle, add vinegar and mix.
- After rinsing shampoo, spray all over head. Work into scalp and pay attention to ends.
- Comb through with fine tooth comb.
- Leave in 5 minutes and rinse well.