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All Natural DIY Shampoo


All Natural DIY Shampoo

Natural shampoo never even crossed my mind for more than two decades. Over the past couple years, as my family has tried to eat healthier and cut back on toxic chemicals in our house. I have experimented with all sorts of organic and “all natural” shampoos. Sadly, all left me a little closer to broke and with greasy, waxy hair. Not good.

In an effort to seal my “crunchy” status, I even tried the whole ‘no poo thing hoping to rid myself completely of a need for any sort of “product.” After two months of trying, I learned that with my hard water it just wasn’t going to happen. (Sigh) I was beginning to think I was doomed to harsh chemicals and cleaners in order to feel like I could show my face (or head) in public again. Surely there was a natural shampoo that would work? Anyone? Anyone?

In one last attempt, I adapted a few recipes until I came up with this beautiful, homemade, DIY, all natural shampoo of GLORY! (Yes, I love it that much!)

So you’re not sure whether you actually want to give up your shampooing routine as is. That’s fine, it certainly is your choice at the end of the day. However, if you are interested in the reasons why many are ditching traditional shampoo, here are just a few of them:

Hazardous Ingredients

For starters, many shampoos have lots questionable ingredients (like carcinogens in baby shampoo). Of course, if you are trying to live an all-natural lifestyle, these chemicals are no good. Be sure to carefully check shampoo ingredients if you are interested in finding a natural alternative.

Bad For Your Scalp

Even if we move beyond the “toxic” discussion and just talk beauty, there is another reason to reconsider switching to a different approach to your hair and beauty products.

Most commercial shampoos strip the scalp of its natural oils. The body, in its infinite wisdom, tries to balance itself back out by producing more oil. This of course translates into hair that gets really greasy really fast — a reason why most people feel like they need to wash their hair every day or two. Because they do. Because our shampoos are destroying our natural balance.

The product we need to feel less greasy is making us… well, more greasy. Seems counterintuitive, but it’s very real, and a big reason that people are cutting back on shampoo. You can essentially “train” your body to not produce oils at such a fast rate, which may make you more comfortable with the way your hair looks.

What is an Alternative?

This natural shampoo recipe below is a great alternative. It’s easy, smells good, lathers good (yes!), and is much less harsh on your head.

I find I only need to wash about twice a week now and my hair doesn’t get NEARLY as gross as it used to (even by day 4). Of course everyone’s hair is different, and the water in your shower can also make a huge difference.

Be sure to give your scalp at least two weeks to adjust before giving up. You’ll probably feel a little more greasy for the first couple of days while your body’s natural oil production balances back to normal.

P.S. Use the coupon code TYB15 at checkout and get 15% off your entire Morrocco Method purchase. 

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