Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sustainable Monday - on Tuesday

I have my sewing class on a Monday so my usual Monday posts have been out of whack. This is Sustainable Monday - on a Tuesday. Today I would like to introduce the shampoo and conditioner I am currently using.
Bicarbonate of Soda is my current shampoo. I lather a load up into a paste and scrub it through my hair. I leave it for around a minute (use the time to wash yourself if you're water conscious) and rinse it off.

Vinegar is my current conditioner - you can use any vinegar, but I am currently using apple cider as I had it in my pantry. I pour some through my hair and then rinse it out. Yes, I smell of vinegar for around 5-10 minutes but then the smell disappears.

Apparently my hair is brighter (more colour - and I don't colour my hair) and it is definitely softer. I feel great doing it - better for the environment, better for my body (no chemicals) and better for the hip pocket! I'll see how my hair fares in the coming weeks...


  1. I've been using Baking Soda with an apple cider vinegar rinse for about a year now (most no 'poo info I've found recommends ACV in particular for this).
    I never want to go back to shampoo and conditioner. My hair is so much easier to manage now.

  2. Thank you so much for letting me know - it gives me confidence to keep on going with the ACV. My hair is better today than it has been, but I read your system needs to get accustomed to making its own oils again. I am so glad you left a comment - I hope never to go back to shampoo, either!