Non-Toxic Shampoo and Conditioner: Day 18

Today was a banner day in the Non Toxic Hair Care Program saga. While yesterday found me with hair that looked like it had been brushed out after prom, today I’m finally left with hair that I can actually wear down and that doesn’t look like it has a week of product buildup in it. My hair feels clean, not oily, and thicker than when I was using commercial product. It feels like the temptation to go back to my pretty bottle of shampoo and conditioner might actually pass me by this week, which is a welcome relief to the daily temptation of squeaky-clean hair that’s just a two-inch shift of my hand away (There still lurks commercial shampoo in my shower.)

In other news that I haven’t been telling you about, I’ve been cutting my hair in an effort to get out the aforementioned (way back in a previous Hair Care saga installation) green color left over from last year’s henna dye. That process hasn’t gone quite as well as the 18-day hair care program, but I’ve cut it enough that I can live with it until I can get Ashley up in The City to take care of it for me. And then, I’ll truly have the hair I’ve always wanted.

-Jocelyn Broyles

Non-Toxic Shampoo and Conditioner: Day One
Non-Toxic Shampoo and Conditioner: Day Two
Non-Toxic Shampoo and Conditioner: Day Four
Non-Toxic Shampoo and Conditioner: Day 16
Eco Friendly Shampoo and Conditioner Recipe


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Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you

Martina M.
Martina F3 years ago

If your hair is too dry from using this method, use a dab of coconut oil after washing and rinsing. Just leave it in and your hair will be manageable and so shiny...:)

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck6 years ago

thank you.

Duane B.
.6 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton7 years ago

Sorry, typo, meant to say 'thanks for the article'!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton7 years ago

Thanks of rthe article.

Brianna B.
Brianna B7 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Faith Billingham
Faith Billingham7 years ago

Great article, thanks for sharing :)

Jerry t.
Jerold t7 years ago

I have male pattern baldness. So I apply a little tea leaf oil a minute or two after applying conditioner. My hair is returning. I have often thought the bottled conditioner I use was creating a problem with dryness. I will try this b. soda and vinegar recipe.
I would also like to thank Bhargavi for her contribution in the comments.

Charlene S.
Charla D7 years ago

I've been using the baking soda and apple cider vinegar for nearly a month now and my hair and scalp have never felt cleaner or healthier. It had become extremely dry lately and completely unmanageable. I'd given up and resorted to just putting it up in a bun. I was very skeptical when I started this program, especially since I'd become reliant on using gobs and gobs of conditioner and I really doubted that apple cider vinegar was going to do the trick, but I had nothing to lose. I'm so happy with the results! My hair feels like it's been restored to it's former glory! I can hardly believe it. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar cost a lot less than shampoo/conditioner too so that's an added benefit.