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Ready Made has a simple and economical way to make hair powder - yet another way to avoid the shampoo / greasy & flat-so-I-need-to-shampoo-again cycle.

Thanks ReadyMade!

 

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    "This organic recipe is a easy and talc-free. All of the ingredients can be bought at your local food co-op in the bulk bin section located in the bath and body department." —Linda Aldredge, Owner of Lulu Organics

    Read more about hair powder on our blog. 

Skill Level

Easy

Active Time

Less than an hour

Cost

$

  • Materials

  • 2 Tbl Organic Arrowroot Powder
  • 2 Tbl Kaolin Clay
  • 1 Tsp Organic Horsetail Powder
  • 6 drops Essential Oil of choice (more or less depending on the oil and your preference)
  • Tools

  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Sieve
  • 1 Whisk
  • 2 Spoons, one large + one small
  • 1Tablespoon
  • 1Teaspoon
  • One Empty Spice Jar

 

Tags: alternative, hair, no, poo, powder, shampoo

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Wow awesome! I'm going to have to give it a try~ Right now I am using straight castile soap and sometimes doing a vinegar wash- It took me over a month to strip my hair of all the chemicals, but  now it is so beautiful and has so much natural body- I love it!
Interesting! about how much does it cost to make and roughly how many shampoos per batch?
yeah, i'd love to try this recipe are these pricey ingredients? Kristin, is your vinegar wash with cider vinegar or white vinegar? are you using anything else with it? trying to get ideas for myself so i'm curious about what works for others.
Alexandra, My vinegar wash is cider vinegar-I am not doing it every day, maybe about 3 times a week. My hair is super thick and the vinegar wash is sort of like when I used conditioner- It makes it so soft and silky- I love it! My friend is doing the "no-poo" with the baking soda paste and then is doing the vinegar wash and she loves it! I like the lather that you get from the castile soap and since my hair is so long and thick, it takes a lot to get it clean :)
I was able to find arrowroot at my local co-op for super cheap - $3.99/lb, I think. Essential oils are always on hand, and Horsetail and Kaolin Clay I ordered from kalyx.com. The shipping fee was as much as the merchandise, so that's not ideal, but it looks like I have all of my ingredients (for several batches) for just under $20. I like the idea of a swap!

Juli said:
Interesting! about how much does it cost to make and roughly how many shampoos per batch?
Since I joined here I have been reading articles and comments on no poo and decided to give it a go with the baking soda and cider vinegar, and you're so right, the vinegar seems to even detangle, I never would have guessed it would act similar to a conditioner. I'm going the no shampoo route for the most part but I got the castile soap you mentioned here for in-between clean-ups. Thanks so much for the wonderful tips Kristin!

kristin clapper said:
Wow awesome! I'm going to have to give it a try~ Right now I am using straight castile soap and sometimes doing a vinegar wash- It took me over a month to strip my hair of all the chemicals, but  now it is so beautiful and has so much natural body- I love it!

You're very welcome! I am loving it- and man my hair has never felt, looked, or been so healthy!

I have also been exploring the whole DIY detergents, cleaners and toothpaste! It is amazing how simple things can be and still do the same, if not better, then all the added chemicals! It makes me wonder how we even let it get to this point? haha

The no shampoo/conditioner idea seems intriguing, but my hair is a nightmare to comb without a ton of conditioner.  Will vinegar really work to detangle it?  I suppose I should just give it a try, but in the morning before work I'm too scared to think about having to comb my hair for an hour to get through it ! Maybe this weekend I'll take the plunge. 
Robin, of course, everyone's hair is different, so I would suggest to give it a try (and the weekend is the perfect time to do it haha)- For me... it took a few weeks for it to really feel clean- so keep that in mind :)

My hair is VERY thick and long and it takes a long time to brush and even blow dry- If I do not brush my hair often I get mini dreadlocks in the back, esp with the summer humidity and heat haha- so It works for me and I can comb my hair much easier after the vinegar rinse. :) Keep us posted on how it goes!!

* A few other things I have read that works for "conditioner/detangling" is mayo (although i think that stuff is just gross haha) or Beer. Another thing I have read is adding some lemon juice to your "shampoo" that will help. Also the Avocado and coconut milk is a great conditioner. I have never used it, but have friends who love it!
What is horsetail?  Any one know it scientific binomial?

Thanks for the info Kristin!  I've tried a couple things now, with mixed results.  The first was the baking soda/vinegar rinse.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to comb afterwards (not quite like Pantene though! :) ), but it kindof felt like straw at the ends.  It did seem to look good for a few days without getting greasy and having to wash it every other day.

My next attempt with the castille soap and vinegar rinse was very bad.  I don't think the soap got rinsed out enough, and my hair was heavy and greasy the next morning.  When I brushed it it stayed back like it had gel in it!I'm just going to have to do some experimenting.  It probably doesn't help that we have atrociously hard water!

 

I totally hear you about the dreadlocks in back!

Hey Robin! I love hearing about your experiments!

Oh man when I started with the castille soap I had the same thing happen- It took maybe about a week for it to feel normal again. After reading and talking with a lot of others, they say that it is all the buildup of the products and residue that is left in your hair and scalp. So until that is completely out your hair may feel greasy and stiff straw like. Once you remove all that build up, it allows your hair to grow, and grow a lot faster. My boyfriend has a slight bald spot on top of his head and since we have been using the castille soap, it has filled in a lot! People ask him what product he is using haha.

So if you would like to continue the castile road... just hang in there and know there is a light at the end of the tunnel haha. Everyone's hair and bodies are different and it may not be the right thing for you... but I can say that I had the same feeling in the beginning and now my hair has never looked so good, or been so healthy. The other great thing about the castille soap, if you dont want to use it for your hair, it can also be used as a dish detergent, or laundry detergent... the bottle I have gives the ratio of what to mix it with.

Enjoy the ride!

 


Robin Buterbaugh said:

Thanks for the info Kristin!  I've tried a couple things now, with mixed results.  The first was the baking soda/vinegar rinse.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to comb afterwards (not quite like Pantene though! :) ), but it kindof felt like straw at the ends.  It did seem to look good for a few days without getting greasy and having to wash it every other day.

My next attempt with the castille soap and vinegar rinse was very bad.  I don't think the soap got rinsed out enough, and my hair was heavy and greasy the next morning.  When I brushed it it stayed back like it had gel in it!I'm just going to have to do some experimenting.  It probably doesn't help that we have atrociously hard water!

 

I totally hear you about the dreadlocks in back!

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