About a year ago, I read a blog (http://simplemom.net/how-to-clean-your-hair-without-shampoo/) about going "shampoo-free." Met this one with some skeptiscism, but logged it in the ol' mental file.
This last month I've been using one of Pantene Pro-V's "Natural" shampoo/conditioners and it's making me lose a ton of hair (thank God I had a ton to start with). Not a good thing. So before I go spend $40 for quality shampoo and conditioner, I'm trying this.
For in-depth how-to of this, please go to the link above, but basically:
To "wash" you only need 1c water and 1 tbsp baking soda. How's that for cost-efficient?!
To "condition" you use 1c water and 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
That is all!
Last night was my first round, and not only was it really easy, but my hair is much more like...well, hair today. It doesn't have that weird synthetic feel that it usually has. It is still smooth, but not unnaturally so. This cleansing method also makes it feel much cleaner than an actual detergent does (read: shampoo). My hair doesn't feel oily today, and though the feel of the vinegar rinse on the ends is different than I'm used to, it did the trick!