No shampoo (no poo) natural alternative with clay
I was sent it by Sally from Natural Spa Supplies.
You take a few teaspoons of the clay and hydrate it with warm water. Then you take a couple of teaspoons of the hydrated mix and dilute it with more water until it’s like a runny shampoo. It might sound a bit of a faff, but you can hydrate it in advance and store it for a week. Then you take what you want and add more water.
You can add some oil such as jojoba if you like to get a shampoo and conditioner in one. I don’t do this as my hair is very fine and the oil makes it lank. (I learnt that from a mistake!) But a couple of drops of essential oil works a treat. It means I can use a different shampoo every time depending in my mood!
During PMT week a drop of rose essential oil makes me feel human and less likely to snap. When I’m feeling upbeat a drop of lemon is gorgeous and refreshing. Lavender before bedtime is a great one for Little Miss Green.
What I like about the clay is that it is natural and eco friendly. Yes, it comes from Morocco, but goodness knows where most branded shampoos come from these days. I was using John Masters prior to this and that comes from the US. You can also use it for other things, so you only need one cleansing product in the bathroom.
You can use it to cleanse your skin or leave it on for a face pack. It has some amazing curative properties.
After my first successful wash, my hair lasted 5 days without needing another wash, but I pushed it for a further 2 days as I really want to get to washing my hair only once a week.
There is lots of information on Sally’s site about this wonder product. She also stocks argan oil and has all sorts of information on her site for treating eczema and psoriasis.
If you’re looking to go the infamously ‘no poo’ route; then this is worth considering.
What about you; have you used natural alternatives to shampoo to wash your hair?