If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you’ve probably seen my post series called “Why I don’t Shampoo My Hair”. In it I explain why I refuse to use sulfates in my hair. I also avoid dimethicone, parabens and paraffinum liquidilum (petreoleum jelly). I do co-wash, but not all the time because I feel that it doesn’t get my scalp as clean as I would like. I also REFUSE to pay $27 for a bottle of shampoo.
So what’s a frugal curly girl to do?
Well, I decided to try washing my hair with castille soap a little while ago and I love it! I’m a fan of the peppermint myself, cuz it makes my scalp all tingly. It’s also crazy convenient, because I always have tons of the stuff around, because I clean half of my house with it! (For more ideas on how to use Castile soap all over your house, check out My Dr. Bronner’s 30 Day Challenge Post.)
So here’s my formula :
Liquid Castile Soap Shampoo
- 3 parts water
- 1 part castille soap
This usually works out pretty well. I just use an old conditioner bottle to keep it in and a 10oz bottle lasts me about 6 weeks of weekly washings. (Unless Sexy decides to use it as body wash, and then, well….yeah).
You can find the same kind of castille soap I use on my hair right here in the Savvy Shop.
- Do you use castille soap to wash your hair? What kind and what’s your formula?