Rhubarb & Rubber Plants

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My Zero-Waste Journey

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Apple cider vinegar hair rinse and bicarbinate of soda shampoo

I made a zerowaste shampoo and condition from bicarbinate of soda and apple cider vinegar (acv).

I filled up a jar to halfway with bicarb, then topped it up with water. I added a few drops of orange essential oil to give it nice scent. Give it a shake every time before using!

For the acv rinse I filled up a spray bottle with a few spoons of apple cider vinegar before topping up with water so the ratio of acv to water is about 1:4. I also added a few drops of lavender essential oil for a nice smell too.

In the shower - get your hair wet, then wash with the bicarb shampoo (once is enough), spray the roots and ends with the acv rinse, leave it for a couple of minutes, then wash out.

My hair feels different to using my previous shampoo and conditioner but not in a bad way! I’ve read online that usually shampoo products are made to strip your hair of its natural oils. So once you stop using the strong stuff your hair feels a bit more oily but eventually this will reduce as your scalp will adjust and you are left with beautiful hair (that’s th aim). Apparently brushing your hair a lot to help distribute the oil can help. I am going to give it a go with the bicarb and acv hair routine but I will probably alternate with shampoo bars (I have a friendly soap company one) - I will let you know how I get on, apparently it can take weeks or months for your hair to adjust. I’m hoping it won’t be that long for me!