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  • 12-29-2009 10:59 AM

    • Pat
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    Homemade shampoo

    Question from a reader:

    I'd like a recipe for affordable homemade shampoo. Does anyone have a good recipe?

    Have you made or tried homemade shampoo?

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  • 12-29-2009 11:36 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Homemade shampoo

    Pat:
    Have you made or tried homemade shampoo?
    Only baking soda and I have to alternate that with commercial shampoo for washings for the best overall health and look of my hair. This is one recipe I have seen: http://www.pioneerthinking.com/shampoo1.html I am not sure how affordable this really is or how well it works. I guess it depends on hair type and the cost of shampoo.
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  • 12-29-2009 11:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Homemade shampoo

    Some people use nothing more than baking soda as their hair cleaner. I've tried it. It takes a while to become accustomed to it and, for me, was never quite like the real thing. I find that Suave on sale and with coupons is my preferred solution.

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  • 12-29-2009 12:00 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Homemade shampoo

    Anna Marie:
    I find that Suave on sale and with coupons is my preferred solution.
    I can't use any of the cheap shampoos. They damage my hair. :( I have found that I can use Dove, John Frieda or Loreal alternated with baking soda for a lower overall cost. I have gotten lucky in finding really good deals a few times. I have picked up several bottles at a time for $1.99 each at the salvage stores. I need some good deals to come by again, I am running low.
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  • 12-29-2009 12:04 PM In reply to

    Re: Homemade shampoo

    I was wondering if you were still using baking soda, Brandy.

    I found one VO5 shampoo...green tea smoothing....for .69 a bottle that works well. Also one Suave shampoo.....coconut for .88....that doesn't leave my hair dried out like straw.

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  • 12-29-2009 12:15 PM In reply to

    Re: Homemade shampoo

     Baking soda and rinse with white vinegar (I use spray bottle with 1 oz vinegar and 15 oz water)

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  • 12-29-2009 12:45 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Homemade shampoo

    Cinnamonhuskies:
    .that doesn't leave my hair dried out like straw.
    I wish one of those didn't damage my hair. I used to use them but had to stop.
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  • 12-29-2009 8:55 PM In reply to

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    Cinnamonhuskies:
    one Suave shampoo.....coconut for .88....that doesn't leave my hair dried out like straw.
     

    That's the one I use, too!  The last time it was on sale, it was only 69 cents, so I bought 10 bottles, & have used about half my stash.

  • 12-29-2009 9:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Homemade shampoo

    some mayo works or an egg still both are gross smelling i used the egg method once

  • 01-06-2010 9:37 PM In reply to

    • Adam
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    Re: Homemade shampoo

    My fiancee and I both use baking soda mixed with water as a shampoo and apple cider vinegar as a conditioner (only necessary every couple of days). I have short, easy hair, so anything would work for me but my fiancee says that this works better than mid-range regular shampoo for her also.
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