Today I’m sharing my favorite DIY hair care products and my all natural hair care routine.
My all natural hair care routine
It took me a long time to finally come up with a hair care routine that I was really happy with. I had some strict guidelines! Anything that I’m going to use on or near my body has to be REALLY safe, pure, and natural. So pure you could eat it! Or almost.
Also, I really enjoy DIY. I wanted to be able to easily make whatever I am using on my hair. I like doing this because it puts me in total control of the quality and ingredients, and it saves money.
With those rigid criteria, I got to work creating and testing. Eventually, I came up with a complete routine that I really, really love.
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For shampooing my hair, I tried lots of different things. Some were sketchier than others! There were commercial shampoos that claimed to be natural, but still had less than ideal ingredients. I also tested so many homemade shampoo recipes that still left my hair greasy. Then there was the no poo method… yikes! Way too harsh.
Eventually I designed my own shampoo bar recipe, and I’ve never looked back. My shampoo bars use 100% grass fed tallow, as well as other ingredients that nourish hair. I love them so much! They lather beautifully, leave hair soft and clean, and smell so good. They are also a very popular product in my shop.
After shampooing with one of my shampoo bars, I like to do a shine boosting rinse to reset the ph of my hair. This helps hair to be smooth and shiny. Here’s how I do it: I put 1/4 cup vinegar (either apple cider or white both work, but I do prefer raw apple cider) into a pint jar, and fill the jar the rest of the way with water. After all of the shampoo is rinsed out of my hair, I pour the diluted vinegar over my hair, and thoroughly rinse it out.
Another thing I like to do when I wash my hair is to do a cold water rinse before getting out of the shower. This really helps to close the hair follicle for smooth, shiny, frizz free hair.
If I feel the need for some extra conditioning and detangling, I reach for my leave in conditioner. I’ll be adding that recipe to my blog very soon. I spray some on wet hair, and comb it through. Sometimes I use the leave in conditioner on dry hair to tame frizz as well. I also love using it on my daughter’s hair for detangling.
Every once in a while, if I want to do a deep conditioning treatment to really moisturize my hair and prevent split ends, I will work a very small amount of my grass fed tallow balm into the ends of my hair. I do this before washing, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes before shampooing it out. It is amazing how soft and moisturized this leaves my hair!
Ever since becoming a mom, dry shampoo has become my very good friend. I use that on those days when I need to stretch the time between washings. It works so well, with no nasty chemicals whatsoever. That recipe will be coming to my blog very soon as well.
If I go somewhere to get my hair cut, and they wash my hair using commercial shampoo, I use my hair detox to quickly get rid of the silicones and polymers from their shampoo and other styling products.
My all natural hair care routine video
What does your hair care routine look like?
Do you make any of the products you use? Have you tried anything really crazy? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!
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