Day 2 – Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner – {DIY From Scratch}

In my journey this month to find recipes that will help me save money and reduce the amount of chemicals I come in contact with, I’ve decided to try homemade shampoo and conditioner.

01ecdab86cfee65933e53f2038114e842a161da386A little background.  I’m not terribly fussy with my hair.  I make sure to get a good haircut every 5-6 weeks (I’ve been going to the same gal for 32 years) and I’ve been blessed with naturally curly hair, not too dry or too oily.  That being said, I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the morning (and by a lot of time, I mean 20 minutes) getting ready so I use a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner and that’s it.  I blow dry my hair and I’m good to go.  I obviously won’t be doing any commercials for Pantene anytime soon, but I’m very content with my hair.

homemade-shampoo2Today I decided to try a homemade shampoo and conditioner, specifically the one I found at One Good Thing by Jillee.  A baking soda shampoo and apple cider vinegar conditioner.

I mixed the water and baking soda and put them into a spray bottle as well as mixed the water and apple cider vinegar and put it into a second spray bottle.  A few blogs I read mentioned being careful to make sure the baking soda was completely rinsed out of your hair before you added the vinegar because when the two are combined it has a ‘volcano’ effect.  I made sure to rinse well.

Going into this experiment, I had a couple of concerns:  1.  could I live without bubbles and 2. would I smell like a salad.  So far my life has not come to an end with the absence of bubbles and no salad smell.  I was surprised how clean my hair felt and how much softer and curlier it was.  I’m going to try this for the whole 30 days and see how I feel then.

Have you ever tried homemade shampoo and/or conditioner?  I would love to hear your experiences.

Until tomorrow,






I’m wondering if you’re going to make shampoo for us.  Mostly I’m wondering if there’s a bath in my future.

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2 Responses to Day 2 – Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner – {DIY From Scratch}

  1. Mandy says:

    I’ve not tried homemade yet but this idea sounds interesting. I recently started washing my face with honey and wow, so soft! I’ll come back to see how you are liking the shampoo/conditioner 🙂

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