I started using cactus to cleanse, moisturize and condition my hair, when I started water only hair washing. I was committed to only using products with plant or fruit based ingredients. Butters, oils and anything natural was allowed but at a minimum. The goal was to get my hair’s natural sebum to flow…and it did. I was a no-poo co washer before, but my hair had lost it’s luster and was a bit limp. I would later discover this was due a lot to hard water, and this recipe was extremely helpful.
If you want to deeply cleanse your hair without stripping your own natural oils (while boosting hair growth and preventing hair loss), chop up this recipe today!
There are lots of chelating shampoos on the market, but few of them are natural. There are a few ways we can determine if a cleanser will meet our natural requirements. In a study done by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, natural shampoos must conform to the following:
- No hazardous chemicals, especially etcoxylates/nitrosamines/formaldehyde
- Only plant or plant-based surfactants
- Completely natural additives, especially preservatives
EDTA is popular in natural hair forums, especially for those who want to color, lighten, or highlight their hair. It cleans so deep it can remove negative thoughts (and chlorine)!
For a delicious green juice recipe with broccoli that won’t make you gag, try Peaceful Thinking:
- 1/4 lemon (peeled)
- 2 green apples
- 3 medium kale leaves
- 1 stalk broccoli florets
- 4 large spinach leaves, washed well
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint
Juice all ingredients, give yourself a high five, and drink.
Download the full Recipe Book at the bottom of the Reader:
Formulations of Natural Shampoo, International Journal of Cosmetic Science