However, recently Matt felt it was leaving a residue in his hair. We could see the residue on his brush after a couple brushings. He also said it didn't feel as clean because of the residue, something he didn't notice right away, but that gradually built up over time.
So, we were thinking we would again be on the quest for a new shampoo once again. But, then we came across a simple little recipe in How it All Vegan, that cookbook we picked up last month for $1.50. Well, it was worth more than that just for this simple apple cider vinegar rinse.
|My "hair care system" consisting of Bragg's apple cider vinegar, a quart canning jar for mixing my vinegar conditioner, and Dr. Bronner's soap.|
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
4 cups water
Put vinegar and water in a clean container and cap tightly. Shake well. After shampooing work it through your hair and rinse. Use 1-2 cups depending on hair length.
It makes my hair feel like silk. Seriously. And it is so easy and cheap too! Make it with warm water and it feels just heavenly as you pour it over your scalp. I highly recommend it as an alternative to standard conditioner.
Update 10-17-2013: We now use Tate's Miracle Shampoo instead of Dr. B's. It is magical. Its smells great. Lathers well and rinses totally clean without any residue left behind. We still use the apple cider rinse though since it makes the hair so silky and nice!