5 Natural Alternatives to shampoo

Posted by Ingrid Crentsil on

On this blogpost we will be discussing 5 natural alternatives to shampoo without chemically-enhanced products, which will give your mane a clean, glossy look and feel that becomes healthier over time:

1. Aloe vera hair treatment
The first alternative is the queen of all hair products, aloe Vera. Aloe is antibacterial, antiseptic, softening and moisturising, with studies showing it may even enhance cellular regeneration. Use aloe Vera gel to soften and strengthen your hair by gently massaging it into wet hair and scalp and rinsing as you would shampoo. This makes for a great treatment between washes.

2. Calendula shampoo
With its anti-inflammatory properties, calendula is ideal for sensitive skin. Not only does it smell amazing it’s also soothing to the scalp! To make a shampoo, fill a glass jar with dried calendula flowers and cover with an unrefined oil such as avocado. Close the jar tightly and store it away from sunlight for two weeks, shaking it every day for the first seven days. Strain the oil into a clean glass jar and use as you would your regular shampoo.

3. Coconut oil conditioner
Packed with vitamins E and K, and with incredible moisturising ‘powers’, coconut oil is one of the best hair conditioners provided by nature. For a deep conditioner, massage a spoonful of coconut oil into your scalp and through the tips of your hair. Wrap your hair in a towel and give the coconut oil an hour to get to work before washing it out.

4. Apple Cider Hair rinse

Good old baking soda will cleanse your hair of styling product build-up and ‘bad oils’, leaving you with clean, manageable hair. Simply sprinkle one tablespoon of baking soda onto your wet scalp, massage into your roots, rinse well with warm water. Following your baking soda wash with an apple cider vinegar rinse will balance the alkalinity in your hair and close the hair’s cuticles for stronger strands. Pour approximately half a cup of apple cider vinegar over your hair after washing it with baking soda, then rinse.

5. Finally, tea hair rinse
Steeping tea in hot water and massaging into your scalp can help cleanse your hair, make it smell lovely and provide various benefits depending on the kind of tea you use. Some people find a black tea blend gives colour and shine boost to brunettes, while chamomile tea can help soften your strands.

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