How to make your own shampoo!

My Mom has got beautiful long hair. Last fall she started using homemade shampoo. I was skeptical at first, but watching her for 7 months, her hair never looks greasy, it is always really shiny and healthy looking. I wanted to let her explain the method that she uses.

* She does live in China, so they pay quite a bit more than we do for shampoo. But when she is in the states she still washes her hair this way!

This is the cost:
Vinegar 64 oz $1.82
Baking Soda 2 lbs $1.24
Gallon Water $.88

Cost per shampoo: $.15 a shampoo!

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  1. Jane says

    Hi Can you shampoo your hair everyday? Can you use distilled white vinegar or do you have to use apple cider vinegar? Do you use boiled water when you make the rinse? I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Melissa says

    I think I would switch the vinegar for lemon juice. I do no like the smell of vinegar. Regardless of the fact that your hair does not smell like vinegar.

  3. maria says

    Your mom is so pretty, and so it her hair! I need to start doing something like this, but my hair gets tangled very you know if this is okay for that?? And my hair gets oily too, does your mom have oily hair (before using this shampoo)?

    • Terry says

      Hi Maria,
      Thank you so much for your compliment! It is now going on two years that I have not shampooed my hair. I can go about 5 days between hair washings. This is because my body is adjusting to this method of cleaning. I also live in a very dry environment, maybe semi-arid. A more humid area may require a washing every 3-4 days. I used to wash my hair a minimum of every 3 days when using shampoo because it would look so greasy but now by day 6 I get the same look so I wash on day 5 using the baking soda and vinegar. I would give this a few weeks to a month tryout and then decide how you like it.


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