Deep Hair Cleanse

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Do you want to cleanse your hair of all the chemicals that are in your shampoos, conditioners, hairspray, and hair gel? Want to give your hair a fresh start?

Two simple ingredients:

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Use Baking Soda as Shampoo

Step 1) Use a plastic bottle with a squirt-end.

Step 2) Fill the bottle 1-part baking soda to 5-parts water.

Step 3) Shake the bottle.

Step 4) Apply to all parts of hair (scalp, bangs, ends) while in the shower.

Step 5) Rinse.

You will notice that the baking soda thins-out and becomes soft in water. Rinse until all baking soda is out of hair.

 

Use Apple Cider Vinegar as Conditioner

Step 1) Use a plastic bottle with a squirt-end.

Step 2) Fill the bottle 1-part apple cider vinegar to 5-parts water.

Step 3) Shake the bottle.

Step 4) Apply to all parts of the hair (scalp, bangs, ends) in the shower.

Step 5) Rinse.

Apple Cider Vinegar makes the hair shiny and soft! Baking Soda and ACV are both natural disinfectants and will take away all gunk and residue in your hair.

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My Comments:

In my beauty routine, I use organic, chemical-free shampoo and conditioner. But every week or so, I love to give my hair a deep cleanse with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. My hair always feels incredibly soft and is always shiny after the treatment. Just keep a box of baking soda, a bottle of ACV, and two squirt bottles in your beauty cabinet. It’s very easy to prepare for your cleanse before your shower (takes less than three minutes!). I would suggest doing the cleanse once a week. But you can do it more or less depending on how your hair responds.

Eventually, if you want, you can stop using shampoo and conditioner completely and switch to the no-‘ poo method with the baking soda and ACV hair cleanse. If you want more info on that, check out this cool girl’s blog, who is very detailed about going no-‘ poo.

Has anyone else tried this? What do you think?

Homemade Drain Cleaner

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Why make homemade drain cleaner? It’s cheap and easy! And there are only TWO ingredients– Baking Soda and Vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • Half a box of baking soda
  • Vinegar (any type of vinegar should do the trick)

Instructions:

  1. Pour some of the baking soda  down the drain.
  2. Pour vinegar down the drain and let it settle on top of the baking soda. This should create a foaming action.
  3. Once foam is settled, repeat steps #1 and #2 until you have used half the box of baking soda.

 

Hint:

  1. For maximum effect, do not use the drain/sink for about 30 minutes (or longer).
  2. The first time you use the drain after cleaning, run hot water. This should remove any last debris left behind.

Why does this work? Baking soda and vinegar are both natural disinfectants and will blast away gunk, food, mold, germs, and residue in your drain.

I absolutely LOVE this recipe. When I was in college, I lived in a house with four girls. We all had long hair, did our make-up over the sink, and brushed our teeth a lot. I can’t even tell you how much got stuck in our bathroom drain. I took a video of myself unclogging the drain with my wonderful combination of baking soda and vinegar and I was going to post it on here, but it’s actually one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. The reaction of the baking soda and vinegar made my sink vomit up all the gunk. But I cannot tell you how CLEAN it became. All the gunk, mold, hair, and make-up came up out of the drain. I have never seen any Drain Cleaner work this well! And I didn’t use any chemicals! I would HIGHLY suggest doing this. It’s cheap, easy, and completely purifies.

Has anyone else tried this? What do you think!?

Enjoy living a frugal, chemical-free life!