As I wrote earlier this week, regular hair care products can be extremely hazardous to your health. I provided an all-natural shampoo and conditioning alternative that works great and is probably cheaper than anything you can buy in the store. However, it takes Mama guts to transition from store-bought care products to homemade. There is an easy solution that is no compromise: a liquid shampoo or shampoo bar from NaturOli! (I am an affiliate of their store and was given some samples to try: I am so glad I had the opportunity to do so and I’ll tell you why…)
NaturOli Soap Nut Shampoo EXTREME Hair
I love my baking soda cleanser…but I had forgotten how good shampoo feels and how fast it is to use! This trial-size bottle has lasted me for over two weeks. My stepdaughter tried it and loved it. One of the first things we noticed was how well it lathers; a little goes a long way!
The second thing we noticed is that it does a great job of cleaning and softening hair, so that we didn’t need to use conditioner. I noticed a little static, but that was remedied quickly with my ACV conditioning spray. My hair was very soft and easy to brush.
This shampoo is one of the safest ones to buy, rated at a risk factor of “1” by the Environmental Work Group (the chief concerns being the use of Guar Gum, Citric Acid, and Aloe Vera Gel…pretty tame, wouldn’t you agree?).
This trial size (2 oz.) is perfect for camping and travel: it costs $5.60. Or, you can buy the regular size shampoo bottle (16oz) for $19.95. That sounds expensive, but it does last a long time AND you really don’t need to buy any conditioner ($AVING$).
Next time I get soap nuts for my laundry, I’ll think I’ll get some shampoo, especially if we travel to see family at Christmastime (I have yet to try lugging around my baking soda cleanser bottle…I think this shampoo will work a lot better for us, don’t you agree? 😉 ) This would make a VERY thoughtful and unique gift if you’re trying to impress a health- or earth-conscious loved one in the upcoming festive Season!
NaturOli Soap Nuts Shampoo Bar – Saponin Secret
This is the most surprising product of all, I think. Not only is it very economical (you produce as much lather as is needed to wash your hair from the bar) and compact (no bottles; this should pose no problem through security check points!), but it works just as well as liquid shampoo. The crazy thing? It worked wonders not only on our hair, but on our dog’s coat too!
Our dog Zeus gets a terrible allergic reaction to Ragweed in Michigan each September. It is especially bad after a heavy rain. All his skin turns bright red, gets swollen, and he has usually licked himself raw by October. Gross. However, we used the shampoo bar on him and he instantly felt, looked and smelled MUCH better. He was obviously relieved. Whether you use this on yourself, your kids (they can have fun making the lather too!) or your DOG, you will be doing your skin, budget, and environment a huge favor!
The Shampoo Bar costs $5.75, and there is a citrus version I haven’t tried but has a low-risk rating by the EWG (there is no rating available for the regular shampoo bar, but I imagine it is fairly close). This would make a great stocking stuffer and conversation starter! Make sure you pick some up for your loved ones (bipedal and quadrupedal) today!
Helping of Hope: you don’t have to put cancer-causing materials on your precious skin just to look and smell good! Buying all-natural personal care products like these can help save your immune system without breaking your piggy bank!
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