Commercial liquid shampoos and conditioners often contain synthetic silicones and silica that coat your hair, to make it "feel" nice, but leave a residue in your hair. Synthetic silicones are derived from polymers which are soft, plastic, gel-like substances that are hard to remove from your hair and scalp. Styling products can add to residue build up. The detergent shampoos with loads of SLS are very good at stripping EVERYTHING (even those natural oils we want) and ridding your hair of residue.
Our shampoo bars, very gentle cleansers, do not strip hair in the same way as detergent based shampoos and as a result may not thoroughly clean the residue from your hair.
Clarifying your hair is a way to remove the build-ups some products leave on your hair which can make your hair dull and lifeless.
Regular household baking soda (sodium Bicarbonate) is an easy clarifier to use. Baking soda naturally lifts grease and product residue from your hair.
Great for swimmers to remove chlorine from hair!
Simple Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 - 2 cups warm water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle or cup. Wet hair and spray or pour the rinse on your hair and work it through. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo with your regular shampoo
Helps rid your scalp of excess oil, build up even dry scalp flakes.
Baking Soda Scalp Clarifying Rinse
- 2 table spoons of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of water
Mix into a gritty paste. Massage the paste into your scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Follow it by using a gentle shampoo.
Please visit our Essential Oils for Hair Care page for information on using essential oils for your hair
Baking Soda and Essential Oil Clarifying Rinse
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 drops of essential oil
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle or cup. Wet hair and massage into scalp and hair roots. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.