Whether you are managing chronic illnesses or looking to simplify your life from toxins in your everyday hygiene products, the quest for clean products is endless. You can easily lose an entire day poking around the Environmental Working Group website educating yourself on the often scary ingredients in your shampoo and conditioner and hair products and much more.
In the last two months, I decided on the shampoo/conditioner front, to abandon products (even ones that had a lower toxic load) for my own homemade shampoo/conditioner made from ingredients I knew were 100% clean.
The result? My hair is clean, shiny, bouncy, and I smell like a French bakery.
Here's what I did.
Stuff you will need:
- One raw egg yolk (you will need 2-3 for thick or curly hair). We get our eggs from a local farm that practices open pasture, feeds the chickens non-grain seed based diet, and upholds high standards for managing chicken excrement run-off
- 1 tsp Raw Manuka honey
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
In one cup, mix the raw egg yolk and 1 tsp of honey together. (your shampoo!)
In another cup, mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of cold water. (your conditioner!)
In the shower, lather your hair with the egg yolk/honey shampoo, really working it into your roots.
Let it set for a few minutes.
Then you need to turn down the heat of your shower so that you rinse your hair in COLD water. DO NOT USE HOT WATER TO RINSE YOUR HAIR OR YOU WILL SCRAMBLE THE EGGS IN YOUR HAIR.
Then rinse your hair with the apple cider/water mix, and then rinse it out with cold water.
Then quickly turn your shower back to HOT (!!!) so you can warm up!
Proceed as normal to comb, dry, style your hair.
I have been amazed at how healthy my hair is, and how delicious it smells.
Give it a try; let me know how your French Bakery hair experience fared for you.