Confusing title, right? But that’s what people are calling it when you go “shampoo free”.
Instead, you use a shampoo bar, specifically designed not to strip hair the way commercial shampoos do. It’s all natural, and you don’t usually need conditioner since your hair’s natural oils balance things out.
I’ve read rave reviews about this process, and almost decided to make my own using baking soda, apple cider vinegar (separate rinses, of course!), combined with things like coconut oil and calendula cream. Turns out, buying all the ingredients costs way more than just buying a bar of the soap at Central Market, so I’m gonna try it before I go through all the trouble of making my own. Apparently, it can take up to a week for hair to get used to things (aka, stop making more oil than needed since it won’t be getting stripped by harsh shampoos), so…fingers crossed. We’ll see when the week is up! Hey, anything’s worth a shot!