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My wife might be a great candidate for removing shampoo and detergents from her regimen, except that she says that her head itches 3 days after shampooing.  Are there any recommended alternatives that she might want to try?
 
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Go with baking soda wash 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water. Follow up with 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water for conditioning. Works great.
 
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Here is an article by Wellness Mama.  She says baking soda is the wrong PH and is abrasive.  The second link is her recipe using  brewed herbal tea or water , apple cider vinegar,  bentonite clay or redmond clay and     essential oil of choice (optional-  Lavender and Rosemary for hair growth)

https://wellnessmama.com/147654/no-poo-problem/


https://wellnessmama.com/9321/detox-your-hair/
 
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Baking soda used as shampoo made my body itch from dryness. I have switched to rye flour. Mix it with just enough water and rub into hair. Rinse a lot but expect flakes of rye for a day. I try to keep them off my skin or i itch.
 
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Whichever you use (baking soda/vinegar being the most common), commit to a month before trying something else. Her hair will go through a transition. Like a little greasy at first before things get balanced out. Without that commitment its almost a guaranteed fail.
 
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wayne fajkus wrote:Whichever you use (baking soda/vinegar being the most common), commit to a month before trying something else. Her hair will go through a transition. Like a little greasy at first before things get balanced out. Without that commitment its almost a guaranteed fail.



That's  the case here....I'm going on more than three years and couldn't be happier.  I generally just rinse with water in the shower and occasionally use baking soda dissolved in hot water (maybe a couple tablespoons to a quart of water) I wet my hair, pour on the mix and scrub with my fingers, then rinse well.  I tried the vinegar rinse early on but didn't like it and found it unnecessary.
Sometimes I use just a little coconut oil rubbed in before my hair is dry, especially winter dry heat time.


 
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denise ra wrote:Baking soda used as shampoo made my body itch from dryness. I have switched to rye flour. Mix it with just enough water and rub into hair. Rinse a lot but expect flakes of rye for a day. I try to keep them off my skin or i itch.



I've never tried baking soda dry as a 'shampoo'...always dissolved in warm water.  

I do use it dry-ish on a luffa as a body scrub sometimes.
 
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