Monday, October 13, 2008

Hair Care

On Saturday morning I stopped at the local organic store and picked up a bar of Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Bar Soap. I'd read about the all-one bar soap that can be used for body and hair on various green blogs. My cheap and full-of-Bad Things shampoo and conditioner had been driving me batty lately, so I was ready to pursue other options. I decided to look into a vinegar hair rinse too in hopes that it would strip my hair of all the nastiness from the cheap-o crap I'd been using. I can report that both the soap and the vinegar rinse were a complete success. It was neat to use one bar of soap to wash, shave, and shampoo with. And I couldn't believe how great my hair felt after the vinegar rinse. I'll definitely be doing it again!

5 comments:

Momma Val said...

Ooh, that sounds really nice. I have used Dr Bronners liquid soap before but not the bar. The liquid was very harsh on my skin and hair so I'm excited to try the bar. I'll have to make a trip to our brand spanking new Whole Foods and see if they have the soap. Never knew about the vinegar for hair, sounds interesting, I'll have to try it some time.

Electronic Goose said...

Thanks for this review--I've been wanting to try it, too, and trust your recommendation.

BerryBird said...

I followed your link to the Dr.Bronner's site and saw they cap their executive's salaries at five times the lowest paid employee's salary. That is awesome!

I normally use both a shampoo and conditioner, and the vinegar link suggested it for use once or twice a week. Do you find you don't need a daily conditioner w/the bar soap?

Nadine said...

The Dr. Bronner's website does warn somewhere that their soaps can leave hair tangly, so I'm not sure you'd want to go w/o conditioner. I'm also not sure you couldn't use the vinegar daily?

You could wait and I could update you after I've used both some more...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Back in the olden days, when I was a kid, LEMON JUICE and vinegar were what we used to rinse our hair. The only thing we used. I don't know how it would be daily, because we didn't wash our hair daily back then. Usually once a week. Sometimes twice. The lemon juice made it smell great but was more expensive than vinegar.