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Shampoos.

Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 08:49:50 +0200
Sender: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants discussion list <HERB.TREARN.BITNET>
From: Daniel Wong <Daniel.Wong.PING.BE>
Subject: shampoo help

What is a good substitue for the OLD formula of the well known baby shampoo or even the OLD green Prell shampoo? Becuse of their PH they were very effective with greasy hair, but in an effort to "improve" these formulas they have added all sorts of conditioners that grease up the hair and add allergens like balsam and perfume and junk. The more it promises to leave hair "soft and silky" the more crappy residue it leaves behind. Anybody have a recipe for a good old no residue shampoo? This is particularly a problem for blondes with sensitive skin and oily hair. I live in a remote area where all shampoos are greasy.

Bonnie Wong


From: "Mary W. Hill" <mhill.COMP.UARK.EDU>

> What is a good substitue for the OLD formula of the well known baby shampoo or even the OLD green Prell shampoo?

A very simple way of cutting excess "grease" or oil on your hair is to follow your normal shampoo with a vinegar and water rinse.


From: Alethea Raspa <alethea.COUGAR.MULTILINE.COM.AU>

> What is a good substitue for the OLD formula of the well known baby shampoo or even the OLD green Prell shampoo?

Hi Bonnie,

I've had great success when seriously strapped for cash, by using pure toilet soap. Wash as usual using the soap, then rinse with water which has a little vinegar in it. Conditioned with a beaten egg if necessary.

However if you are not quite so desparate, try 2 teaspoons liquid coconut oil plus 1 teaspoon glycerine as the shampoo base, then add infusions of lemon juice and Chamomile for light hair or Rosemary and Sage for dark hair. If you have problems with the scalp, depending on what it is, try infusions of either Nettle, Yarrow, Parsley or Lemon Verbena. Use the herb infusions as rinses after washing your hair too, leaving them on for about half an hour before rinsing out.

I have used this technique on my hair, which is very fine and very long. It comes up looking quite golden depending on how long I leave the herb infusion soaking in before I finish rinsing it out. But it is a good excuse to spend the whole evening in with a decent book/movie/tv programme ;-)



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