Washing nuts have been in my home for quite some time, but I have only been using them in hair care for some time. Previously, they mainly served as dishwasher tablets or for washing clothes. Organic cleaning is my passion, since I moved from my family home, I started to consciously approach not only what I eat, but also what I buy. In this post you will find a recipe for an effective and cheap shampoo with nut nuts.
Minimalism and ecological approach to life
For cleaning, I use only organic and harmless to cleaning products, and since I went on a vegetarian diet - I also pay attention to what I eat. Awareness also affected cosmetics. I eliminated many products (especially cosmetics from SLS) and went for natural care. The next step will be the elimination of unnatural coloring and looking for health-friendly substitutes for mascara or eye shadows. Fortunately, the market is not so poor anymore, so I will definitely find something. The problem will probably only be with the foundation, because my BB Dr G cream is reliable.
Why washing nuts as shampoo?
I came across the idea of using shampoo from washing nuts some time ago, but I never had the courage to test them. My scalp is allergic and is often irritated by even very delicate products. However, the day came when my beloved oatmeal shampoo Sylveco ended and I had to manage somehow. I will just mention that it was a Sunday evening and no store where I could buy my shampoo was no longer open. I remembered washing nuts and even thought it was the perfect time to test them.
I found a simple recipe for decoction of washing nuts, which you can use as a shampoo from washing nuts - 8 to 10, boil the washing nuts in two glasses of water (500 ml) for 10 minutes. The recipe is very simple, so I started cooking. What surprised me and disturbed me was the fact that it was nothing like the shampoo I am used to - thick and foaming at least a bit.
With amla on my hair (and quite a large amount) I had to risk it. I won't go out with oil on my head. To my surprise, I was able to wash the oil from the amla, and in addition, the hair after washing was very soft and fluffy (I did not want to achieve this effect, but let's stay silent).
After this event, shampoo, or rather a decoction of washing nuts, came to me for good. My curls liked him a lot, but not only because my wallet too. A kilogram of washing nuts cost about 30-40 PLN. with the package. Of which 500 ml decoction for hair we make from 8-10 shells. This decoction is enough for about 4 use. In fact, we only need 2 glasses of water and an empty shampoo bottle to enjoy cheap and natural hair shampoo.