My outer shell contains of face/body skin and hair. And yours?:)
Here is more than the simple recipe to clean body/face skin and hair naturally!
Looking for a most simple shampoo formula? Here it is!
After few unsuccessful attempts to create my own naturally-based shampoo or to find absolutely good commercial version, I decided to simplify the task: that should be 1-2 ingredients, not more. How?…you would ask. Simple as that!
First, let me introduce those unsuccessful attempts of finding/creating shampoo:
- commercial shampoo bar
- I have tried two different products. One of them always left grease-white residuals (residuals form the shampoo bar ingredients as I understood) along each individual hair. Another made hair so electrically charged that each of my hair was looking as an autonomously broadcasting antenna, I’m seriously:)
- commercial shampoos for babies
- it seems that shampoos for babies should be less harmful and even safely safe, but after my own independent research, I have find out that that is not a fact in all cases and it is always a challenge to find a good one. You can read what my other post about baby’s shampoos here: Navigation in shampoo’s ocean. Part 1 and Navigation in shampoo’s ocean. Part 2.
- shikakai (Acacia concinna) plant powder
- the plant is native to Asia. One may use it by mixing the powder with water to make slurry and apply to hair. In my experience if any drop of a slurry appears in the eye – it causes redness, itching and discomfort for a day. After the first experience I really refused the idea to repeat the same procedure again. Another thing – it makes hair looking darker. Shikakai powder by itself has a dark brown color. So, one could find it as a good way to tone the hair, or, contrary, to avoid the recipe.
Finally, I found something what makes my hair feel shiny, clean and soft, and the recipe is very simple – mixture of clay powder and water!
For some of us it would be nothing new, but do you know the exact proportion of clay powder and water to make a super good and ready to use Clay hair/face/body cleanser?
Usually, when it comes to powder materials, we hear: “mix it with water to get a right consistency, not runny, not too thick”. Honestly, I have never get the right consistency, it was always too runny or too thick.
So, I decided to measure the exact amount of water needed for clay powder, and the proportion is 1:1! So easy! Just mix exactly 100 g of clay with 100 g (ml) of water.
To note, shikakai powder reacts differently with water than clay. Clay is ready to absorb water and has no strongly irritating effect on skin as shikakai powder has.
|white or blue clay, cosmetic grade||100 g|
|water||100 g (or 100 ml)|
How to make it?
Simply mix clay powder and water by using a whisk
How to apply it?
- Apply it in a shower to wet hair, massage gently from the hair roots through the whole hair long
- If some clay slurry is left, apply it to face and whole body
- Start from hair and apply slowly to whole body
- I use to switch out the water in a shower to complete the procedure, or one could back out a little bit from running water
- Massage whole body slowly and with pleasure, clay cleanser should stay on hair for 5-10 minutes
- Wash it out and enjoy the day!
Photos by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com
- Do not apply Clay slurry on pubic hair, because for females in could cause temporary imbalance of vaginal pH. Naturally, vaginal pH is acidic (ph = 3.8-4.5), while any clay will always be on an alkaline side of the scale (pH > 7), because of the alkaline metals, like magnesium, in its composition.
- I prefer while clay (kaolin) or blue clay, just because of inner good feeling while applying it, it is individual
- Now I use this hair cleanser any time I am not on hurry in the morning (because the whole procedure takes 15-20 minutes), other days I use commercial baby shampoo which I found good for me according to the ingredient list
- Another trick – I prefer white or blue clay, because the walls of my shower cabin are white – even if some dots will left they will be not extremely visible later!
- Do not make this cleanser “in advance”, only make as much as you need for one time right now
- For the Kare style haircut (like on the photo below) + body + face clay mask I need 150 g of clay (and 150 g of water, respectively)
Why She Only Wash Her Hair Once a Week? by FullyRawKristina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vv1KnXDdsA
Some funny thoughts about word building:):
SHAM (a thing that is not what it is purported to be, false) +
POOh (used to express disgust at an unpleasant smell)