It is a surprisingly simple recipe for both the Wash and Rinse.
Wash: One cup of water + one tablespoon of baking soda. Shake well until dissolved.
Rinse: One cup of water + one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Shake.
I found these squeezable plastic travel bottles at the dollar store. I have an aversion to plastic (more chemicals) but figured glass bottles in the shower may not go over too well. Also, I wanted the squeeze factor that a plastic bottle allows.
To identify the two solutions I simply wrote on the bottles with a Sharpie permanent marker. So far the ink is holding up well in the shower. And I figure that if it does at some point wash off, I can always rewrite the words.
I have used these concoctions twice now. The first time, earlier this week, I was pleasantly surprised by the softness of my hair. I allowed my hair to air dry, which I rarely do as a rule because I get the frizzies. However, after using my new Wash + Rinse my hair did not frizz up while drying. Score!
The second time I used my new Wash + Rinse was this morning. This time, I blow-dried and flat-ironed my hair as per usual and found a different result. My hair did not respond to the fussing like it usually does. It seemed to not have the same gloss or the same texture as I am used to. I guess it is true that whatever they are putting into our hair care products is leaving a heavy coating of something. Is this good? Bad? Not sure yet.
I have read that you have to give this "no shampoo" thing some time. It takes a while for your hair to readjust and for your natural oils to regulate. But then I am told it is all worth it.
I guess I will see...