The quick answer is, YES! Castile soap is a great alternative to chemical-laden traditional shampoos. Castile soap is a gentle, biodegradable, non-toxic vegetable soap derived from Olive Oil, lye and water it’s a perfect base 4 DIY hair and skin care needs.
Tips and Tricks:
- To balance out the pH level in Castel soap, rinse the hair with an apple cider vinegar and water mix after washing. Be sure to wash and use the apple cider vinegar mix into separate steps. Never mix your Castile soap with your apple cider vinegar or you could end up with a big mess in your hair.
- Castile soap is very potent! Always mix it with water before applying it to your hair. I like to add about 1 teaspoon of Castile soap with 3 cups of filtered water.
- Like most soaps, Castile soap’s pH level can cause the hair cuticle to open thereby releasing hair dye from color treated hair. If you want to maintain the longevity of your freshly dyed hair, Castile soap may not be for you.
- Castile soap isn’t for everyone. Some people love it others hate it. I highly suggest diluting your Castile soap concoction with varying levels of soap to water ratios to find out what works best for your hair. Experiment. Have fun. Remember, you can always go back to using your favorite sulfate-free shampoo.
EASY DIY CASTILE SHAMPOO RECIPE
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