Saturate your scalp and hair from roots to ends with any quality oil (coconut, sesame, olive, avocado, nuts & seeds, jojoba, argan). Leave oil in for 10-30 minutes before washing, or apply the night before washing and cover your head or pillowcase before sleeping. Do this as often as you need, depending on your hair type and how often you wash your hair.
To wash your hair dilute 1 tbsp. of baking soda in one cup of water on the spot in the shower or have it stored already diluted with essential oil if preferred. Do the same with 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water to condition your hair and receive ACV hair benefits. Leave the ACV in for 2-3 minutes before rinsing out. If you don’t like the smell of it, add a drop or two of essential oil.
If you are accustomed to using commercial hair products, you will experience a shift when transitioning to oil, baking soda and ACV. Keep at it! Your hair will come out thicker and stronger, your skin (and all bodily systems) won’t have to deal with the toxic chemicals from your commercial shampoo and conditioner, and the world won’t have to endure more plastic bottles.
If your hair doesn’t accept the baking soda/ACV combination, there are plenty of other DIY recipes out there with more ingredients than this ultimate-minimalist list. Oil, baking soda and ACV for hair care, either way, depending on your hair and scalp, can come in handy for spare use or in addition to your other natural hair care solutions.
Learn more about the essential ingredients that are best for these practices, the reasons why for the ways of the DIY Holistic-Minimalist, and keep in touch in the Holistic Liberation Facebook group. What holistic hair care measures work best for you?