I rarely regret my decision to avoid shampoo, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t occasionally miss the scent of freshly-washed hair. Hair that smells like nothing can get pretty boring, and without that just shampooed look/feel/scent, I often forget when I last used baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Because of this, I tend use baking soda more frequently than is necessary. This is both wasteful and not so great for my already dry hair.
Amber, my talented hairstylist, often mixes a few drops of peppermint essential oil with the water she uses to spray my hair. I’ve taken note of how awesome it makes my hair smell when she does it, but it didn’t occur to me until very recently that this might be a solution to my problem. When I saw an unused spray bottle in my bathroom cabinet and realized that I also had peppermint oil, I decided to give it a try the next time my hair needed a little freshening up.
It worked so well that I’m kicking myself for not trying it sooner!
Do you have any other tips for making hair smell great without shampoo?
Filed under: hair care, health and beauty, natural products
Tags: essential oil, fresh, hair, peppermint, peppermint oil