If you’re looking for a natural hair care recipe, this shampoo made with organic soap nuts fits the bill.
If you’ve never heard of soap nuts, you’re in for a treat. Soap nuts are actually berries that contain saponin, a natural agent that works as a cleanser. They are particularly popular for making homemade laundry detergent as it breaks the surface and penetrates the fibers of clothing causing it to lift stains from the fabric.
Unlike conventional detergents that have artificial and often toxic foaming agents, soap nuts do not produce a lot of foam. But in reality, foam is not an indicator of the soap’s cleaning power and rest assured, soap nuts are actually a better choice for cleaning products. Feel confident using soap nuts to wash your clothes….or your hair.
I’m excited to be sharing this easy shampoo recipe over at Simple Pure Beauty. Click HERE to read the rest of the post and find the instructions.
That’s right – soap nuts are also a great alternative to commercial shampoo. I view this as a stepping stone before going completely no poo (washing hair with a gentle alternative to shampoo such as baking soda and apple cider vinegar).