I have been "shampoo bar blogging", jumping on the bandwagon after bing inspired by Amy at Great Cakes Soapworks for 2 weeks now, and (although I almost gave in a couple of times) remain "conditioner free"! I ended up cutting WAY back on the vinegar in my vinegar/water rinse....I would say it's down to maybe 1 part organic apple cider vinegar to 15 parts water.
I still miss that nasty silicone "slip" -I guess old habits die hard, but I, like Amy, have noticed more softness and shine in my hair -amazing! (especially when you consider that my hair is VERY chemically treatedr, and that what I'm using is just one of my all natural soap bars!)
I am going to be making a natural detangler as soon as I get the ingredients, and if it works I will post the recipe.
Is it worth the effort? I think it is.
Why? Well, the answer to that lies on the backside of my old shampoo & conditioner bottles. You may want to take a peek at the stuff that's in what you currently use -yikes! It has become pretty common knowledge that much of what we but on our skin ends up in our bodies -yikes again!
I certainly don't want to expose my son to all that unnecessary stuff.
Sooo, the bottom line? The shampoo and conditioner marketing folks have done a wonderful job in the past of convincing me that I need their products or I will turn into a straw-headed troll! Evidently they are WRONG (very good at their jobs, but wrong all the same)
I'm an official Natural Shampoo Bar Convert! :D