Let's just say my hair and I have been through a lot (life changes, pollution, bleaching, sun damage—the list goes on and on). After years of this mistreatment, coupled with thoughtless maintenance using chemical-filled store-bought shampoos, I decided to feed my hair some real nourishment in the hopes of giving it new life.
The hunt was on for an all-natural shampoo I could make at home—a fuss-free, gentle, moisturizing cleanser that would reliably keep my hair looking and feeling healthy. I scoured natural beauty websites to find simple recipes (anything overly complicated, and I wouldn't be able to keep up the homemade habit). I looked for options that used readily available ingredients that are known to promote hair health, like eggs, avocado, baking soda, and of course, apple cider vinegar, already high on my list of all-purpose miracle solutions (check out these 6 impressive things apple cider vinegar can do). Over several weeks, I tested out four homemade shampoos—here's what worked best.
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