Friday, February 8, 2013

Say Yes to "Poo" by You

Well, I've read the blogs and seen the pictures of the no poo method.  I'll keep my comments to myself.

I work in a professional environment and I'm not even willing to try no poo or plain water.

AND I'm not going to spend like $8 for 'natural' shampoo at Earth fare or Whole Foods.

So here's 'my' shampoo recipe.  I start with a real 'natural' shampoo and add other ingredients to it to make the one bottle last longer and thus be more economical.

So far one bottle has lasted me over several months.

I found a shampoo on sale at

It's "Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo".

Here's the description....

Avalon Organics Thickening Shampoo Biotin B Complex Therapy Description

  • Fortified with Biotin, Saw Palmetto, Wheat Protein and vitamin E for an energized scalp and thicker, fuller hair.

  • Helps build body in fine, thinning hair.
  • Stimulates scalp to encourage hair growth.
  • Cleans and nourishes hair from follicle through entire shaft
  • Strengthens hair strands
  • Boosts volume so hair feels thicker and softer
  • pH Balanced.

Free Of
Parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate and animal testing.


Here are my ingredients for 'my poo':

A used shampoo container (or other container) (rinsed out really well)
A "Natural" shampoo as the base
Aloe Vera Gel
Filtered water
Jojoba Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Witch Hazel

Now- I haven't measured the ingredients.  I guess at it.  I will probably leave out the tea tree oil next time.  I think it may be too drying for my hair.

I squirt some shampoo in the bottle.  I usually fill it about 1/4 full of the shampoo.

I had a large squirt of Aloe Vera gel to add volume. 

I add about 1/8 tsp of the jojoba oil.  

A few drops of Lavender Essential Oil (that's my favorite - add your favorite smell)

A quick squirt of the witch hazel.

I fill the rest of the bottle with filtered water.

(I forgot to put the essential oils in the picture.)

That's it.

Real easy.  Inexpensive.  These same ingredients have lasted for numerous months.

If "no poo" hasn't worked for you- do "Poo by You"! :)

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