I came across the concept on a blog called "Uniquely Normal Mom" about a year ago and apart from a few trips away, when I didn't take my concoctions with me, I haven't shampooed my hair since!
I found with such long hair that methods of dry shampooing with bi-carb didn't work for me and although my home made soap did a good job, it did too good of a job, really, and stripped my hair of any grease or dirt entirely and left it frizzy and very dry. Christine's rosemary rinse helped a lot but I really needed something slightly gentler than my homemade soap for my shampoo.
Then it dawned on me, the bi-card is messy as a powder to get into my hair... what if it were a liquid?
Here's what I did...
I always use plastic in the shower just to be on the safe side. Its not elegant and I'm sure there are more attractive containers in the world but for the time being, this will do!
I tend to go through one of these containers every 2-3 weeks but since they are about 90% (shampoo) and about 80% (Conditioner) water, its not like I'm wasting expensive ingredients or anything! They both take moments to make up and cost next to nothing - my kinda cosmetics!
Green-ness: 5/5 for using natural products to clean myself!
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for using things I already have in the house
Time cost: 1 minute for the shampoo and slightly longer for the conditioner to steep the rosemary.
Skill level: Stirring, mixing, shaking!
Fun-ness: Great fun to have shiny bouncy hair!