Dr. Bronner's Certified Organic Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse Citrus -- 8 fl oz
For use when using Dr. B's soap as shampoo!
This product is specifically formulated to regulate the pH of your hair and scalp after using Dr. Bronner's Castile soap as a shampoo. Everyone's hair & scalp is different, and it does take some experimenting to figure out the right concentration to mix for your own needs. When you use it, use just enough to saturate your hair, and massage in until hair feels smoother and/or softer. I don't suggest shampooing every day if you use this method, and Dr. B's soap doesn't work well as a shampoo if you have hard water because it won't lather.
Also, be warned that if you are switching from "commercial" shampoo & conditioner to ANY natural method, there will be a period of adjustment as your hair & scalp are freed from the buildup of "stuff" that has accumulated in your hair, and your scalp starts producing normal amounts of natural oil. It may seem greasy, or even like you just got out of the ocean, and have that beach-hair texture. You may find yourself shedding a ton of hair as well, and a lot of people notice a waxy buildup on their brushes/combs while transitioning. Your scalp may also become dry as it adjusts to producing its' own oil again. From what I have read and experienced, this is all normal. The shedding of hair is actually damaged, dry, or otherwise unhealthy hair being cast off to make room for the new. The waxy buildup on the comb? That's the gunk that "drugstore" shampoos & conditioners have left on your hair and under the cuticles of your strands of hair!
Hang in there, and stick with it! Once your scalp and hair adjust, and fresh, healthy, non-gunked-up hair grow in, it is WELL worth the effort! I'm a natural redhead, and my hair hasn't looked this shiny & vibrant since I was in high school! It's also super soft and has more volume than it used to, even when using commercial "volumizing" products.
Note: DO NOT USE CASTILE SOAP AS A SHAMPOO IF YOU DYE YOUR HAIR WITH COMMERCIAL DYES (HOME OR SALON)! IT WILL STRIP OUT THE DYE THAT LIES UNDER THE HAIR CUTICLES!
September 25, 2013
You only need like half as much as the label says though.
June 20, 2013
This is o.k.
This product has the consistency of water. It makes my hair feel good but the bottle is smaller and you have to pour it onto your hair. I would not buy this again because I use other Dr. Bronner products that I like better than this one. It may work better for someone else but it just did not give me enough uses for the money I spent on it.
May 26, 2013
Very surprised by this!
Although I had to stop using the Castille soap as Shampoo, I will continue to use this as a Rinse once a week. I was quite surprised how it actually conditioned my hair (the texture is very odd and you would think it wouldn't). The smell is very 'organic' citrusy, but tolerable. I would MUCH rather it be lavendar, but it is what it is :-)
April 1, 2013
USDA , good product
it seams good, i didn't use it now.
February 13, 2013