Dr. Bronner's Certified Organic Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse Citrus -- 8 fl oz
Natural Curls -- LOVE IT!
I was a bit skeptical about a conditioning rinse... My hair and curls can be a handful. I wanted to switch to something natural and not too expensive. This has been AMAZING! It detangles wonderfully and makes my hair soft and bouncy. I will most definitely re-order!
May 9, 2014
the only non-toxic conditioner rinse I've found
and it's organic and economical--I find it easy to mix in plastic cup with hot water in advance of shower, and I find the citrus smell tolerable and not long-lasting afterward
May 4, 2014
It works well with their castile soap to get hair nicer but has to be diluted before use and needs to be very well rinced. Can make you sting (eyes, skin). I don't recommend for kids.
January 6, 2014
Love the fragrance
This product smells like you are squeezing a fresh orange on your hair. I like it.
December 26, 2013
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