In an effort to use a few chemicals as possible I've been "no 'poo" for several years. BUUUUUT have the dregs of a bottle of shampoo and conditioner in my bathroom for every once and while.
In an effort to work out a hair plan where I don't turn to those products, I tried a White Oak Bark Rinse today:
1 Teaspoon White Oak Bark simmered in 1.5 cups water.
I mixed that about 3:1 with apple cider vinegar. I exfoliated my scalp with a brush in the shower and then worked this rinse in and left it in for about five minutes.
I rinsed it out and air dried my hair and had a Good Hair Day! I think the astringent nature of the oak bark helped get some of the extra oils out of my hair without having to turn to the heavy-duty shampoo! In the past I've used the ACV on its own or with baking soda and based on this one trial run, this works better!
I sipped on Aviva Romm's delightful Nourishment Tea recipe all day today too:
2 parts red raspberry leaf
2 parts nettle
1 part oatstaw
1/2 part alfalfa
1/2 part rose hips
1/4 part red clover
1/4 part spearmint