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My hair doesn't seem to like the Arizona winter (or summer, for that matter). I know some people are using seakelp mixes for their hair. Does anyone have a recommendation for a seakelp based shampoo that would either moisturize my hair or at least prevent my hair from getting dryer?
Some people have posted 'overnight leave-ins' - I'd really prefer something I could shampoo with and wash out, just for convenience.
Any suggestions appreciated!

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Hi Luciana,
I have dry hair and an oily scalp.  Cruel and unusual punishment for me.
Oh, and I am allergic to the usual surfactants in shampoo...yes, even the organic ones from the health food stores.  Hence, the Soapwort tea. 

This is my Sea Kelp Shampoo that works wonders for me.
50mL Aloe Vera Gel
25mL Sea Kelp Bioferment
enough Soapwort "tea" to fill the bottle you are using

If you like the fax seed gel, you can use that in lieu of the aloe vera gel.

Soapwort tea is made by throwing a handful of dried soapwort into a small pot of boiling water.  Remove from heat; cover; let sit for an hour or two and then strain.

I add a handful of dried Rosemary to the boiling water too because I like it and I think it adds a little extra color to my hair.  If you have blonde hair, add chamomille. 

I usually use 1/4 of the tea per week and keep the remainder in the fridge until the next week.  So, I only make the tea about once a month.

This is not a sudsy, squeaky clean feeling shampoo.  It gets your scalp and hair clean and will not strip needed oils from your scalp and hair.

If you do not have allergies and can use the SA surfactants, that would be even easier for you.  You could just add distilled water to your mix instead of the tea.

I have other shampoo recipes if you are interested.

Love,
Angela

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I made this leave-in treatment for dry hair and it works well for me.  I have a slightly oily scalp with dry hair so it is always a challenge for me to feel really clean and have my hair look healthy.

4 Nettle tea bags steeped in 1 cup of distilled water overnight.
1 Tablespoon Sea Kelp Bioferment
1 Tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
1 Tablespoon Flax Seed Gel
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Lecithin
12 drops Rose Hip Oil
essential oils to your liking

Squeeze out the tea bags and mix everything in the blender.

Store in the fridge in a bottle like the ones used to apply hair color...or ketchup.

Makes curly hair curlier and dry ends soft and shiny. 

Does anyone else make hair products?  What do you make?  How does it work for you?  Let me know. 


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Hi Angela and all:

 

I started making hair products recently.  Your flax seed gel creations inspired me, but I found it to go flat after a few hours.

 

I had a pre-treatment from Burt's Bees that I kind of liked, so I modeled my recent pre-treatment recipe on it.  I think mine is much better than Burt's!  My hair is so shiny and full of body, even on dry, cold days, my hair stays full, healthy, and bouncy.  I have fine, wavy hair that I have colored forever, and it sometimes gets super dry, flat, and lifeless.  I am loving my new concoction.

 

Mix a tablespoon of lecithin with a tablespoon of the oil of your choice.  I used squalene (olive oil).  Mix until it gets buttery. Add more oil, about  another tablespoon, of almond oil until incorporated.  At this point I added about a 1/4 teaspoon of chrysin, which dissolved immediately. Then I added a half teaspoon of amla (the tap water here is awful and I am hoping it might chelate some of the junk),   a teaspoon of sea kelp, and some coconut endosperm for the protein (about a quarter teaspoon).  Finally, I added two teaspoons of glycerin and a teaspoon of jojoba oil.  It was quite thick, so  I added two tablespoons of aloe vera gel.  Everything mixed well together.  I put it in a pump bottle. 

 

I work it in as soon as I get my hair wet in the shower and leave it on as long as I want.  Then I just wash it out with a mild shampoo.  It feels super conditioned after shampooing, so I don't need to condition (I used to go through about two bottles of conditioner to every bottle of shampoo).  No more!  If I apply it to my hair when it's dry and leave it on a long time, it doesn't seem to work any better.

 

I absolutely love the fact that my hair looks healthier than it has in twenty years.  Body, bounce, and shine!


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Hi Marybeth,

 

That sounds perfect for my daughter!  She and her friends hi-lighted each other's hair and it's totally fried.

 

I've bought her several different products, but they weigh her naturally curly hair down and she can't fix the way she likes.  She doesn't like anything oily on her hair as a leave in kind of thing.

 

I recently bought ingredients to make shampoo and conditioners for both of us, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

 

Her long bangs are especially fried and breaking off.  She's been leaving sea kelp and rosehip oil on them at night, washing it out in the morning and it has helped.

 

I'll try a small batch of your mixture and see if she likes it!

 

I'll let you know how it goes.

 

thanks,

 

Kathy

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What suggestions are there for dry, itchy scalps??

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Sea kelp!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by tengenese
Hi Luciana,
I have dry hair and an oily scalp.  Cruel and unusual punishment for me.
Oh, and I am allergic to the usual surfactants in shampoo...yes, even the organic ones from the health food stores.  Hence, the Soapwort tea. 

This is my Sea Kelp Shampoo that works wonders for me.
50mL Aloe Vera Gel
25mL Sea Kelp Bioferment
enough Soapwort "tea" to fill the bottle you are using

If you like the fax seed gel, you can use that in lieu of the aloe vera gel.

Soapwort tea is made by throwing a handful of dried soapwort into a small pot of boiling water.  Remove from heat; cover; let sit for an hour or two and then strain.

I add a handful of dried Rosemary to the boiling water too because I like it and I think it adds a little extra color to my hair.  If you have blonde hair, add chamomille. 

I usually use 1/4 of the tea per week and keep the remainder in the fridge until the next week.  So, I only make the tea about once a month.

This is not a sudsy, squeaky clean feeling shampoo.  It gets your scalp and hair clean and will not strip needed oils from your scalp and hair.

If you do not have allergies and can use the SA surfactants, that would be even easier for you.  You could just add distilled water to your mix instead of the tea.

I have other shampoo recipes if you are interested.

Love,
Angela

Ok angela, so what do you have for crusty scalps due to eczema??? I'm thinking of a base of rosemary boiled in distilled water, sea kelp, rose hip, teatree , hemp and wheat germ oil (can't use any oils with nuts due to allergies) thanks

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