Cleansing herbs in conditioner?

Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Registered Users Posts: 457
Has any one used cleansing herbs like shikakai in their co-wash conditioner. Would it work similar to baking soda? I'm about to try this to see how it works out of sheer curiosity. I think the condish even a cheapie like Vo5 would make the herb much easier to spread and wash with.
3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
DT- Still working on that
Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane

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  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Registered Users Posts: 3,861 Curl Neophyte
    I have done amla treatments with watery conditioner to help the amla rinse out better. I think the conditioner hampers the amla's benefits, so I've gone back to using water or tea for mixing amla treatments.

    Not sure how it would work with shikakai though..
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    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • Melanie_LinnMelanie_Linn Registered Users Posts: 457
    It gave pretty good results. My hair is shiney,defined if with a bit more frizz. But my scalp feels nice and tidy. I think the frizz is because I ran out of my favorite leave in, and I didn't put as much gel in because of that. I think I'll use more Shikakai next time. I'm thinking of using it to wash my scalp once a week. Twice a month if I can find a soap or shampoo I like washing with. I'll keep my mid week wash a co-wash though. :wink:
    3c/4aMCiii normal/low porosity med elasticty

    Shampoo- JC Hydrating Invigorating poo, Alaffia Shea & Virgin Coconut Enriching Shampoo, CV poo bars
    Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
    Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
    DT- Still working on that
    Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
    Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

    I don't know how well I'll keep it up, my blog The Lions Mane
  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    Glad it worked for you. I was just thinking it would probably work like a 2 in 1.

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