Pure Castile Soap Shampoo - 100% Olive Oil

mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
Got a sample of this shampoo today

http://www.17thcenturysuds.com/index.html

has olive oil, jojoba, and sodium hydroxide (lye)

was wondering what people think of it for washing hair - curious if I should still dilute it..... since it doesn't have additives/is not dr bonner's

the woman who makes it was very nice but not so helpful w- hair routines..... she says you don't need conditioner w- this this soap b/c it's not drying and doesn't strip hair....... i don't think she takes into account that her hair is straight

any thoughts, suggestions?
4a/4b tiny penspring curls
Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

hair growth journey
http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/

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  • ConcernedCoilsConcernedCoils Posts: 106Registered Users
    Conditioner and moisturizer aren't necessarily the same thing, although a good moisturizer should also have strong conditioning properties to make it worth the buy...

    With shampoo it's always a good idea to dilute them slightly before use (just the portion you plan on using) but, you can try it both ways to see how it feels on your hair. If you think the diluted form is not rich enough, then try it undiluted and see how you like it.

    I think people with normal to oily hair may not always need to use condityioner, but anyone with dry or a normal to dry hair range does regardless of whether the hair is straight or not, if it is dry, then a moisturizing product is called for.

    It sounds like a nice product with so few ingredients, it's definitely a keeper.
    products:
    co-washing with any Aubrey Organics product
    Olive Oil +/under leave-in for super soft hair!
    Whipped Karite/Shea or Avocado butter leave-in
    Also lots of water, pilates and meditation
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    concerned

    thx so much for all of your tips and suggestions.....

    i haven't tried the shampoo yet... but hopefully will get a chance by next week sometime......

    btw how would you define a conditioner..... i.e. what properties should one definitely have (besides moisturizing)
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/
  • lalapixielalapixie Posts: 242Registered Users
    i use dr. bronners castile soap for my shampoo and while it doesnt leave my hair dry and it makes it soft, i still wouldnt go without conditioner or moisturizer afterwards, the only shampoo i could ever do that with was creme of nature but it coated my hair too much
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    lalapixie wrote:
    i use dr. bronners castile soap for my shampoo and while it doesnt leave my hair dry and it makes it soft, i still wouldnt go without conditioner or moisturizer afterwards, the only shampoo i could ever do that with was creme of nature but it coated my hair too much

    this one is supposed to be very different from dr bronners - i don't think i'd try that one bc my skin is so sensitive and it's supposed to be very caustic

    i think i need to plan on having some conditioner around to try this shampoo - perhaps a conditioner AND a leave-in? althouugh I rarely do that
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    just wanted to update that i have used this shampoo a few times now.... always very diluted..... and it is DEFINITELY a HG..... it's not drying..... it cleanses without being stripping

    the only time it won't do well is with tons of heavy stuff but then maybe i should have used it full strength that time

    i feel that using this, alog with my medicated shampoo (which i hardly use anymore) i don't need any other shampoo..... in august i was rotating several..... now i shampoo only every 2-3 weeks....
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/
  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    Conditioner and moisturizer aren't necessarily the same thing, although a good moisturizer should also have strong conditioning properties to make it worth the buy...

    With shampoo it's always a good idea to dilute them slightly before use (just the portion you plan on using) but, you can try it both ways to see how it feels on your hair. If you think the diluted form is not rich enough, then try it undiluted and see how you like it.

    I think people with normal to oily hair may not always need to use condityioner, but anyone with dry or a normal to dry hair range does regardless of whether the hair is straight or not, if it is dry, then a moisturizing product is called for.

    It sounds like a nice product with so few ingredients, it's definitely a keeper.

    thanks for your advice - was great!
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/
  • blackhoney112blackhoney112 Posts: 126Registered Users
    I have noticed that just washing my hands with Dr. bronners baby soap my hands were very, very dry but squeaky clean. I now use it to clean my hair tools so I would not recomend washing your hair with castille soap. HTH :)
    3c/4a
    Transitioning
    Following C&G method
    Fav products: Kenra MC, Misskey 10en1, VO5 moisturemilks, ACV rinses, Rhassoul clay & WGO
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