Do you recall the video I did on the problem of taking care of your hair after apocalypse? In that video I showed that even if you know how to make soap, you won’t be using it. If you missed that earlier post – here is the link see it again.
So I am still on the search for ways of taking care of your hair without using soap. And as I promised, I’ve been experimenting with various homemade shampoos and I have an update for you. Thanks so much to Nancy B. who sent along the links and information for the following recipe, which originated from the folks over at www.longhairloom.com
1 raw egg
1 raw egg yolk
1 teaspoon honey
juice of 1 lemon
Beat the eggs and honey together really, really well (so the lemon doesn’t flock the eggs), and then add the lemon juice. You’ll get a sloppy liquid, which you massage into your wet hair. Let it sit for about five minutes so the lecithin in the eggs can do their work, and then rinse.
Oh, fabulous shine! I mean really fabulous.
I only need to wash my hair about once per week with this method.
Now this recipe still has the fatal flaw in that is uses ingredients that will be much more valuable as food – when you are starving you will much rather eat those eggs than put them on your hair. And those of us with sweet teeth would cringe at the thought of the honey being wasted on beauty.
But while times are good and a teaspoon of honey is no big deal, I have to say that I loved the results.
Most of you heard me confess on Jack Spriko’s podcast that I am intimidated by the shampoo isle in the supermarket – too many choices! That isle is totally overwhelming to me. So while I am still working on the ultimate collapse proof recipe for us to use, this one will at least keep you out of that insane assortment of bottles in the supermarket.
So I am still experimenting, so stay tuned for my next update.
PS: Hey, I’ve been lovin’ the feedback and comments you’ve been posting on the blog. If you’ve got a recipe, or hair story, please post it there. I read every comment and try to respond to every one.
PPS: I am going to try a yucca root recipe here very soon. Waiting for my hair to get dirty again…. ohyeah, and I need to dig up a yucca.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.