Sustainability is important to me but lifestyle changes are never easy. To adopt new habits I have found that a strict 2 month 'cold turkey' period followed by a more realistic lifestyle adjustment works best. This year I decided to try my hand at DIY shampoo, body wash and conditioner with products I already use at home. My hope is to use a Castile soap for most things (hands, body, hair, dishes) and just refill it from the bulk soap at the grocery store. This would drastically minimize my container waste!
As great as it sounds, it's not necessarily easy and I was worried to commit to two months of potentially destroying my hair and skin. The last time I tried to use Castile soap as shampoo it just turned my hair into a tangle gnarled mess. This time I used a coconut milk recipe and apple cider vinegar rinse. After three weeks I'm still going strong! It's an adjustment but I think I can do this! If you're curious about my regimem please let me know, I'd be happy to do a longer post on the subject.