Psssst........I haven't shampooed or conditioned my hair and guess what? No one would ever guess it, not even the person who cuts my hair every 3-6 months. It initially started out as an exercise in frugality. Shampoo and conditioner are expensive and doubly so if you've got alot of hair. The detergents also made my hair oily. I read about the idea of going shampoo free on a frugality blog and then did some research on this blog.
Apple cider vinegar and baking soda are inexpensive alternative hair care. Additionally the site talks about essential oils or herbs but they aren't necessary. Plain ol water and apple cider vinegar does the trick once you get past the excess oil.
Double bonus: All those chemicals I used to dump in my hair are no longer going down the drain.
My next experiment is creating my own insect repellants. I'm already getting bit by bugs and it ain't even June.
Random shoutout to American company Corelle: My four piece setting I bought for $25 bucks over a year ago is going strong and I KNOW that it is lead free. Let's hear it for your durable products and the fact you haven't shipped your operations overseas.