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New Cleansing Routine

So last week, I detailed my new detangling/deep conditioning routine. I also changed my cleansing routine. As you know, I follow the Curly Girl Method and I don’t use shampoo on my hair. I have not used shampoo since my first month post BC. For awhile I was using conditioner as my cleanser and I just wasn’t thrilled with my product of choice – Nothin But Co-Wash by Soft N’ Free. I started looking for a non-shampoo option for cleansing my scalp.

I got this routine from the same person that I got my new detangling routine from, LovelyAnneka on YouTube. She uses a mixture of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castille Soap, Apple Cidar Vinegar, Olive Oil and Water to cleanse.

For my personal use, I’ve figured out the measurements that work for my length.

2 TBSP – Peppermint Castille Soap
1 TBSP – Apple Cider Vinegar
1 TSP – Oil of choice (I use Jojoba)
1 Cup – Water

After I detangle, and clip the four sections, hop in the shower and then follow these cleansing steps:


  1. I rinse the conditioner while my hair is still in the clips
  2. I start in the back and work one section at a time
  3. I spray my cleansing mixture on the section and make sure it’s saturated
  4. Using my fingers, I cleanse my scalp in a circular motion
  5. I follow up with a quick detangle again (since my hair is curly/coily, it gets intertwined easily)
  6. Re-clip the section and repeat on the next one
  7. Once all four sections are complete, I rinse the four sections again
Once I get out of the shower, I immediately add my leave-in and plenty of it!! I will either twist my hair  and cover with a plastic cap under my satin bonnet or style as desired if I have somewhere to go. I hope this is helpful!!