Let me introduce you to my new shampoo.
Yup, it's an aloe vera plant!
I read about using aloe vera as shampoo on the internet (I think in this excellent blog post about natural no 'poo alternatives) and decided to give it a try.
It's the easiest thing in the world, just snap off a leaf, wet your hair in the shower, squeeze the gel out of the leaf, and massage it into your scalp. I try to leave it for a few moments before rinsing it out.
Using the aloe vera leaves my hair soft and shiny and it seems to help hold the curl in my hair too (I've read about using aloe vera as a natural hair gel, so that makes sense!).
You can read more about my adventures in low 'poo and no 'poo here.
(FYI - low 'poo means using less shampoo, and it's less extreme version of going no 'poo, which means using no shampoo. I've worked my way up to no 'poo over the last year or so, I haven't used my sls free shampoo bar for a couple of months, and mostly I wash with water only, sometimes with aloe vera, or apple cider vinegar)
Would you ever stop using shampoo and start washing your hair with leaves?