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How to Wash Hair With Castile Soap

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Marie Mulrooney has written professionally since 2001. A retired personal trainer, former math tutor, avid outdoorswoman and experience traveler, Mulrooney also runs a small side business creating custom crafts. She's published thousands of articles in print and online, helping readers do everything from perfecting their pushups to learning new languages.
How to Wash Hair With Castile Soap
Castile soap can replace your regular shampoo. Photo Credit ViktorCap/iStock/Getty Images

In contemporary terms, Castile refers to any vegetable oil-based soap, although you should to check labels carefully to ensure there are no artificial or petroleum-based additives. The original Castile soap was an olive-oil based soap made in the Castile region of Spain. Fans of Castile soap use it for a variety of purposes beyond washing hands. Because it's a natural, biodegradable product, pure Castile soap is used for cleaning household surfaces, clothes washing, degreasing, washing dishes -- and even as a substitute for shampoo.

Step 1

Wet your hair and scalp thoroughly.

Step 2

Squirt a few drops of castile soap onto your hands. A little bit of pure castile soap goes a long way, so start with this limited quantity; add more as needed, depending on how long and thick your hair is.

Step 3

Rub your hands together briskly to work up a rich lather.

Step 4

Work the lathered castile soap into your hair thoroughly, from scalp to ends.

Step 5

Rinse your hair until the water runs clean.

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