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How to Wash Hair With Castile Soap

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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.

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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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