A comment was left in the Herbal Hair Rinse article about the use of soap nuts as a natural cleansing agent. The reader stated that women on LongHairCommunity are using it to cleanse and thicken, and you know when I read the latter, I had to do a bit of research 😉

What is a soap nut? (’cause I had no earthly idea): Soap Nuts are the fruit of the sapindus mukorossi tree. They grow in countries with warmer, tropical climates such as India and Nepal. They were the laundry cleaning agent of choice prior to the chemical ones we use today.

Where can you buy them?
http://www.organicsoapnuts.net/order.html
http://www.buysoapnuts.com/store.html#anchor_116

How do I use it?: The instructions found in the link below were the best I came across.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=95

Benefits of use:

  • Body
  • Shine
  • Gentle, effective cleansing
  • Did I mention, BODY!

So what do you think, is it worth a shot?

Later Gators,
Nik