With a body in sensitivity overload I have gone on a journey over many years trying to live comfortably with myself. It has cost a lot of money (mostly wasted) and the word most often used to lure me from product to product was "hypo-allergenic".
It turns out the cheapest and the simplest method is the one the works best but it takes a long time to break the conditioning in your head from manufacturers that "the more you pay the better the product" and "something only has worth if it costs".
You know I make my own pure unscented tallow soap.
I like the way it leaves my skin feeling.
I also use it to "shampoo" my hair.
One of these bars costs about 7 cents to make.
For "conditioner" I use a vinegar herb hair rinse.
Vinegar rinses leave the hair clean and close the hair cuticle making it shiny and tangle free. It is also good for the scalp. I use apple cider vinegar at a rate of 1/10 to water.
After shampooing I rinse through with vinegar water from an old shampoo bottle using about 1/4-1/2 a cup.
I leave this in and when the hair is dry there is no smell.
There are herbs that you can easily add for other hair benefits.
The one I am using above is a rosemary hair rinse.
Using about 6-7 pieces of rosemary (about 20cm long....a good handfull!!?) put it in a large jug and pour on about 1 1/2 - 2L of boiling water and when cool (overnight) pluck out the herbs and refrigerate.
I have several saved shampoo bottles that I mix up the solution into and keep them in the fridge. Our bathroom is on the south side and this IS Tasmania....it's ALWAYS cool. So I have no problem keeping a bottle at a time on the shelf in the shower. The bottle will last about 4-5 rinses and then I just get another one.
Here is a great site to go to if you would like more information about vinegar herb hair rinses.
I could as easily use; Marigold, Camomile, Nettle, Peppermint or Calendula to name a few that are free from my garden and probably yours too, or easily foraged in the neighbourhood.
The cost is about 20 cents for a months supply.
So I can wash my hair, remedy scalp/hair conditions, be truly hypo-allergenic, earth friendly...
all for less than 30 cents a month.
Don't just take my word for it, try it.
All you have to loose is about 20c.