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    Default Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha/Soapnuts?

    I am almost out of my soapwort root now, and although I love it, I am considering using this opportunity to try some other natural shampoos. Of these three: yucca, soapwort, aritha nut; which one is your favorite and why?

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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    mellie

    I never tried soapwort or aritha, but I have tried yucca root, 2 different species.

    I found that while both did clean my hair, each one left a residue that built up.

    It was easily removed by shampoo but I did not care for it.

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    I saved this post by Shell, on using yucca as a shampoo.
    I never followed mine with a vinegar rinse or mixed it with other herbs.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...75&postcount=4

    This is the thread the post came from.
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ead.php?t=3283
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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    From least to most favorite: yucca -> soapwort -> aritha. Aritha cleans the best, for me.

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    Thank you both!

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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    I have the same experience as Flaxen. Of all of the cleansing herbs I've used (soapwort, yucca, shikakai, and aritha) I like aritha the best. It cleans very well with out stripping. Shikakai cleans well, but my hair had dryness issues. Soapwort cleans well, and yucca cleans okay. I found yucca worked best when used together with soapwort. But really my clear favorite is aritha.

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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    I tried shikakai at one time, and found it to be too drying even though I have oily hair. It stripped my hair even more than sl(e)s shampoos did.
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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    Where is your favorite source for aritha?

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    I have had a lot of trouble finding a U.S. distributor for the aritha. I only found this one, does anyone have any experience with them?

    http://www.naturoli.com/store/produc...egory=soapnuts

    I do not have an Indian grocery store nearby, unfortunately...

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    Default Re: Yucca Vs. Soapwort Vs. Aritha?

    Mellie are you looking for whole aritha or powdered?

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