My sister and I have replaced all detergents, shampoos, soaps, deodorants and cosmetics with Borax and citric acid ...
Not only has our hair improved, my sister noticed she began losing much less hair than before during showers. Actually she is noticing some new hairs where once she had hair loss area. The hair is very clean, and needs no extra products to make it silky smooth. No need for extra combing. Much less time required to have beautiful hair.
Our skin has improved dramatically, becoming as smooth as a baby's skin. Our elbows which had white crusts are now clean and silky. A friend of ours noticed her foot odor has disappeared. I have noticed that eruptions, if any, easily come out, i.e. the skin cleansing itself. My sister has recently noticed some pimple-like bumps, which we think are substances the body is trying to expel and are showing up at the skin. So far it itches a little but nothing to worry about. We are giving it time for the body to show us where it will lead.
As a result of avoiding chlorine (boiling water for more than 30 mins), aluminium, propyl alcohol, pcbs, etc. we feel our immune system and our body in general is freer to clean itself up and is thanking us.
I am sure we are still going to see other beneficial results after a couple months of following these habits religiously.