Making shampoo at home is not as difficult as it seems initially. The benefit of the homemade shampoo is that it can be entirely organic and containing natural ingredients that will help you fight a specific hair-related problem.
Some people use baby shampoo or a neutral shampoo and add herbs or essential oils to it at home.
If you want to make a homemade organic shampoo from scratch, you can follow one of these recipes. Keep in mind that your hair is used to the store-bought shampoo brands. These contain very powerful cleaning ingredients. Washing your hair with a homemade shampoo could result in dissatisfactory results the first few times. Your hair could look heavy and lacking shine. The situation will improve once your locks get used to the natural ingredients.
Homemade Organic Shampoo for Dry Hair
The ingredients for this shampoo include two tablespoons of coconut oil, several drops of orange essential oil and several drops of rose oil.
Place the coconut oil in a mixing bowl and place that in a dish full of water. Place both dishes over heat source and heat gently. Stir constantly.
Once the coconut oil heats up, add the other essential oils and mix well.
Allow the mixture to cool down and place in a storage container. Once it cools, the mixture will become thicker.
Use your finger to place small amounts of this shampoo on your hair. Rub gently into the scalp and use a comb to distribute evenly over the entire length of the hair. Let the shampoo act for several minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
This shampoo will make your hair soft and shiny. Apply two times if you want to have cleaner and more nourished hair.
Some people recommend using egg as shampoo in the case of dry hair. Mix one egg with a cup of warm water. Use as a regular shampoo. Eggs contain various nutrients that are very useful for hair growth.
Basic Homemade Shampoo Recipe
This basic recipe for organic homemade shampoo can be modified. You can add herbs or other natural ingredients that are suitable for your hair type. The basic ingredients include three cups of shredded homemade soap, lavender oil and rosemary oil.
Mix the shredded soap with water and add several drops of each essential oil. Stir well. Heat gently until you get a homogenous mixture. Place in a bottle and allow the shampoo to cool.
If you want your shampoo’s scent to be different, you can use other essential oils. Mint, chamomile and lemon are just several alternative options.
A DIY Castor Oil Shampoo
Castor oil has no specific smell. It has the power to make your hair clean, shiny and soft.
Mix ¼ cup of castor oil and ¼ cup of water. Apply as a regular shampoo.
One thing to keep in mind is that the feeling you’re going to get from your homemade organic shampoo is going to be different from what a store-bought product can deliver. If you are expecting luxurious ladder, you should probably stick to another method of scalp cleaning. While you’re not going to get the exact same experience, the homemade shampoo varieties will still clean your scalp and get rid of sebum/dirt. This is exactly what you’re looking for to keep your hair smooth, shiny and healthy.