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How to make your homemade shampoo?

How can I make a good shampoo at home? Store brand shampoos are disappointing…

Store brand shampoos have indeed been losing their effectiveness rapidly, especially since they contain a blend of harsh chemicals with a minimal amount of natural ingredients. No wonder you want to know how to make your own shampoo. To help you learn how to make shampoo and conditioner, I’ll share some easy homemade shampoo recipes that will make your hair healthy, soft, and shiny. Read on to find out which homemade shampoo recipe is perfect for you.

How to Make Natural Shampoo?

Good organic shampoos are difficult to find in the market and, if found, they are usually expensive, which is why I’ll tell you how to make organic shampoo. Making an all-natural shampoo at home has many benefits – organic ingredients, affordability, fewer components, and understanding its pH balance, to name a few.

How to Make Your Own Shampoo Bar?

I’ll tell you how to make your shampoo bar – prepare the following ingredients:

– 2/3 cups each of olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil (you may also use other oils like sweet almond, castor, wheat germ, etc.).

– Distilled water – about ¾ cups. Take note that only distilled water should be used in the process.

– Lye – ¼ cup. Lye is NaOH or sodium hydroxide used for saponification. Suppose you are wondering – can you make shampoo bars without lye, or afraid to use the ingredient due to its nature. In that case, note that when correctly done, the lye is completely used up in the saponification process. Your final homemade shampoo bar will have no lye in it.

– Essential oils, if needed.

Follow these steps now:

1. Put on your protective gear, including, coat, gloves, and goggles. Melt oils and keep them and water ready/measured.

2. Use heat-proof containers. Very carefully and slowly, add lye to water. Cool to 125° F and slowly add lye to oils, which should be at 75° F.

3. Blend until thick.

4. Add other oils slowly for extra conditioning. Add essential oils and stir.

5. Pour into molds and use after the “curing” process (4 weeks).

How to Make Clarifying Shampoo?

The recipe I’ll share is great for making homemade clarifying shampoo without any effects on hair color.

Add 1-2 cups of warm water to 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Slowly mix the ingredients, and your clarifying shampoo is ready! It is NOT for daily use. Use this ‘scalp scrub’ when you see a lot of build-up in your hair. Apply it to wet hair, massage the scalp very gently, let it sit for several minutes, and rinse.

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How to Make Vinegar Shampoo?

To make apple cider vinegar shampoo, take one tablespoon of baking soda, add warmth to it, and mix it. Add apple cider vinegar to the mixture, and homemade apple cider vinegar shampoo is ready to use!

How to Make Aloe Vera Shampoo?

I would highly recommend aloe vera shampoo if you want thick and long hair. Aloe vera is loaded with healing, conditioning, and nutritional properties, and its incorporation into your homemade shampoo will ensure these benefits reach your roots and scalp.

– Collect some aloe vera pulp.

– Heat and melt 1/3 cup of soap base in 1 ¼ cups of water.

– Mix a Vit E capsule and an essential oil.

– Mix both solutions.

Your aloe vera shampoo is ready for use.

OILY HAIR SHAMPOO RECIPES. I’ve been on the hunt for a new shampoo, so I tried & tested 6 different oily hair shampoo recipes (to make sure they actually worked) to then share with you all! (in case you might be looking for a more natural, gentle, eco-friendly homemade shampoo too). There were: Castile soap shampoo, Aloe vera & lavender shampoo, Apple cider vinegar & lemon shampoo, Baking soda & almond oil shampoo, Tea tree & coconut oil shampoo, Honey & lavender shampoo. My two top favs were the baking soda one and the ACV & lemon shampoo. They worked best on my hair. But everyone’s hair is different, so what works for me may not work for the next person. @simplynaturalnessa

How to Make Baking Soda Shampoo?

A baking soda shampoo needs very few ingredients, namely, baking soda and purified water. As the final step, mix the two and add an essential oil.

Homemade Lemon Shampoo

Blend a cucumber and lemon juice into a smooth paste and apply it to your hair as a shampoo. Lemon is naturally acidic, so it will remove dandruff and dust from your hair. Cucumber will act as a natural conditioner.

Homemade Herbal Shampoo

To make herbal shampoo at home, I would take aloe vera pulp, almond oil, neem paste, and Indian soapberry water; mix them into a thick paste. Now apply it to your scalp.

Homemade Shampoo for Oily Hair

I would recommend mixing baking soda with distilled water, almond oil, lemon juice, and essential oils for oily hair.

Homemade Shampoo for Dry Damaged Hair

Rejuvenate your dry, damaged hair with a shampoo made from amla, soapberry, acacia concinna (all three soaked overnight), neem leaves, and coconut. Boil them in water for some time. Use the shampoo after cooling.

Homemade Shampoo for Hair Growth

Add honey, olive oil, lemon, jojoba oil, amla, and green tea to ¼ cup of castile soap. Wash and rinse your hair.

Homemade Shampoo for Curly Hair

For curly hair, add coconut milk to castile soap, olive oil, and essential oils.

How to Make Shampoo for Natural Hair?

Add vegetable glycerine, essential oils, distilled water, and avocado oil to castile soap.

Homemade Antifungal Shampoo

To treat scalp fungus, mix baking soda, distilled water, garlic juice, and lemon juice. Apply this mixture as a shampoo.

Homemade Shampoo for Hair Loss

Hair loss can be controlled with a shampoo made with egg yolks, lemon juice, water, and essential oils.

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Homemade Dandruff Shampoo

Baking soda removes dandruff while maintaining your hair’s shine and health. Mix it with water and add a few drops of essential oils.

How to Make Purple Shampoo?

To make purple shampoo for blonde hair, take some butterfly pea flowers, mix them with apple cider vinegar and wash your hair with this homemade purple shampoo.

Homemade Neutralizing Shampoo

You can make homemade neutralizing shampoo by adding distilled water to apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is excellent for balancing your hair’s pH.

How to Make Dry Shampoo

To make your own dry shampoo, I suggest you mix equal amounts of arrowroot powder with activated charcoal or clay. To make a perfumed homemade dry shampoo, add a few drops of essential oils to your dry mix.

Dry Baking Soda and Oatmeal Shampoo. Many people know of Oatmeal’s use in making natural skin exfoliators, but not so many know that it can also be used to smoothen and strengthen the hair. Try this recipe to see just how effective it can be. Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup oatmeal. Instructions: 1. Mix the oatmeal and the baking soda together, until the ingredients are combined well. 2. Transfer the mixture to a bottle or old powder container. 3. Apply the dry shampoo with your hands, being sure to gently rub it into both your hair and your scalp. 4. As with the other dry shampoos, there’s no need to rinse; simply comb the shampoo out of your hair (I recommend doing this over the sink to minimize any mess!) and style as usual. @dietitian_khadija

For making homemade shampoo without castile soap, I replace the ingredient with vegetable glycerine or honey.

If I want to make a homemade shampoo with castile soap, I mix the liquid soap with 1-2 oils, 1-2 essential oils, and aloe vera gel.

To make homemade shampoo effective, add ingredients in the right proportions!

Now that I have explained several ways of how to make shampoo at home, be sure to check your hair type requirements before getting started. Any questions? Comment below and let’s discuss them!

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by Donna Sullivan
Donna is a hairstylist with 8 years of experience. Ask her about any hair-related problem (haircuts, hairstyles, colorings, hair care) and get a pro advice!