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There is a myriad of methods and tips on how to treat your hair better, ditch the harmful shampoos, nourish it and so on, but most of them I found difficult to do, nearly impossible to maintain, and on top of my efforts, my hair looked like a greasy mess. So, after going through experiences of people who tried the no-poo method, I decided the opposite, to go-poo but a different type of it, a more natural, chemical-free, yet still as effective, hint: it lathers too!
The beautiful thing about using no-chemical shampoos is that they work with every hair type, bringing the best out of it. For instance, whether you have a dry scalp that needs nourishment or you have greasy skin that oils your hair very quickly, no significant variations should be made in the recipes. This is because all ingredients are gentle, and they only strip the dirt and oil off of your hair, with no added chemicals to damage your scalp and hair in the long run.
All Natural Shampoo Recipes
Natural Oily-Hair Shampoo Recipe:
- ¼ cup coconut milk (homemade or canned)
- 1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 1/8 tsp tea tree essential oil (works wonders for oily hair)
- 20 drops of other Essential Oils of choice to get a better smelling shampoo (I’ve used peppermint, lavender, and orange or combinations of those)
NOTE: If canned coconut milk doesn’t work for you, try homemade coconut milk, it works better for extra oily hair.
NOTE: Some people find that a 50:50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and water used as a rinse helps to get hair cleaner and increases shine.
Natural Dry-Hair Shampoo Recipe
- ½ cup distilled water
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap
- 2 tsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional, gives the shampoo a little more “body”)
- 10 – 15 drops of essential oils for a better smell
- For extra dry hair add ½ tsp olive or almond oil
How to Make It?
The preparation process is pretty much the same for each homemade shampoo.
- Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind (pump soap dispensers and even foaming dispensers work well for this. If you use a foaming dispenser, add 1/4 cup of distilled water)
- Shake well to mix
- Keep it in the shower for up to a month
- Shake before each use
- Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo
- If you use a foaming dispenser, it also makes a great shaving cream- just dilute with 1/4 cup distilled water!
Benefits of Using Homemade Hair Shampoo
While there are many variations of the recipes below, they all have the same incredible benefits that you will feel (and see) after a few weeks, such as:
- No hazardous chemicals going into your bloodstream
- Natural shampoos gently infuse your hair follicles and skin cells with natural minerals, herbal extracts, and oils
- Natural ingredients such as organic tea tree can help address skin conditions such as dandruff and scalp irritation
- Natural ingredients boost the shine of your hair
- Stronger hair follicles
- Healthier scalp skin
- A natural balance of oily roots and dry ends after a more extended period of use
- You can save a lot of $$$
To Your Healthy Hair,