Give your hair the love it deserves by making your own DIY shampoo. If you've been ignoring its needs in favor of convenience, it may be time to change your beauty perspective. After all, you can't boast about having hair as your crowning glory when you leave it to the mercies of chemically-laden products. Take the first step to more organic living with the following recipes:
1 Dry Shampoo for Brunettes
Making your very own DIY dry shampoo is so easy, you'll wonder why you've been buying all this time. Basically, you will need only two ingredients for this fun beauty recipe. These are cornstarch and unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix and then store in a shallow jar or sprinkle container. For blondes, skip the cocoa powder, and mix cornstarch and essential oil of your choice.
I have relatives who swear by coconut milk shampoo. And if you want to whip up a hair product without those pesky chemicals, we suggest looking into this recipe. This calls for Castile, olive oil, coconut milk, raw honey, water, and up to 30 drops of essential oil. Choose an essential oil that will match your hair/scalp type. Check out the recipe after the jump for the helpful guide.
This pretty thing is a bar for cleaning your hair. Not only does it look beautiful, it smells wonderful, too. For this particular recipe, you will be needing a shampoo melt and pour base, organic rose petals, and dried rosemary. For preparation, you will need a microwave-safe bowl, a rubber spatula, and some soap molds. You can get shampoo base from any personal care store or online.
This DIY shampoo recipe is a little bit similar to the previous coconut milk mixture we've featured here. This particular beauty product, though, has a zesty appeal because of the added lemon. This recipe's ingredients are the organic shampoo base, organic coconut oil, and lemon essential oil. Take note, this recipe uses coconut oil and not coconut milk.
If you want your hair to smell amazing, this is the DIY shampoo recipe for you. With at least three types of essential oil, this DIY shampoo will leave your hair smelling fantabulous. The essential oils included here are orange, lavender, and rosemary. This mix will also need liquid Castile soap, cooled boiled water, honey, and baking soda. You can also add a tablespoon of aloe vera. Condition your hair with an apple cider spray after using your homemade shampoo.
This is a variation of the coconut milk DIY shampoo that is also very easy to make. For this recipe, you will need coconut milk, Castile soap, and a teaspoon each of coconut oil and Vitamin E. To prepare, you will have to microwave the coconut oil first until it's nice and melted. Mix with the other ingredients. You can store this shampoo in your bathroom for up to a month.
How about making shampoo bars in a Crockpot? Yes, it can be done. This particular recipe calls for lye so you will need a well-ventilated area and a mask for mixing your DIY shampoo bar. On top of the lye, you will also need coconut oil, water, and about an ounce of essential oil. For normal hair, 5.44 oz of lye will be needed. If you have dry hair, you will use only 5.32 oz.
Take note, you have to read all details and instructions when making your own beauty products. The recipes featured here have fantastic tips regarding PH balances, conditioning, and DIY shampoo shelf life. Happy and safe shampoo-making!