Chemicals in shampoos are the disaster for any type of hair, and most of the brands try their best to convince us that they’ve added natural ingredients to make the situation better. But we all know that it doesn’t solve the problem, and dedicate time and effort to find the lesser evil on supermarket shelves. What about changing the strategy and creating your own shampoo, the best one for your hair? Actually, it’s possible and simple! Here, we’ll show how to make a homemade shampoo and get rid of those toxic bottles in your bathroom.
Why cannot I use soap instead?
The basic thing you should know before starting making a shampoo at home is the negative effect of water in your shower. With the invention of civilized water supply, the old-fashioned way of using a soap became too dangerous. Mineral alkaline in connection with soap makes hair weak and rough. Because of this, the shampoo was introduced to avoid this harmful reason – but it destroys everything, including the healthy oils in your hair!
‘poo-free or homemade shampoo?
The fact that shampoo is not OK is obvious but the ways to replace it are different. Among them, going ‘poo-free becomes more and more popular. In fact, it means that you should stop using any kind of shampoo and find something in your kitchen instead, like baking soda, apple cider vinegar, honey, or lemon juice. To use them, soak your hair, squeeze the prepared mixture (it’s different for any ingredient) on the scalp, and rinse it out.
However, using only natural ingredients is not an option, if you loved everything about shampoo except the chemicals. Moreover, simply changing a shampoo with a soap won’t solve the problem. So what to search for to replace it with something foaming and soapy? The list is actually is very simple (only three ingredients) – note down this recipe and try!
Basic ingredients for the homemade shampoo
- ¼ cup coconut milk (magic base) – if your hair is sensitive you’d better avoid canned one and make it by your own from coconut and hot water
- ¼ cup liquid castile soap – watch out if your hair is colored! The soap like Dr. Bronners may be dangerous for this type of hair, so choose the soap base carefully
- 20 drops of an essential oil of your favorite flavor – try peppermint, lavender, or rosemary!
- ½ tsp olive or almond oil – bonus for dry hair
- Find a bottle and mix all the ingredients together. If you can’t find it, try to use a jar, like a foaming dispenser (but don’t forget to add ¼ cup of distilled water in it)
- Shake it like a cocktail
- Open it and try like a shampoo – one teaspoon is enough for each use
- Shake the bottle every time before opening
Final note: If you experience some inconveniences while coming back to nature, don’t panic – your hair will inevitably experience a certain transition period. In this case, you can add extra natural ingredients (including apple cider vinegar and lemon juice) for your specific type of hair.
Welcome back to nature!