23 Feb How to Make Natural Shampoo at Home
The average bottle of shampoo found on the shelf in your local pharmacy or grocery store contains a witch’s brew of chemicals which wreaks havoc on your hair and the environment.
On the other hand, commercially available natural shampoo is often outrageously expensive, making it cost-prohibitive for many to obtain. Thankfully, it is fairly straightforward to learn how to make natural shampoo at home.
Follow the steps below, and you’ll soon have plenty of eco-friendly hair care product to keep your hair looking fabulous.
First step in how to make natural shampoo: acquire some castile soap
There are many paths you can travel when it comes to learning how to make natural shampoo. For the sake of simplicity, however, make your first batch using Castile soap.
This product is all-natural, free of silicone, sulfates, and parabens, and is easy to obtain in liquid form online. While you might wince at the idea of lathering up your locks with liquid soap, know that Castile soap is mild enough to be used on hair, unlike conventional brands.
If unscented Castile liquid soap is all you can find, no worries. Later in this article, we’ll tell you how you can add character to your shampoo.
Add coconut milk
After filling up an old shampoo or a hand soap bottle with Castile soap, it will be time to introduce your first additive. We recommend coconut milk – already useful as a consumable, it also serves as a natural hair softener.
Be sure to choose unsweetened coconut milk, as the sweetened brands tend to have a bunch of extra stuff that isn’t good for your hair.
Before adding the coconut milk to your Castile soap, give the can a good shake before opening it. It can separate on occasion, so agitating it well will liquify any solid chunks.
Include additives if you have dry hair
Are split ends the bane of your existence? Absolutely detest haystack hair? When crafting your bottle of natural shampoo, be sure to add components that will tame persistently dry hair.
Olive oil will do the trick nicely, but if you want to achieve the same effect while adding a pleasant scent, adding honey is what you’ll want to do.
Scent your natural shampoo
You could make a bottle of natural shampoo that doesn’t smell like anything, but what fun would that be? It is possible to add fragrances to your creation without using harmful products – simply track down some essential oils.
These substances are distilled from fragrant plants like rosemary, eucalyptus, and rose – just add between ten to twenty drops, and you’ll have a hair product that will make it smell absolutely delightful.
Mix everything together
Once you have introduced every component you want to add to your shampoo, screw the cap on the bottle and shake it vigorously. Keep doing so until the entire mixture is blended together perfectly – you’ll know when to stop once everything in the bottle has a consistent color to it.
Refrigerate when not in use
Unlike commercially manufactured shampoo, you’ll want to place your natural shampoo in the fridge when you aren’t using it. Due to the organic components within, they’ll break down faster at room temperature – by placing your shampoo in the refrigerator, shelf life will be increased.