If you’re interested in a fun home project which will allow you to produce your own shampoo, you’ll love our extensive guide. We are here to tell you how to make your own shampoo and our goal is to empower you by saving you money on this everyday essential.
As well, when you make your own shampoo, you’ll be able to customize it for your hair type, in order to access superb natural care which is perfect for your tresses. Homemade shampoo may be of very high quality, depending on which ingredients are used and lots of people are making their own shampoo these days.
Some commercial shampoos are harsh – they contain ingredients which are lab-created and these chemicals sometimes take a toll on hair health, although they do cleanse effectively. When you make your own shampoo, you’ll be able to eliminate the chemicals and access truly gentle hair care.
Without further ado, let’s talk about how to make your own shampoo.
Gather your shampoo ingredients
It’s possible to make a high-quality natural shampoo with only two ingredients, one of which is water. So, for our first “recipe”, all that you’ll need to buy is baking soda. It’s best to buy this ingredient in a large quantity, so you may make fresh shampoo whenever you need it. Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydrogen carbonate.
For each single-serve usage, you’ll need one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of water. Some people use spring water or filtered water. Others utilize water straight from the tap.
The secret of how to make your own shampoo is really about keeping baking soda handy and you may have a box or jar of this common baking ingredient handy already!
Learn more how to correctly use baking soda for hair for best results.
Mix the ingredients together
Just mix these basic ingredients in order to make a shampoo that you may use right away. Put it in a clean shampoo bottle or a clean plastic bottle with a squirt-style applicator. Shake well before using. Apply it to the hair and work it in well. Then, rinse with warm water.
Once you’ve learned how to make your own shampoo, you’ll find that it’s possible to avoid shelling out big bucks for commercial brands. After all, it takes just a few minutes to make your own and it’s ready to use right away. If you want to, make larger batches. Most people make smaller batches and use it while it’s really fresh, but it’s totally up to you!
It’s possible to put other ingredients into the mix in order to create a more luxurious homemade shampoo. Some people add a few drops of essential oils in order to access aromatic fragrance and the natural properties of preferred essential oils. For example, if you have oily hair, adding a few drops (no more than five drops) of citrus oil will help to remove excess oil. Orange oil smells divine and works very well for this purpose.
If you want a thicker shampoo, you may adjust its consistency to your liking by blending up whole oats and then adding a tablespoon or so of blended oats.
Once you experiment a bit, you should be able to create a shampoo which is perfect for your needs. Everything that we need in order to enjoy clean, healthy hair is often right in our home kitchens and bathrooms. This is why making shampoo at home is so economical and practical. The absence of lab-created chemicals will help you to get your damaged hair back to normal or help to prevent damage if you already have healthy hair.
We’ve now covered the basics of how to make your own shampoo. To give you some options, let’s look at another recipe which is pretty popular.
Make a moisturizing shampoo at home
Variety is the spice of life, so let’s talk about another shampoo recipe which is very emollient and also quite easy to put together. This shampoo is recommended for those who want conditioning power as they cleanse and it’s a formula which will promote scalp health.
To make this shampoo, buy one can of coconut milk. Look for a can which holds about one and a half cups of coconut milk. You’ll also need one and three-quarter cups of Aloe Vera Gel. This should be the one hundred percent pure Aloe Vera Gel. If you want to add fragrance, you may also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
To prepare the shampoo, mix the ingredients in a big bowl. A wire whisk will be a great choice for mixing. Then, pour the mixture into an ice cube tray. Actually, most people need a couple of ice cube trays. After this step, place the ice cube tray in your freezer and wait until it’s totally frozen. Once they are frozen, move them to a bag or container. Some people keep them in the trays in order to access cubes easily when they are needed.
The night before you shampoo, remove a cube and thaw it in the fridge in a bowl. Then, use it as you would use a normal shampoo. Don’t expect lather. Natural shampoos are different. Just massage into the scalp and down into the ends. Let it sit for a bit on the scalp and then rinse it out.
This formula features excellent PH balance, so it’s very good for the scalp. You should be able to keep any unused portion of the thawed ice cube in the fridge for seven days before it goes bad.
Make your own shampoo today
Now that you know how easy it is to make your own shampoo from scratch, you will be ready to do so whenever it’s convenient for you. You may also want to prepare homemade shampoo for family and friends.
No matter which recipe you choose, you’ll find that our homemade shampoo recipes are of very high quality and that they are so affordable and easy to use. While the first recipe – with baking soda – is definitely the cheapest to make, the other will cost just pennies per usage, as a little goes such a long way.
So, why not make your own shampoo today?