This basic shampoo is super easy to make and can be used as a base for a variety of different recipes.
Once you are confident making this shampoo you can use it to experiment.
Take your shampoo bottle and pour in ½ a teaspoon of jojoba or avocado oil, add ¼ cup of castile soap and 1 cup of distilled water and shake to blend, you can add some xanthan gum to thicken it if you wish. The shampoo is now ready to use.
Shampoo for Blond Hair
Make a chamomile tea from 1 cup of boiled distilled water and 6 chamomile teabags.
Steep for at least 20 minutes until cold then pour the tea into your shampoo bottle together with ¼ cup of castile soap and 1 teaspoon of glycerin.
This shampoo is very sensitive to light so make sure that you keep it somewhere dark.
Shampoo for Dry Hair
If your hair is dry, split and damaged it needs some extra love and attention.
Pour ¼ teaspoon of grapeseed oil, ½ teaspoon of glycerin and 1 cup of distilled water into your shampoo bottle. Add ¼ cup each of castile soap and aloe vera gel and shake to mix the shampoo well.
Shampoo for Shiny Hair
We all want smooth shiny hair. This recipe will help you get the healthy tresses you have longed for. Take 1 cup of boiling distilled water and add 2 tablespoons of dried rosemary, leave it to infuse for an hour before straining the mix through a muslin cloth. Pour the rosemary water into your shampoo bottle then add ¼ teaspoon of lemon essential oil, 1 ½ tablespoons of almond oil and ¼ cup of castile soap.
This mixture is particularly good for oily hair.
Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with ¼ cup of distilled water then mix it together with a mashed avocado.
Massage the paste into your hair then rinse out. This mixture does not keep well, even in the fridge.
Who does not love the smell of herbs, this shampoo, in addition to smelling wonderful will do your hair the power of good.
Boil 1 cup of water and then steep 1 tablespoon of lemongrass and 3 of rosemary.
Allow the water to cool for at least half an hour before straining it into your shampoo bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil, ½ a teaspoon of jojoba oil and ¼ cup of castile soap. Shake it well to mix properly and the shampoo is ready to use.
A dry scalp can be irritating in more ways than one. This recipe will help sooth your scalp while keeping your hair beautifully clean.
Peel one lemon and one cucumber and blitz together in your blender until you have a smooth mixture.
Put this in a container and keep in the fridge, removing every time you want to use it.
Anti-frizz Honey Shampoo
This is one of the simplest shampoos you can make and it will leave your hair beautifully moisturized. Warm ½ a cup of distilled water and dissolve 3 table-
spoons of honey in the water, when all the honey has dissolved decant the mixture into a bottle. Make sure that you use high-quality organic honey to get the best results.
Honey + Shampoo
For an even more nourishing honey-based shampoo recipe mix 2 cups of castile soap with ½ cup of olive oil and1/4 cup of pure organic honey.
It will leave your hair clean and soft and is excellent as a body wash as well.
Dandruff can be a nightmare to get rid of. Crush and mince 6 garlic cloves then add to a blender together with ½ cup of jojoba oil, 1.4 cup each of distilled water and castile soap, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and blend.
Juice some apples and add 3 tablespoons of the fresh juice to the mix before blending again.
Pour the mix into a bottle and after a few washes, you should see your dandruff problem improve.
Coconut Milk Shampoo
This shampoo gives hair a beautifully soft feel and makes it very easy to manage. Pour 1 teaspoon of almond oil with ¼ cup each of castile soap and coconut milk into a shampoo bottle and shake to mix it together.
You can keep this shampoo or up to one month before mixing a new batch.
Green tea Shampoo
This recipe makes a lot of shampoos but it lasts a long, long time and works really well.
Take 8 cups of boiling water and steep 8 green tea bags in there until the water is cold.
Remove the tea bags and pour the water into a shampoo bottle and add ¼ cup of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of castile soap and 1 ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum. Shake it all together to mix well.
Egg Shampoo for Greasy Hair
This is an excellent recipe for oily hair as the egg helps to bind to and remove the dirt and the apple cider vinegar adds a beautiful shine.
Squeeze enough lemons to get 2 tablespoons of juice and whisk it together with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 egg. This shampoo will not keep more than a few days in the fridge so use fairly immediately.
If you want to remove some oiliness but do not want to wash your hair try dusting some cornstarch over your scalp. Massage it in then brush the powder out with a bristle brush it will remove the excess oil and allow your hair to go another day without a wash.