Dressing to perfection and applying trendy makeup is not complete without gorgeous silky hair. You don’t want to step out of the house looking chic but sporting lack-lustre, dull, straggly hair. Beautiful shiny hair is every girl’s coveted asset. Beautiful, silky hair is not just a result of a day spent at a hair salon or costly treatments; you could get the same results with another option and that too without making a hole in your pocket. Homemade shampoos might not sound exciting but when you get to know the benefits and results of this amazing option, you will surely appreciate and love it all the more.
Why Should One Use Homemade Shampoo?
Who doesn’t like the idea of getting gorgeous locks without putting in harmful chemicals on their hair and scalp? If you too like to go all natural then try making your own shampoo at home.
This not only saves you money, it allows you to be in control of exactly what goes into your shampoo. So without any further delay let me share with you some homemade natural shampoo recipes that works great, are inexpensive, and really simple to make.
1. Coconut Milk Shampoo – Dry Hair Shampoo
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup of Baby Shampoo
- 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
- 20 drops of Essential Oils of choice
Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar of some kind and shake well so that all the ingredients can be mixed well. You can store this mixture in the refrigerator for about a month. People with normal hair types can use rosemary, chamomile or lavender essential oils whereas Olive, Almond or jojoba works great for dry hair types.
2. Green Tea Shampoo – For Healthy Hair
- 1 cup Green Tea
- 1 Cup Baby Shampoo
- One Tbsp Olive Oil
- Few Drops of Essential Oil
Steep green tea bags in a cup of hot water for 25 minutes and then let it cool down. Now add green tea water to Baby Shampoo and olive oil in the mixture. You can also add a few drops of essential oil like lavender or rose oil to add a nice fragrance. Use this shampoo instead of using a chemical one. It is a very good herbal shampoo which will not only cleanse your hair but it will also condition them.
3. Honey Lemon Shampoo – Oily Hair Shampoo
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons baby Shampoo
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 tablespoon rosewater
Put all the ingredients in a bottle and shake well. Massage into your hair and your scalp well and then rinse out with warm, not hot water. Keep the leftovers in the refrigerator and use the next time you shampoo. This recipe is especially suited for people with oily hair and scalp.
4. Herbal Shampoo – Lustrous Hair
- 10 gms of Shikaki
- 10 gms of Reetha
- 5 gms of dried Amla
- Orange peel or Lemon Peel
Put all the ingredients in a pan and add 500 Ml of Water over it. Let it Soak in the water Overnight. Boil the mixture on the gas before using it for hair cleansing. This Shampoo is a Natural Cleanser and add life back to hair. This is an age old recipe used across India in many households.
5. Egg Shampoo – For All Hair types
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon baby shampoo
- 1/2 cup water
Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth and runny liquid. Put this liquid in an old shampoo bottle and store in the refrigerator for multiple use. This is a very easy and simple way to get your hair clean, shiny and healthy, using only natural ingredients. This shampoo is good for all hair types, it’s very nourishing and moisturizing.
Baking Soda Shampoo – Clarifying Shampoo
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 3 cups water
Mix it well and Store in a plastic or glass container. You can also make it one serving at a time. Mix 1 Tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water. Shake well each time you want to use this natural clarifying shampoo. Apply to your scalp and scrub it gently.
6. Jojoba oil shampoo – For Dry Hair
- 1 tbsp baby shampoo
Swirl all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and store in air-tight container. This shampoo will not lather as much as commercial ones but it will clean your hair nicely.
7. Vinegar Shampoo – Anti Dandruff Shampoo
- Apple Cider Vinegar- 2 Tablespoons
- Hot Water- 1/2 Cup
- Baking soda – 1/2 tbsp
- Tea Tree Oil- 5-10 drops
Mix the ingredients all together in a dispenser bottle and add a few drops of essential oil into it and your shampoo are ready to use.
8. Aloe Vera Shampoo – Oily Hair Shampoo
- 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/4 cup baby Shampoo
- Vitamin E oil- 1/2 teaspoon
- Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
- Few drops of essential oil (optional)
Aloe vera and lemon has great nourishing and cleansing properties. Put lemon along with aloe vera gel and put them into a food processor and blend it well until you get a smooth runny paste. Use this as a shampoo, massage it into the wet hair and rinse off.
9. Lemon and Cucumber Shampoo – Dry Hair Shampoo
- 1 lemon
- 1 Cucumber
This shampoo is a life saver for women with dry hair. Peel one lemon and one cucumber. Blend both in a food processor till you get a smooth paste, to apply as a shampoo. Scrub your scalp after you have applied the shampoo and then wash off really well. Bits of lemon may tend to stick to the hair. The trick is to comb them out after your hair is dry.
Have you experimented with natural hair care? There are a lot more ways to create natural homemade shampoo. The key is to find the one that suits your specific needs and feels good for you. Which is your favorite homemade shampoo recipe? Try one of these above DIY Shampoos and see the result.
Stay Beautiful and Shine Always!!