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How To Make Natural Shampoo – Your Step-By-Step Guide

Natural shampoos made from plant-based ingredients nourish your hair, scalp, and hair follicles. Natural shampoo contributes to shinier and healthier hair.

Commercial or conventional shampoos contain chemicals, which can cause dryness in the scalp. They can also disrupt the natural oil-producing glands of your scalp.

Conventional shampoos, that line our supermarket shelves, can also cause irritating the scalp. This eventually leads to dry skin. When you shampoo your hair, the suds wash over your entire body.

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This way, the industrial mineral oils, and silicone these shampoos also lead to breakouts on your body.

Important Note: Some natural shampoos may also include ingredients that can cause skin irritation. So, if you have sensitive skin, you need to avoid ingredients like mint, tea tree, and citrus essential oils.

It is recommended that you test any new product on a small area of your skin and allow time to see if your skin reacts to it.

Moreover, natural shampoos play an important role in the eco-friendly environment. The stuff you wash down the drain ends up in the ecosystem.

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Therefore, you need to avoid commercial shampoo products to protect the environment from harmful chemicals.

For that reason, it is better to use plant-based or natural shampoos, which are biodegradable and can do better for the ecosystem.

 

What is natural hair care?

Simply put, natural hair care products, like their skincare equivalents, use only natural ingredients.

Why? With recent advances in science, we are discovering that synthetic chemicals (man-made), constantly added to most shampoos and conditioners are not good for our skin or the environment.

With a growing preference for homemade and handmade products, consumers concerned with the environment are increasingly choosing natural alternatives when it comes to hair care.

 

 

Reasons to choose a natural and vegan shampoo

  1. Strengthens fine hair

Natural essential oils can help improve the hair quality and density, with rosemary and lavender being the main ones. Research suggests that rosemary oil increases blood circulation, while lavender oil promotes strong hair growth.

  1. Soothes irritated scalp

The sensitive scalp may become irritated and flake due to the accumulation of synthetic chemicals. However, natural ingredients have been shown to have beneficial effects on inflamed skin, such as tea tree oil, which reduces dandruff.

Likewise, rosemary oil is effective against certain fungi and bacteria. To get all the benefits of an oil, gently massage the organic shampoo into the scalp with your fingertips before rinsing.

  1. Hydrates Dry Hair

The chemicals that cause the foam in the shampoo can remove hair from its natural oils and dry it out, producing frizz and split ends.

Almond and argan oils are famous for their nutritional properties, which cover the fiber with a layer that seals moisture that also gives the hair a healthy shine.

  1. Power the natural color

In addition to drying the hair, chemicals can cause hair color to discolor and look dull. Certain natural oils, however, can improve their natural color. Blondes should opt for chamomile oil, brunettes for sage and redheads for carrots.

Henna is also a popular ingredient for red hair but always consults a professional beforehand, especially when applying it to already dyed hair.

There are many ways to make natural shampoo at home. However, some of them do wonders.

Let’s find out How To Make Natural Shampoo!

 

Natural Shampoo – Aloe Vera

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If you want to cope with frizzy and dry hair, then you can use Aloe Vera, which has the best natural healing properties. How to make Aloe Vera Natural Shampoo?

Let’s find out!

Ingredients & Utensils Needed

  • ¼ cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • ¼ cup distilled water
  • ¼ cup of liquid soap
  • ½ tablespoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • 7 drops each of geranium and oil lavender oil
  • Measuring cup
  • Immersion Blender
  • Shampoo Bottle

 

How To Make Natural Shampoo

Step 1:

Mix Aloe Vera gel in distilled water along with Vitamin oil and vegetable glycerin in the given quantities.

Step 2:

Use a cup or bowl to mix them. Use the immersion blender to make sure you have mixed well all ingredients.

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Step 3:

Pour in this mixture the measured amount of liquid soap. Then, blend the mixture again. Carefully carry out this step as doing so will help to form a smooth mixture.

Step 4:

Add the lavender oil and geranium oil slowly to this mixture and combine it once again.

Step 5:

Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the bottle. Your homemade natural shampoo with Aloe Vera is ready for use.

 

Are you looking for an even more simple recipe? Watch this video:

Natural Shampoo – Honey

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Honey is one of the most useful ingredients when it comes to making your hair smooth, silky, and soft. Honey is likewise a mild cleanser.

It has outstanding healing properties, which make it a great ingredient for making a natural shampoo. Moreover, it is a perfect ingredient for managing your frizzy hair.

 

Ingredients & Utensils Needed

  • 1 tablespoon of organic honey
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 cup of liquid soap
  • A few drops of essential oils
  • Measuring cup
  • Used shampoo bottle

How To Make Natural Shampoo

Step 1: In a glass bowl, you need to pour 1 cup of liquid soap and add ½ cup of water.

Step 2: Add organic money to the mixture and then add some essential oils of your choice.

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Step 3: Keep mixing the ingredients gently and once well-mixed, you can pour the mixture into a shampoo bottle.

 

How To Make Natural Shampoo: The Final Verdict!

The natural shampoo contains organic ingredients that do not cause harm or damage to your hair, scalp, and follicles.

Unlike commercial shampoos, natural shampoo, like the ones mentioned in this article, are beneficial to your health and the health of our environment.

Although it is easy to follow these simple guidelines on How To Make Natural Shampoo, if you don’t have time, you can always look for natural shampoo brands. Shop now. 

Good Luck!

 

A Few Final Thoughts

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Reader Comments

  1. Great post, thank you for this. I’ve had a problem with a dry scalp for a couple of years and only when I use a shop bought product. I’ve been using cider vinegar and it works perfectly, no dry skin. That said, the mission to try yours begins, I love Aloe. Any thoughts on cider vinegar?

    1. Hi Steve,
      You are more than welcome, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it. I too have reactions from shop brought products including dryness, dandruff, and itchiness. If you ever have to uses these types of products, I recommend thoroughly washing these products out of your hair to reduce the likeliness of these reactions taking place. Apple cider vinegar has fantastic cleaning properties and can be used in shampoos or as a rinsing agent. Some people have also reported the conditioning effects of vinegar too. I am happy that you will be trying the aloe shampoo.

      All the very best.

    1. Hello Wilson Russell,

      I am sorry to hear that you suffer allergies from many mainstream shampoos. You are not alone, many people have reactions to the unatural chemicals used in these products. I am happy that I have provided you with an alternative solution to try at home tonight.

      All the very best.

  2. Totally awesome recipe who in this world of chemicals that can harm will like to have something that works and is good for you. Thank you for your part in helping make the world more healthy for all of us. Have a nice step by step description and I like that. Not a complicated recipe either. Good Job!

    1. Hello Dan,
      It is easy to get stuck in habits of buying store-bought products when we have busy schedules. I am thrilled to hear you like the sound of how simple it is. This simplicity makes living a greener life more accessible for so many of us who are under so much pressure. Have a great day and thank you for reading.

  3. Wow, I didn’t know it was so easy to make shampoo at home. I am going to try the Honey one for sure.

    My daughter’s hair is always frizzy and dry. The honey would help that.

    Thanks for posting this article.

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