Modern women pay more and more attention to the safety of hair shampoos and prefer organic products. This is due to the fact that parabens and sodium sulfates are part of the hygienic cosmetics of mass consumption. These substances destroy the surface compounds of skin proteins and lead to various detrimental effects. Organic shampoos are superior to conventional shampoos both in terms of quality and price range. Therefore, it is much more profitable to make natural shampoo with your own hands.
Organic shampoo can be made in two versions:
- Dry, does not require shampooing.
Dry shampoo is very convenient when traveling or other situations where there are no comfortable conditions for personal hygiene. It does not require rinsing with water, all you need is a comb with rare teeth.
Liquid home shampoo has a healing effect on the hair and is able to restore them even after severe damage. Its only drawback is a short shelf life due to the lack of preservatives.
How to make shampoo with your own hands?
Let’s start with the simplest and most convenient option. It is versatile and suitable for any type of hair, but is especially useful for those prone to oiliness.
DIY dry or solid shampoo – recipes:
1. Oatmeal Almond Shampoo:
- Grind oatmeal thoroughly in a blender to a state of flour. You can initially purchase oatmeal;
- grind dried almonds into powder, or buy almond powder at a pharmacy;
- in a 1:1 ratio, mix the powdered ingredients well.
2. Violet Shampoo: All you need to do is to carefully grind the dry violet root to a homogeneous powder and you’re done.
3. Clay Shampoo:
- dry potato starch in the oven;
- mix it in a 1:1 ratio with dry white clay.
Applying dry shampoos is very easy. It is necessary to rub the powder well into the roots of the hair and then carefully comb it out with a fine comb. The above shampoos will absorb excess sebum and cleanse the hair of impurities. In addition, solid shampoos have a long shelf life.
Do-it-yourself hair shampoo from the base
Organic shampoo bases are free of SLS and parabens, but are already formulated with surface actives to cleanse the hair. They are sold in pharmacies and specialized stores.
To make shampoo from the base at home, you will need:
- preferred essential oils;
- herbal decoctions;
- dishes for a water bath;
- wooden spoon for mixing;
- container for the finished product;
- kitchen funnel;
- shampoo base.
- Heat the base in a water bath to a temperature of about 30 degrees.
- Gradually introduce a few drops of essential oils, slowly stirring the liquid.
- Add a few teaspoons of herbal decoctions.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly and let cool.
- Place cold shampoo with a funnel into a prepared container.
Use this shampoo in the same way as you would a normal shampoo.
DIY dandruff shampoo
To make a homemade dandruff shampoo, you will need the following ingredients:
- a teaspoon of medical alcohol 72%;
- egg yolk (two are better for long hair);
- a little (2-3 drops) rose essential oil;
- sage oil, 5-10 drops.
- Whisk the egg yolks.
- Dissolve essential oils in alcohol.
- Add the oil-alcohol mixture to the yolks and mix thoroughly.
This shampoo should be applied to damp hair and gently massage the scalp, then rinse with plenty of water.