How to Make Homemade Shampoo
When you learn how to make homemade shampoo, you will find that it is not only fun, but can help you save money on shampoo costs. You can customize your own shampoo to accommodate your hairs special needs. You can also add your own fragrance or use essential oils for the scent you desire. Making your own shampoo is healthier for your hair. You certainly won't miss those harsh chemicals that are in lots of shampoos these days. You will be amazed at the results you get for learning how to make homemade shampoo!
1. Consider your hair type. Is your hair oily, dry, curly, straight, thin or thick? All of these considerations must come into play when making homemade shampoo. Different herbs and essential oils complement different hair types. It will be much easier to decide which herbs and essential oils you need by doing some research on your hair type and what will work best for you. Also be sure to test for any allergic reaction on the inside of your elbow before trying it on your hair. If you notice any irritation, try another option.
Steps to make Homemade Shampoo
For normal hair, use the following herbs.
A) Red clover promotes hair growth.
B) Marigold conditions, adds shine, and treats fungal scalp infections.
C) Chamomile is also good for fine hair and gives golden highlights.
D) Rosemary will help your homemade shampoo smell fantastic.
E) Lavender is a good treatment for itchy scalp, dandruff and lice.
F) Horsetail strengthens hair and promotes growth.
For oily hair, use the following herbs in your homemade shampoo.
A) Basil promotes hair growth.
B) Nettle leaves are a great dandruff treatment and hair growth.
C) Rosemary dandruff treatment and may promote hair growth.
D) Lemongrass improves the body and luster of hair.
E) Lemon lightens hair also treats dandruff, lice, and dry scalp.
F) Orris root removes oil from the hair and has a violet scent.
G) Tea tree oil is a treatment for dry scalp, dandruff, and lice.
H) Ylang-ylang is a dandruff treatment for your homemade shampoo.
For dry hair, use the following herbs.
A) Comfrey root or leaf highlights hair and helps prevent hair loss.
B) Crushed lavender flowers will treat dandruff, lice, and lice eggs.
C) Elder flowers will add moisture and promotes hair growth.
D) Marigold conditions, adds shine, and treats fungal scalp infections.
E) Myrrh treats dry scalp, dandruff, and lice.
F) Peppermint promotes hair growth and smells great in your homemade shampoo.
2. Make your choices based on hair type. If you choose to use dried herbs put them in a tea ball and steep them in about ¼ cup of water. Steep for about 20 minutes, strain and let it cool.
3. Add 8 ounces of liquid castile soap. You may prefer to use baby shampoo, pure soap flakes or soapwort. Mix the tea and the soap base together and pour in a clean bottle. It is ready for use!
4. It may take a few tries to find what works best for your hair but it will be well worth it in the end. You may also notice an “adjustment” period where your hair may seem more oily than usual. Give your hair time to adjust to the homemade shampoo. Most commercial shampoo will strip your hair of natural moisture so your hair may be trying to recover by overcompensating with more oil since it normally would be stripped of oil from commercial shampoos. Hang in there, your hair with thank you for learning how to make homemade shampoo. This is not only cheaper than commercial shampoo, but is much more natural and healthy for your hair.
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