How to make natural hair shampoo
One of the many benefits of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) natural shampoo is that the natural ingredients used nourish, moisturize, and protect the hair.
It also cleanses the hair of frequent product build-up and leaves you with clean, shiny hair.
More importantly, DIY shampoos close the hair cuticle and balance the pH level to protect against tangles and damage to the hair.
This recipe allows for large quantities to be made and be reusable as long as you store it in an airtight container.
- Black soap
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Almond oil
- Castor oil
- Get a large mixing bowl and grate the black soap into bits. If you don’t have a grater, you can use a sharp knife and cut your black soap into bits.
- While you are cutting, boil 2 or 3 cups of water in a large pot and leave it to boil.
- Add the boiling water to the grated black soap, stir and break up the lumps of soap.
- The next step is adding 3 tablespoons of almond oil to the mixture.
- Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil in the mixture. The castor oil acts as a moisturizing agent for your natural hair shampoo.
- Stir the mixture really well.
- Add a preservative to keep it from spoiling, (Vitamin E is a good preservative) or you can just refrigerate it.
- Seal it up in a container with an airtight lid and let it sit for 2-3 days which allows it time to dissolve.
- You can now put it in any container of your choice and it’s ready to use.
This DIY natural hair shampoo moisturizes your hair, is safe for all hair types and doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils