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Homemade shampoo and conditioner for healthy hair

real-fouzEvery now and then we go through rough patches with our hair, we might be doing all we can to have healthy and shiny hair, but it just has a mind of its own. We’re always told to change up our shampoo and conditioner products so we can see results with our hair, but we don’t seem to understand what exactly we’re using in terms of ingredients. Recently I’ve been reading about homemade shampoo and conditioner.

I heard it was good for you to make and use every once in a while as it balances the oils in your scalp and leaves your hair nice and shiny. I think it has become more popular now since many girls are coloring and styling their hair almost on a daily basis, so having a more natural and organic option is always a plus.

I bet you’re asking why make my own shampoo when there are thousands of shampoos ready to buy? Well one, it’s cheaper than commercial bought shampoo, and two, its definitely healthier than the harmful ingredients shampoos contain. It’s always a safe option for new mommies to make their own shampoo for their babies or young kinds, because you’ll only be using natural ingredients, which won’t be harmful whatsoever.

Many people agree that homemade shampoo works better than commercial shampoos, I actually agree and disagree at the same time, it all depends on your recipe and the type of hair that you have.

Some might end up with shinier hair, and some might end up having oily hair - again, it all depends on the recipe. If you’re a true lover of the environment, you will also like the idea of having a shampoo that doesn’t bring in harmful chemicals to you nor to your surroundings.

Lets get to the good part! Here are a few recipes you can try out for your homemade shampoo, but dont forget that it is not necessary that all the recipes will work for your hair type, experiment!

Recipe 1

You’ll need:

• Castile soap - this is basically a hard white soap that is made from olive oil and soda.

• 1/2 a cup of water

• an essential oil; coconut oil, jojoba or olive oil

All you have to do is mix the ingredient together into an old shampoo bottle or glass bottle and that’s it! However, make sure you mix the bottle very well every time before using it.

Recipe 2

You’ll need:

• baking soda

• water

• apple cider vinegar or regular white vinegar

Mix 1/2 a cup of baking soda with 3 cups of water, this amount will be good enough for a few washings. Scrub your scalp with the water and baking soda mixture, this will help in removing any build up left on your scalp from other shampoos, but it will also leave your hair dry, so this is where you mix apple cider vinegar/ regular white vinegar with 1/2 a cup of water to rinse out the baking soda. The vinegar will leave your hair smooth and fluffy like other regular shampoos.

Recipe 3

You’ll need:

• coconut milk

• castile soap

• essential oil of your choice

All you have to do is mix equal amounts of each ingredients but add about 15-20 drops of the oil, not too much to not leave you will oily hair, and if you had dry/ damaged hair add more drops of olive/almond oil to keep it moisturized. Hope these recipes help you guys out, if not it’s fun to experience with things that aren’t harmful, and you never know, you might end up using homemade shampoo for good now!

Let me know how it goes!

Till next week! Xo

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This article was published on 08/07/2015