DIY- 4 Natural Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Shampoo

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We all use shampoo, right? But do we all know what he has? In recent years, it has become fashionable to make homemade shampoo to avoid the chemicals in commercial shampoos such as glycerin, sulfates, colorants, and other chemicals that could end up damaging your scalp. Using natural products such as bicarbonate, aloe vera, organic almond oil, or rosemary, you will obtain an incredible result. Next, we show you how to make a homemade shampoo with 100% natural and ecological products.

How to Prepare a Natural Shampoo?

There are many recipes that we can follow to make a natural, homemade, and ecological shampoo. First, you must gather all the necessary ingredients for this, avoiding materials such as soda or neutral glycerin that are not ecological at all. Instead, better to use products such as soap or soap plant and washing nuts. In this way, you can choose between making a homemade shampoo with aromatic herbs or with other ingredients such as aloe vera, natural oils, and fruits. These are some of the recipes that we propose to make your natural shampoo with different herbs and, most importantly, only with organic products.

#1. Natural Plant Shampoo

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek

  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves

  • 15 to 20 washing nuts or dried soap nuts

  • 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus leaves and flowers

  • 3 large cups of mineral water

  • 1 tablespoon raspberry leaves

  • 1 lemon

  • You can also add other herbs like thyme or rosemary, but you should add ½ glass of water for every extra tablespoon of herbs.

Preparation:

  1. Open the washed nuts and remove the seeds.

  2. Add the seeds to an empty saucepan with all the herbs and seeds, except the lemon.

  3. Add water and bring to a simmer, letting it boil for about 15 minutes and stirring from time to time.

  4. After this time, and when you see that the mixture is homogeneous, remove it from the heat, strain it and let it cool.

  5. Next, extract the juice from the lemon, remove the pulp, and add it to the mixture, stirring well.

  6. If you see the mixture too thick, you can add a little more water at the end, without overdoing it. 

This natural shampoo recipe is indicated for oily hair, and you can use it several times a week. However, like any other shampoo, it is not recommended to be used daily as you must allow your skin and hair to sit.

#2. Homemade Shampoo With Bicarbonate

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lavender

  • 2 large cups of water

  • 2 tablespoons of Saponaria powder

Indications:

  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil, and when it is boiling, add the Saponaria. Stir well until it is integrated.

  2. While stirring, add the baking soda and lavender at the same time.

  3. Boil for 15 minutes over low heat.

  4. Finally, remove the mixture from the heat, strain it through a fine strainer and let it cool. Place the open jar or jar in a cool, dry place to cool down, as you won’t be able to use it until after 12 hours of standing. 

Bicarbonate of soda is perfect for deep cleaning the scalp, and also, this shampoo has an anti-hair loss effect because it stimulates the circulation of the scalp.

#3. Natural Aloe Vera Shampoo

Ingredients:

  • 1 aloe vera or aloe leaf

  • 150 milliliters of mineral water

  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

  • 1 fresh rosemary leaf

  • 15 wash nuts or dried soap nuts

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 fresh rosemary leaf

Preparation:

  1. Cut an aloe vera leaf and remove the gel. Leave it in a container and open the washing nuts to remove the seeds.

  2. Pour the water into a pot along with the walnut seeds, aloe vera, and rosemary. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally.

  3. After 15 minutes, strain the mixture through a fine strainer and add the lemon juice and sweet almond oil.

  4. Stir again so that everything is well integrated and store it in a definitive container you want to use to keep the shampoo.

  5. Finally, you can add more water if you think it has become too thick, but remember to always shake the container before using it.

This aloe vera shampoo recipe is ideal for dry hair, as this plant is very moisturizing.

#4. Homemade Shampoo With Clay

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Saponaria powder

  • 3 large cups of water

  • 20 drops of essential oil that you like

  • 2 tablespoons of white, green, or red clay, depending on the needs of your hair

Preparation:

  1. Boil water in a pot, and when it starts to boil, add the Saponaria.

  2. Stir until it has almost completely dissolved.

  3. Add the clay while stirring and lower the heat to finish boiling for about five more minutes.

  4. Remove the mixture from the heat, strain it through a fine strainer and let it cool.

  5. While it is still warm, add the drops of essential oil to the mixture.

  6. To finish, let it sit uncovered in a cool, dry place for a few hours before using it.

This natural, chemical-free shampoo is designed for oily hair and to combat dandruff.

And now, to show off an enviable mane, make the one that best suits the needs of your hair. 

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