The homemade hair world of hair care is not as simple as it may seem. There are endless options and combinations of ingredients to choose from when it comes to shampooing your locks. And if you are like me, every ounce of that choice can feel overwhelming! It is for this reason that I have decided to share my favorite homemade natural hair shampoo recipes with you here. You will find them below, all with ingredients that are easy on the wallet and easy on your body too! So, let’s get started!
Best Homemade Hair Shampoo
- If you have thin hair, try using a homemade hair shampoo that contains olive oil, coconut oil, and castor oil.
- For curly hair, use a homemade shampoo made with honey and lemon juice as the main ingredients. This will help keep your curls moisturized without weighing them down or making them look greasy.
- If you have dry hair then try using a mixture of apple cider vinegar and almond oil as an alternative to commercial shampoos that tend to strip away too much moisture from the scalp (and thus cause more damage in the long run). For oily scalp or greasy roots but dry ends – use an egg yolk plus baking soda mix on wet roots followed by apple cider vinegar (ACV) diluted 50/50 with water over all of your head before rinsing thoroughly; leave this last step for 5 mins before washing off again under running water; repeat every other day if necessary, until symptoms subside completely!
DIY Hair Shampoo with Sober Ingredients
You will need the following:
- Coconut oil or grapeseed oil (you can substitute other oils, but these work well)
- Essential oil of your choice lavender is nice, but you’ll have to experiment with different scents to find one that works for your hair.
- A few drops of honey or glycerin (optional)
- A spray bottle (optional)
A few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance Directions: Mix the water and sugar together in a bowl and heat on low until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Let cool to room temperature. Combine the water, sugar, and coconut oil in a bottle or jar with a lid. Shake well until the sugar dissolves and your mixture turns clear.
Coconut Oil Homemade Hair Shampoo
Coconut oil is a great base ingredient for homemade hair shampoo. It’s moisturizing and provides a nice lather, making it ideal for all hair types, including dry or damaged locks.
- You can use any type of coconut oil extra-virgin, refined, or fractionated but if your scalp is particularly sensitive (or if you have an oily T-zone), opt for the extra-virgin variety instead of refined or fractionated coconut oil since these two varieties tend to be less greasy.
- For each ounce (30 ml) of coconut oil add the following:
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil – This antibacterial ingredient helps fight dandruff and other scalp conditions like psoriasis or eczema.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda – Helps remove buildup on the scalp which can lead to buildup in hair shafts too! Baking soda also provides a gentle scrubbing action that exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells and helping hair follicles to produce new ones.
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar – This ingredient helps reduce dandruff by balancing pH levels on your scalp and removing buildup of minerals there.
Grapeseed Oil Homemade Hair Shampoo
Grapeseed oil is a great ingredient to add to your homemade shampoo because it’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Grapeseed oil contains vitamin E, which helps promote healthy hair growth by strengthening the hair shaft and preventing breakage and split ends. It also has linoleic acid that works as an emollient for dry skin (yep, your scalp). The fatty acids found in grapeseed oil help remove excess sebum from the scalp while moisturizing at the same time!
The grape seed oil contains many antioxidants including vitamin E and polyphenols that can help reduce inflammation associated with dandruff or psoriasis flare-ups on your head (if you have either).
Grapeseed oil is also rich in linoleic acid, which helps prevent breakage and split ends. It’s a great emollient for dry skin (yep, your scalp), so it moisturizes without weighing down your hair. This means that it won’t leave behind a greasy residue like some other oils do.
DIY Your Own Homemade Hair Shampoo
You can make a shampoo that works better for your hair. You can also make a shampoo that costs less money, smells better, and is more natural.
The reason why I suggest making your own shampoo is that it’s better for the environment. Your local store-bought shampoos contain lots of chemicals and artificial ingredients they’re not good for anyone! That’s why I want you to try making this homemade version instead: it won’t harm anyone in any way (except maybe your wallet). It’s easy enough to whip up at home too!
There you have it, a list of the best homemade hair shampoos with sober ingredients. We hope that after reading this article, you will feel more confident about making your own shampoo at home. As long as you follow our tips and tricks for choosing the right ingredients (and avoid some common pitfalls), there’s no reason why your homemade shampoo shouldn’t work just as well as store-bought products do!