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Weekend Project: Make Your Own Chemical Free Shampoo (It's Really Easy!)

September 22, 2017 by Alaisha Key
shefinds | beauty

Having trouble finding a shampoo that will cleanse your hair without completely drying out your strands in the process? Well, you’re not alone. I’ve had my fair share of lackluster washes with several products that left my tresses feeling less than. If you’re looking to change up your routine with a more moisturizing shampoo that fits your hair texture, then it may be time to consider making your own.

It’s actually pretty easy if you have the right ingredients. I use castile soap as a base for my shampoo. It’s great because it doesn’t include the chemicals that you would find in many shampoos. This soap cleans your hair. It’s also oil based, so it’s gentle enough to wash hair without stripping it and drying out your scalp.

To create your own mix, grab an empty bottle. Fill it about a third or half way with pure castile soap, and then fill the bottle with equal parts water to dilute the soap. It may take some experimenting to find the right ratio for you, but it’s totally worth it. After, I usually like to add in a few essential oils like as almond oil, peppermint oil, jojoba oil, and lavender to further nourish the scalp. Shake it up. And there you have it: an easy recipe for homemade shampoo!

Bonus tip: follow up your wash with an acidic rinse, such as a solution of  apple cider vinegar and water, to help seal in moisture and balance the PH levels in your hair and scalp.

Be sure to check out how to make your own tinted lip balm and this DIY split end repair treatment.

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