Are you feeling a bit adventurous or are just tired of spending a fortune on shampoos with empty promises on the label? Did you know you can make your own! Koko News is here to help. Two recipes that are healthier, cheaper, more sustainable. Want to give it a try?
There is one ingredient and only one that you should buy: base shampoo. Choose natural, vegan, organic or any other characteristics you require. You can add other beneficial ingredients to it and make your own shampoo!
Oily Hair Shampoo
The first natural shampoo recipe we'll talk about is ideal for oily hair. You only need four ingredients and you'll have a natural shampoo that's ideal for cleaning the scalp thoroughly without greasing it.
- Organic base shampoo (270 ml)
- Jojoba oil (14 ml.)
- Petitgrain essential oil (25 drops) and/or
- Lavender essential oil (18 drops)
1. In a clean container, weigh the organic shampoo base, add the jojoba oil and stir to mix the two ingredients.
2. Add the essential oil and stir again.
3. Fill the chosen bottle with the mix
The most important thing is to respect the proportions and avoid an excess of active ingredients.
You can modify the amounts without changing the percentage which is usually 95% of base shampoo and 5% of active ingredients. It is essential to take this into account when making any natural shampoo.
If you're unsure of the use of essential oils, add less drops.
Shampoo for fine hair
If you have fine and somewhat dull hair, take note of this recipe for natural homemade shampoo enriched with tea tree oil, a product loaded with beneficial properties. It is antioxidant and purifying, as well as deeply cleansing and revitalizing. The result is strong, shiny, fresh and light hair.
These are the products needed to make homemade natural shampoo:
- Organic shampoo base
- Tea tree oil
- Vitamin E
Let's see how to make a natural home shampoo with tea tree oil
1. Place 250 ml of organic base shampoo in a clean bowl and add 2g of tea tree oil and 0.5 g of vitamin E.
2. Mix all the ingredients well with a spatula and pack into a jar.
Keep in mind that you can add some coconut or jojoba oil to make the shampoo more nurishing. It all depends on the characteristics of your hair and the properties you want your shampoo to have. Getting used to homemade shampoo may take some time, so be patient. Experiment!
Make sure shampoo base is free of parabens, sulphates and silicones.