Everybody uses shampoo but most shampoos available in the commercial market are full of chemicals. Thus, you can make your very own 100% natural homemade shampoo with some kitchen ingredients. Here’s a list of the top 9 homemade shampoos.
Natural Homemade Shampoos in India:
1. Castile Soap Shampoo:
Start by making a cup of chamomile tea and let it cool. Next, heat the castile soap in a microwave oven for a minute or you can do it in a small pot on the stove too but do not bring it to a boil. Pour ½ oz. of olive oil, ¼ oz. tea tree oil and 1/8 oz. each of peppermint and rosemary oils into the heated soap. Stir the soap gently so that no foam or bubbles are formed. Slowly add the chamomile tea to the mixture. When cooled down, pour it into a container and your shampoo is ready to use.
2. Soap Flakes Shampoo:
Begin by flaking a soap with a grater or knife. Put 4 ounces of soap flakes in a large bowl. Boil a quart of water in the stove or a microwave oven. Next, pour the boiling water over the flakes so that the small soap flakes immediately dissolve. Stir the mixture to dissolve the flakes entirely. Add ¼ cup of almond oil and eight drops of your favourite essential oil such as peppermint or lavender and stir the mixture well. When cooled completely, transfer it into a container.
3. Baking Soda Shampoo:
This recipe is excellent for removing dandruff. Mix 1 ½ tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of water and add any essential oil of your choice into it. Apply it on your head like a regular shampoo. It is simple and really quick to make.
4. Lemon and Cucumber Shampoo:
This is a great recipe because it will not only cleanse but nourish your hair too. You need to peel a cucumber and a lemon completely before putting them in a food processor. Blend it well until you get a smooth runny paste. Scrub the mixture really well on your head and rinse off when done. Be patient because it will take time to remove every bit of lemon from your hair.
5. Cornstarch Thickening Shampoo:
This recipe is great for getting more volume and thickness into your hair. Make a mixture of 1 ½ tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of water. Then, add cornstarch to it until it reaches your desired level of thickness. Scrub it well on your head and wash it off when done.
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6. Deep Conditioning Shampoo:
This shampoo will not only cleanse your hair but will provide deep conditioning too. Take one cup of liquid organic castile soap, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of tea tree oil, a few drops of essential oil of your choice and ¼ cup of water. Mix all the ingredients well and pour the mixture preferably in a spray bottle. Use when required.
7. Coconut Shampoo:
Coconut Shampoo works wonders for dry hair. Mix together ¼ cup of coconut milk, 1/3 cup of extra mild organic shampoo, one tablespoon of almond oil and 10 drops of any of your favourite essential oils. Shake the mixture well and use it to shampoo your hair.
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8. Honey and Cognac Shampoo:
This shampoo works like magic on the scalp and hair. Mix half a cup of baby organic shampoo, a tablespoon of honey and a small glass of cognac. Apply it to your hair and let it rest for five minutes before washing it off.
9. Anti-Dandruff Shampoo:
You will require ¼ cup of distilled water, ¼ cup of liquid castile soap, ½ cup of jojoba or grapeseed oil, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and six finely chopped garlic cloves. Blend them all in a food processor until you get a smooth paste. Use it on your hair and scalp.
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