Shampoo Making Tips


Making your own shampoo has many benefits, including controlling what you put in your hair, but you need a shampoo base before you can start making it. Making your own shampoo allows you to change the recipe in order to promote different types of treatments for your hair, such as a moisturizing shampoo, or one that will leave your hair soft rather than frizzy. Making your own shampoo ensures that your hair care is all natural and does not contain any harmful chemicals. Read on for some tips for creating an awesome shampoo recipe.


  1. Consider adding eggs to a homemade shampoo recipe. Eggs contain many vitamins and minerals that are really good for the hair. When you use eggs in a shampoo recipe, never use hot water. This will cook the eggs and leave less than desirable results.
  2. Honey is another ingredient that will do wonders for your hair. It will help cleanse and moisturize your hair, and it is good for your scalp. Make sure you wash it well, as it gets very sticky. Use vinegar to rinse out the honey, for a non-sticky shine.
  3. Aside from vinegar, lemon juice is another great ingredient to consider in homemade shampoo. Just make sure you only use it on non-color treated hair. It strips the hair of impurities.
  4. Use baking soda when you want to remove buildup from the hair. This works the same way developer does, but can be gentler if you watch how much of it you use. Only use one tablespoon or less of it.
  5. Avocado is another excellent ingredient. It works wonders, as far as moisturizing and smoothing your hair. Many hair masks contain this ingredient. It can also be used as an oil in the hair.
  6. For thin hair, you can add gelatin to the homemade shampoo. This adds thickness to the hair and leaves it feeling very smooth.
  7. A Castile base works the best with shampoo. This is because it moisturizes the hair. Castille is made by combining olive, hemp, palm oil, and potassium hydroxide.
  8. Use herbs or essential oils in your shampoo recipe for the best results. When making semi-professional shampoo, you’ll need to add herbal tea to it to infuse the herbs into the hair.
  9. Choose herbs based on their properties. Rosemary is a stimulant, while lavender controls oil production. Chamomile works well in light hair, but for dark hair, use sage. You can use both fresh and dried herbs. Dried herbs have a higher concentration, which makes them stronger, while fresh herbs are weaker and require more to work.
  10. Add oils for moisture to your hair. For thin hair, olive oil adds weight, but for thin hair, avocado oil is very light and great for use in any hair. Middle-of-the-road oils include coconut and jojoba. If you use essential oils versus herbs, do not add any additional oils to the shampoo.

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