Natural Homemade Shampoo Recipe for Healthy Scalp and Shiny Hair
If you want to have healthy scalp and shiny hair, make this simple Shampoo recipe that will solve any hair problems!
Nowadays, most of the products for hair wash are contain chemical substances that can harm our health. Those substances actually “travel” through the pores in our skin. Like that, they make their way into our blood stream.
Shampoo manufacturers want their products to have attractive smell and create a lot of foam. But maybe we are not conscious that these things are actually very powerful and can detrimental to our health if we use them over time. For example, most of these products contain sodium lauryl sulfate. It is a surfactant (tensioactive compound) used as an industrial degreaser and detergent. When we apply it to the scalp, it actually removes the natural oils on our scalp. That’s how it irritates and dries our skin. It is also toxic.
A natural and healthy alternative is to use organic shampoos. You can make one with natural and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils. We have to mention that these shampoos can be more expensive than conventional products.
To get around these problems, one solution is to use a traditional formula which is natural and cost-effective. You can make at home, for example this amazing shampoo of apple vinegar and sodium bicarbonate.
For This Natural Shampoo Recipe You Need:
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Apple cider vinegar
- Two plastic bottles
How to prepare your shampoo recipe and conditioner
If you use it for normal hair, into a glass of warm water mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate until it dissolves and fills half of one of the bottles with it. This first mixture is your shampoo. For oily hair add more bicarbonate, or simply reduce the amount if you have dry hair.
Next step is to mix one glass of water with a quarter of a glass of apple cider vinegar in the second bottle. This second mixture acts as a conditioner. The drier your hair is, the more vinegar you’ll need to add.
How to apply the homemade natural shampoo and conditioner
- Apply the mixture of bicarbonate to wet hair, covering the scalp in sections and slowly, gently massaging it in.
- Rinse well. The hair will feel a little rough, but the vinegar will neutralize the
- Apply the vinegar mixture over the hair and scalp, and then rinse it out.
Other optional ingredients for this Shampoo Recipe
You can also add essential oils to these natural hair products. It will give the hair a very nice look and you will also benefit from their different therapeutic properties. For example, tea tree oil helps get rid of dandruff. Rosemary oil helps preventing hair loss. We use lavender to relax the scalp and leaves a lovely scent. Don’t worry, when your hair dries the vinegar smell will disappear.
Apply a little sesame oil or jojoba oil after washing if your hair is very dry, and treat it to a hydrating hair mask when you feel it needs it.
The hair will need a little time to adjust to the use of natural products, to replace that natural layer of oil that keeps our hair and scalp healthy. Once you leave chemical products, you might experience notable changes, such as more dandruff or greasier hair. But be patient because after few weeks the positive effects will come up.
Another slower option is to make this transition step by step. Each time you wash your hair, use progressively less chemical products, and progressively more natural shampoo and conditioner, until you will eventually no longer use those harmful chemical products at all!3
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