Ditching shampoo. SO weird, right? I was completely averse to this idea at first – just very happy with my commercial shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, volumizer, hairspray, gel…. Whew.
I eventually did give it up though, and truly, I haven’t looked back. Except for one time when someone gave me an olive oil shampoo, and I didn’t read the ingredients closely. Yep, there were sulfates and all that garbage in the shampoo, and I ended up having an awful allergic reaction. My ears, face and neck broke out into a hot, itchy, swollen mess for several days, and I learned the hard way: no more shampoo for me, and READ THE STINKIN’ INGREDIENTS.
I applied diluted lavender and helichrysum essential oil which took away the itching when even Benadryl wouldn’t. (Why didn’t I try that first? duh!!) Anyway.
Some no poo methods are very simple, such as a baking soda dilution and a vinegar rinse, but sometimes something more familiar is easier to transition to, and stick with. Here are sixteen homemade shampoo recipes for you to try.
16 Homemade Shampoo Recipes
DIY Honey Shampoo from Empowered Sustenance
How to Make Natural Shampoo from The Wellness Mama
Homemade Shampoo from Life From the Ground Up
pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe for a Healthy Scalp from Thank Your Body
Not Ready for No-Poo? Try Sorta-Poo With Coconut Milk and Castille from Crunchy Betty
Aromatherapy Shampoo from Wellness and Workouts
Coconut Oil Shampoo Bars from Mommypotamus
Ancient Hair Care: Rice Water Shampoo from The Epoch Times
DIY Herbal Goddess Soapnuts Shampoo from The Hippy Homemaker
Problems with No-Poo or Low-Poo? Here’s the Holy Grail of Natural Shampoos from Almost Exactly
All Natural Homemade Shampoo for Kids from Living Well Mom
Homemade Shampoo with Rye Flour: Natural Pro-V for Thick, Shiny, Healthy Hair! from My Healthy Green Family
Soap Nuts Shampoo from The Wellness Mama
Homemade Rosemary Peppermint Shampoo from Homemade Mommy
Homemade Herbal Shampoo from It’s A Love/Love Thing
Make Your Own Shampoo and Conditioner from Life Sanity
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I hope that helps someone today.
Have a beautiful day,
P.S. Even though I love making homemade stuff, I don’t always have the time, opportunity, or motivation to mix something up. When that happens, I will use Morrocco Method products (SUPER clean and healthy shampoos, conditioners, serums, etc.), and sometimes Shea Moisture products for ease when I’m traveling. They have both worked wonderfully for me. Try any of these healthier shampoos out, homemade or pre-made, and see which work best for you!!
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