Natural Shampoo – Recipe

These days, most of the products we use to wash our hair are synthetic and contain substances that can damage our health as they travel through the pores in our skin and make their way into the blood stream. If you want to protect your hair from all this, here’s an all-natural shampoo recipe that’s easy to make at home!




Shampoo manufacturers want their products to smell attractive and create a lot of foam, and we don’t realize that these are actually very powerful products and are detrimental to our health when used over time. For example, most of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant (tensioactive compound) which is used as an industrial detergent and degreaser. When we apply it to our scalp, it removes the natural oils on our scalp and irritates and dries the skin. It is also toxic.

A natural and healthy alternative is to use organic shampoos, made with natural and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils, although 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 and that you can make at home, for example the following shampoo made from sodium bicarbonate and apple vinegar.

What you’ll need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Two plastic bottles

How to prepare your shampoo and conditioner

For normal hair, mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate into a glass of warm water until it dissolves and fill half of one of the bottles with it. This first mixture is your shampoo.  Add more bicarbonate for oily hair, or reduce the amount if you have dry hair.




Mix a quarter of a glass of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water 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 your natural shampoo and conditioner

  1. Apply the bicarbonate mixture to wet hair, covering the scalp in sections and gently massaging it in.
  2. Rinse well. The hair will feel a little rough, but the vinegar will neutralize its pH.
  3. Apply the vinegar mixture over the hair and scalp, and then rinse it out.

Other optional ingredients

We can add essential oils to these natural hair products to give the hair a pleasant fragrance and to benefit from their therapeutic properties. For example, tea tree oil helps with dandruff, and rosemary oil helps prevent hair loss. Lavender is relaxing for the scalp and leaves a lovely scent. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear when your hair dries.

Natural Shampoo – Recipe

Rosemary essential oil is a great oil to add to our natural shampoo

If your hair is very dry, apply a little jojoba oil or sesame oil after washing, and treat it to a hydrating hair mask when you feel it needs it.

The hair needs 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 behind, you might experience notable changes, such as greasier hair or more dandruff. Do be patient, however, because after a couple of weeks the positive effects will start to show. Another option is to make the transition slowly, using progressively less chemical products each time you wash, and progressively more natural shampoo and conditioner, until you’re eventually no longer using those damaging chemical products at all!




Natural Shampoo – Recipe




 

How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo

These days, most of the products we use to wash our hair are synthetic and contain substances that can damage our health as they travel through the pores in our skin and make their way into the blood stream. If you want to protect your hair from all this, here’s an all-natural shampoo recipe that’s easy to make at home!




Shampoo manufacturers want their products to smell attractive and create a lot of foam, and we don’t realize that these are actually very powerful products and are detrimental to our health when used over time. For example, most of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant (tensioactive compound) which is used as an industrial detergent and degreaser. When we apply it to our scalp, it removes the natural oils on our scalp and irritates and dries the skin. It is also toxic.

A natural and healthy alternative is to use organic shampoos, made with natural and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils, although 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 and that you can make at home, for example the following shampoo made from sodium bicarbonate and apple vinegar.

What you’ll need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Two plastic bottles

How to prepare your shampoo and conditioner

For normal hair, mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate into a glass of warm water until it dissolves and fill half of one of the bottles with it. This first mixture is your shampoo.  Add more bicarbonate for oily hair, or reduce the amount if you have dry hair.

Mix a quarter of a glass of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water 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 your natural shampoo and conditioner

  1. Apply the bicarbonate mixture to wet hair, covering the scalp in sections and gently massaging it in.
  2. Rinse well. The hair will feel a little rough, but the vinegar will neutralize its pH.
  3. Apply the vinegar mixture over the hair and scalp, and then rinse it out.

Other optional ingredients

We can add essential oils to these natural hair products to give the hair a pleasant fragrance and to benefit from their therapeutic properties. For example, tea tree oil helps with dandruff, and rosemary oil helps prevent hair loss. Lavender is relaxing for the scalp and leaves a lovely scent. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear when your hair dries.

If your hair is very dry, apply a little jojoba oil or sesame oil after washing, and treat it to a hydrating hair mask when you feel it needs it.

The hair needs 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 behind, you might experience notable changes, such as greasier hair or more dandruff. Do be patient, however, because after a couple of weeks the positive effects will start to show. Another option is to make the transition slowly, using progressively less chemical products each time you wash, and progressively more natural shampoo and conditioner, until you’re eventually no longer using those damaging chemical products at all!




 

How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo

These days, most of the products we use to wash our hair are synthetic and contain substances that can damage our health as they travel through the pores in our skin and make their way into the blood stream. If you want to protect your hair from all this, here’s an all-natural shampoo recipe that’s easy to make at home!

Shampoo manufacturers want their products to smell attractive and create a lot of foam, and we don’t realize that these are actually very powerful products and are detrimental to our health when used over time. For example, most of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant (tensioactive compound) which is used as an industrial detergent and degreaser. When we apply it to our scalp, it removes the natural oils on our scalp and irritates and dries the skin. It is also toxic.

A natural and healthy alternative is to use organic shampoos, made with natural and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils, although 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 and that you can make at home, for example the following shampoo made from sodium bicarbonate and apple vinegar.

What you’ll need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Two plastic bottles

How to prepare your shampoo and conditioner

For normal hair, mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate into a glass of warm water until it dissolves and fill half of one of the bottles with it. This first mixture is your shampoo.  Add more bicarbonate for oily hair, or reduce the amount if you have dry hair.

Mix a quarter of a glass of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water 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 your natural shampoo and conditioner

  1. Apply the bicarbonate mixture to wet hair, covering the scalp in sections and gently massaging it in.
  2. Rinse well. The hair will feel a little rough, but the vinegar will neutralize its pH.
  3. Apply the vinegar mixture over the hair and scalp, and then rinse it out.

Other optional ingredients

We can add essential oils to these natural hair products to give the hair a pleasant fragrance and to benefit from their therapeutic properties. For example, tea tree oil helps with dandruff, and rosemary oil helps prevent hair loss. Lavender is relaxing for the scalp and leaves a lovely scent. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear when your hair dries.

If your hair is very dry, apply a little jojoba oil or sesame oil after washing, and treat it to a hydrating hair mask when you feel it needs it.

The hair needs 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 behind, you might experience notable changes, such as greasier hair or more dandruff. Do be patient, however, because after a couple of weeks the positive effects will start to show. Another option is to make the transition slowly, using progressively less chemical products each time you wash, and progressively more natural shampoo and conditioner, until you’re eventually no longer using those damaging chemical products at all!

How To Make Natural Homemade Shampoo

These days, most of the products we use to wash our hair are synthetic and contain substances that can damage our health as they travel through the pores in our skin and make their way into the blood stream. If you want to protect your hair from all this, here’s an all-natural shampoo recipe that’s easy to make at home!

Shampoo manufacturers want their products to smell attractive and create a lot of foam, and we don’t realize that these are actually very powerful products and are detrimental to our health when used over time. For example, most of them contain sodium lauryl sulfate, a surfactant (tensioactive compound) which is used as an industrial detergent and degreaser. When we apply it to our scalp, it removes the natural oils on our scalp and irritates and dries the skin. It is also toxic.

A natural and healthy alternative is to use organic shampoos, made with natural and plant-based ingredients and scented with essential oils, although 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 and that you can make at home, for example the following shampoo made from sodium bicarbonate and apple vinegar.

What you’ll need

  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Two plastic bottles

How to prepare your shampoo and conditioner

For normal hair, mix a tablespoon of bicarbonate into a glass of warm water until it dissolves and fill half of one of the bottles with it. This first mixture is your shampoo.  Add more bicarbonate for oily hair, or reduce the amount if you have dry hair.

Mix a quarter of a glass of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water 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 your natural shampoo and conditioner

  1. Apply the bicarbonate mixture to wet hair, covering the scalp in sections and gently massaging it in.
  2. Rinse well. The hair will feel a little rough, but the vinegar will neutralize its pH.
  3. Apply the vinegar mixture over the hair and scalp, and then rinse it out.

Other optional ingredients

We can add essential oils to these natural hair products to give the hair a pleasant fragrance and to benefit from their therapeutic properties. For example, tea tree oil helps with dandruff, and rosemary oil helps prevent hair loss. Lavender is relaxing for the scalp and leaves a lovely scent. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear when your hair dries.

If your hair is very dry, apply a little jojoba oil or sesame oil after washing, and treat it to a hydrating hair mask when you feel it needs it.

The hair needs 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 behind, you might experience notable changes, such as greasier hair or more dandruff. Do be patient, however, because after a couple of weeks the positive effects will start to show. Another option is to make the transition slowly, using progressively less chemical products each time you wash, and progressively more natural shampoo and conditioner, until you’re eventually no longer using those damaging chemical products at all!

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How You Find the Perfect Shampoo

I don’t know about you, but shopping for shampoo really stresses me out. TBH, I really have to be in the mindset to conquer, just to step foot in the hair-care aisle at my Duane Reade. The whole experience is very overwhelming, and even though I know what kind of hair type I have, I never really know if the selection I’ve made will suit my hair until I’ve tried it. Not okay.

Finally, I said, “enough is enough” and I reached out to Steven DeCarlo and Judy McGuiness, Senior Stylists at Mizu New York for their advice. Because when in doubt, turn to a pro.

Fine hair

Let’s start with fine hair, because I have fine hair and I am a narcissist—at least I can admit it. DeCarlo explained to me that if one has fine hair, they should be picking up a volumizing shampoo since they are the lightest and build body by giving the cuticle lift and lightness. Judy added, “Straight, fine hair can look for more volumizing shampoos, especially if the hair tends to get oily.” Another suggestion Judy gave me was to mix up shampoos and conditioners if you have an oily scalp but dry ends.

“Feel free to mix up shampoos and conditioners. Just because they’re usually sold as a set doesn’t mean you have to adhere to that. If you have an oily scalp but dry ends, get a clarifying or volume shampoo (so that you’re cleansing where the oil is—at the scalp) and a moisture conditioner,” she said.

And if your fine hair is color-treated, Judy suggests going with a lighter weight color-safe shampoo.

How You Find the Perfect Shampoo

Color-treated hair

Steven says that if you dye your hair it is important—if not imperative—that you use a shampoo for hair that is color treated. Why? He notes that some shampoo and conditioners for color-treated hair have SPF in them to protect the hair from fading. #Noted.

If you are no stranger to bleach or if you have grey hair, purple shampoo (in moderation) is your friend. Steven tells me, “If your blonde or grey hair seems dull… or is turning yellow…purple shampoo can cancel out the yellow tones and restore the shine to your strands, bringing its vibrancy back. Same thing goes for grey.”

What if your hair is flat and dull? “Pick up a shine shampoo! They add a lot of reflection to the hair,” he says. Continuing, “If you have naturally dark hair, these formulations help give more reflection against light and sunlight, so your natural hair color will appear more vibrant.” A simple rinse and possible repeat could have you living in a Pantene commercial? Sign me up.

Color-treated hair

Curly hair

Curly girls, listen up! Judy gave me this little tip which will change your life. “If your curls are frizzy, and they get worse in the humidity, it’s because they are literally reaching for the moisture.” The solution? Pick a super moisturizing, and likely heavier formulation, to tame your curls and your frizz so that they have the bounce, definition, and shine you yearn for.

Don’t worry… if you’re scalp is dry and sensitized (think flaky, sore, etc.), we didn’t forget about you! Judy suggests tea tree shampoos. “They’ll soothe and exfoliate, helping to relieving and itchy, or flaky situation.”

And you guys, just to make sure we were the most helpful… we made you a little infographic that will lead you to exactly the shampoo you should pick up, STAT. Check it out below.

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