Here are some natural shampoo recipes that should make you curious to try out.
Contrary to what people think, a shampoo is simply a cleanser and it does not have to have bubbles in order to be effective…that is just the myth around the word itself. Here are a few natural shampoo recipes without bubbles and still getting the job done.
Apple cider vinegar
Now, as you can see, there are no quantities listed, simply ingredients. That is basically your choice which depends on your hair length and hair volume/fullness and the consistency you like. I usually use a ratio of 1:1. For example, when I do a mud wash, I use 8 tablespoons of clay to 8 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and add enough water to my desired consistency- which would also depend on whether I am doing this on freshly cowashed hair or dry hair. You don’t want all the wash, washing your shoulders, face or entire body for that matter, well, at least not at this time. Once you have mixed the ingredients, simply apply to the length of your hair and once all your hair is covered, you left the mud sit on your hair for 15-20 minutes covered with a plastic cap. Then rinse really well and the result will be soft and clean hair, ready for the next step of your hair care regimen.
BAKING SODA WASH
The ratio on this combination is 1:8…meaning – 1 tablespoon baking soda to 8 tablespoons of water. Yes, you can measure water using a tablespoon. Things don’t need to be difficult or exact. DIY recipes all depend on the individual and their needs. It always helps to make enough for the purpose versus having too much left over and then worrying about the shelf life and where to store it to extend its effectiveness. Once you mix the ingredients, you simply massage into your hair, focusing on your scalp. The baking soda will make the oil and accumulated dirt on your hair dissolve. Let the mixture sit on your hair for about 10 minutes while hair is covered in a plastic cap. And then you rinse very well. This should leave your hair soft and clean, ready for your conditioner and the rest of your hair care regimen.
CORNSTARCH DRY SHAMPOO
This has to be one of the simplest recipes ever! If you find that time eludes your beauty needs, this can be a quick fix. Simply, put a few tablespoons of cornstarch in a little bowl and take it with you to the bathroom. Then simply brush the cornstarch through your hair. The cornstarch will adhere to the oils on your hair strands and then will be removed with brushing. Of course, only add enough to do the job – you don’t want to look like a blond if you are a brunette!