Making Homemade Shampoo & Conditioner

by Rachel Baker on January 24, 2015

My hair is at a very interesting stage. It is getting more and more grey. I say grey, but it seems more like it is turning silver and white. Mixed with my brunette hair, there is an awesome salt and pepper thing going on, where the white is starting to show more than the dark brown. While it isn’t very coarse, its definately a bit less soft and shiny than it used to be.

I have been thinking I wanted to try to make my own shampoo; and this article tells me everything I need to know to make this happen.

Recently, I bought dried lavender at The Spice House in Chicago. If you haven’t bought herbs and spices there yet, you should…they are fantastic, and their mixes are incredible. I am going to try a batch of shampoo with these flower buds and see how it turns out.

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Having strong, beautiful hair doesn’t require exotic hair treatments, or cost a fortune. Simple, homemade shampoo and conditioner products can keep your hair healthy, bouncy and full of shine—and they’re easier to make than a pot of soup.

Great-looking hair is something everyone desires, and it is not difficult to achieve. If you eat a well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest, your skin and hair will show it. Although proper hair care and conditioning are vital, the most important thing you can do for your hair is to keep it clean and well nourished.

Hair-care products, such as shampoos, conditioners and rinses, all perform specific functions that keep your hair looking and feeling its best. Shampoo cleans the scalp first and hair second by loosening dirt and oils. Conditioners protect the hair from drying out and becoming too brittle, which can result in breakage. Rinses clean the hair thoroughly and help to remove any hair-product traces.

Make sure to keep homemade hair products in clean containers in a cool, dry place. Avoid germ contamination by washing hands before making and using hair-care products. If the products separate, simply stir the mixture thoroughly. If one of your homemade products smells very bad, it probably is. Throw it out.

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