How to Make your own Herbal Hair Shampoo

Many hair products out there are unfortunately too harsh for the hair. That’s a shame, because much of the time, those products are quite expensive. If you want to have a beautiful head of hair without all that expense and without using all those harsh chemicals, then you’re in luck. Here’s your guide to making your own herbal hair shampoo.

1. BAKING SODA BASE
Baking soda is a great alternative to using store-bought shampoo because it’s a very effective cleaner. But, it doesn’t require any excess chemicals to dull and deaden the health of your hair. Use baking soda as a base in your herbal hair shampoo recipes. Usually, a cup or so will work.

2. GINGER ROOT RINSE
You can add this to your baking soda base. Just boil two pieces of ginger root with about two cups or so of water. It’ll feel like you’re making tea! Then, mix with the baking soda. You can form a paste, or, you can make a watery mixture that you can use to rinse your hair with. The paste is great if you have particularly oily hair. Leave it on for at least ten minutes.

3. HERBAL RINSE
Boil sage, chamomile, rosemary, and lavender. You can add the ginger root, too, if you want. Use just like the above, or, you can use without the baking soda base (but it won’t clean as well).

4. APPLE CIDER RINSE
Using a cup or so of apple cider vinegar and some tea tree oil, massage your scalp thoroughly and vigorously. Leave on for about ten minutes, then wash thoroughly. You can follow this up with the herbal rinse, or use one of the conditioner recipes below.

5. BEER SHAMPOO
Buy some cheap beer. You can either use one can or two, but mix with aloe vera gel or some other essential oil which will make it smell a bit better. You can also mix with honey (even better!). Use like regular shampoo, then rinse thoroughly.

6. TOMATO JUICE RINSE
Use one cup of tomato juice for every 2 tablespoons (or so) of baking soda. Apply to wet or damp hair. Rinse thoroughly. Makes hair shiny and restores pH balance.

7. EGG CONDITIONER
Beat 2 eggs and one teaspoon of tea tree oil together. Apply to wet or damp hair, massaging vigorously. Leave on for at least thirty minutes, but better for more than an hour. Rinse using the herbal treatment above.

8. MAYONNAISE PRAISES
Use one cup of mayonnaise with one avocado. Mix until quite smooth. Apply to wet or damp hair, massaging vigorously. Leave on for at least an hour. Rinse with the herbal treatment, or with just regular lukewarm (or moderately cold) water.

9. COCONUT OIL CONDITIONER
Use a third of a cup of virgin coconut oil (available online or at your local herbal supply store) with a little bit of orange juice. The orange juice isn’t as cleaning as lemon juice, but gives it a nice scent. The coconut oil makes the hair moisturized. Leave on overnight (which is best) or for at least an hour. Rinse with the herbal treatment above.

You can mix and match any of these recipes to create your own, but always remember that caring for your hair with organic and natural ingredients will keep it looking its best!