Shampoo is nothing more than just a product with the same role for the hair as the soap has for the skin. This is the main reason why it is very easy to make your own home made shampoo. Moreover, you can turn this into an amusing and nice activity. Whet one must know is that it is not the variety of ingredient’s that you put in it that counts, but there are some essential ingredients that you must not forget.
Like any 100% natural product the shampoo should have a base from where you start. Vegetable oil soap is the ideal base. Dilute it with distilled water until it is completely dissolved. The pure water can still contain some minerals that affect the hair; this is why the usage of distilled water is indicated. Moreover, the distilled water maintains a fresh smell of the shampoo and accentuates its effects.
Add oils and herbs
Once you have obtained the base you can play a little, combining other ingredients. You will obtain a perfect shampoo for your special type of hair and for the color that you have on your hair. For example, if you want to use chamomile, make a hot water infusion, filter it and then mix it with the base. Almost everything that you add in your shampoo should be infused in distilled water. You also have to separate the seeds or the pulp.
Be careful what you add in a shampoo and do not forget that some combinations have a better effect than others. For example â?? the lemon oil and the lemon juice have an amazing effect on the blond hair, giving it a bright shade. Anyhow, one cannot say the same thing on the effect of darker hair. Also, bear in mind that some of the plants are used in making the hair dye. If you have a light colored hair there is the possibility that the plants used in preparing the shampoo, may have an effect on the hair and get a certain shade. Anyhow, do not scare- as the nuances that are obtained through plants, will shade away after one or two washes.
Choose the right plants according to the hair type
Before creating your own shampoo, bear in mind that some ingredients are suited for all hair types – such as the rosemary, the salvia, the tea tree, the lemon grass and the ginger. Usually one uses dried herbs but this is not a rule. One can as well use fresh herbs.
The simplest method to know what to put in your homemade shampoo is to take a look in the ingredients of your favorite shampoo and get inspired. If it contains strawberries – then add some strawberries in the mix and so on. The indicated plants for the oily hair are – mint leaves, tea tree leaves, cucumber juice or cinnamon. The indicated plants for dry hair are orange flowers, lavender, jojoba oil, coconut oil or avocado oil.
Add some perfume
This is not mandatory. But if you do not like the smell of a plant or you just wish that your shampoo has a more attractive smell, you can add in it a tint of your preferred perfume, essential oils or some perfumed elements ingredients. Do not expect that a homemade shampoo make forma like a shampoo bought from the store. Also, do not forget that a home shampoo expires faster than a shampoo from the commerce. If it is kept in a hermetic closed recipient, in a dry and cold place, it can resist up to a year. If not, it barely resists six month.