Homemade Shampoo

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Homemade Shampoo and Vinegar Hair Rinse- great recipes for all hair types, simple, affordable, not to mention....chemical free shampoo!!

I'm going to show you how to make shampoo and a great vinegar rinse.  With homemade shampoo recipes and variations there's even a dandruff treatments.  We're going to start with a basic recipe and go from there......

Before we get started, a few suggestions:

If you don’t use distilled, purified or ionized water, boil your tap for about 2 minutes to kill the bacteria and help your solution stay fresher, longer.

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If you find bottles with flip caps or foaming pumps it will make application easier. 

Although, some like spray bottles – choose whatever works best for you.

One last tip, If you want your homemade shampoo to be thicker, you can buy Xantham Gum. 

Use very little – it works well.

After you've mastered your own favorite homemade shampoo recipe, you may want to finish with a vinegar rinse. 

In fact, it will make your hair feel fantastic!

A simple vinegar hair rinse will remove residue that builds up on your hair shafts and closes the hair cuticles making it smoother and more manageable.

You can add your choice of essential oils as well using the basic recipe below.

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Basic Shampoo Recipe

1/3 C Water

1/3 C Liquid Castile Soap

1 t Oil  (see links below to order)

1 tsp baking soda

Mix ingredients well and pour into bottle of choice. Give it a quick shake before using.

Jojoba Oil 16 fl oz Oil Grapeseed Oil 16 fl oz Oil Coconut Oil Extra Virgin Organic 54 fl oz Solid Oil

Now for some 3 variations to the above recipe:

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1) Add 10 drops each of tea tree oil and peppermint oilStimulating to the scalp and senses.

2) Add 1/3 C Aloe Vera Gel – great for dry hair.

3) Add 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar for dandruff.

Experiment with a combination of oils - A tropical escape or a refreshing burst of citrus?  Have Fun!!!

Baking Soda Shampoo

This recipe is for a single use, slightly longer than shoulder length so adjust accordingly using more/less soda and water

2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

2 Tablespoons Water

Mix together in a small container with a lid, shake well before using.   It may take a week or two to get the recipe correct for your hair.  Also, if your hair feels oily or unclean after several uses, try using more soda.

Distribute the mixture onto scalp and work thru hair to the ends.  Leave on hair for several minutes while you are showering.

Rinse thoroughly and follow up with a......

                                                      Vinegar Rinse

3 Tablespoons vinegar to 1 C water. (you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil)

Pour over hair after shampooing, wait a couple minutes before rinsing.

If you’re ever in a pinch and want something very BASIC, the following two recipes works great too!

1 oz Vinegar
4 oz Water
Mix well and massage well and rinse.


Use Baking Soda as a Dry Shampoo

Sprinkle on your hair and comb through.  Fluff with blow dryer or fingers                                                    

                                           CHLORINE REMOVER

Add 1/2 tsp baking soda in 1 pint of water, stir well and pour over your hair.   It will remove the chlorine and discoloration, restoring your hair back to health!

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