Regardless of how expensive your shampoo is, it contains tons of chemicals that can ruin your hair health and cause hair loss. Let’s be honest: we do not read the labels and ingredient lists when buying hair care products, do you?
Parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, polyethylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate, and fragrances that contain over 3100 dangerous chemicals each are some of the most harmful ingredients your shampoo is more likely to contain. My suggestion is to switch to homemade shampoos, especially if you have any hair problems. Here are some ideas to try:
1. Mixing coconut oil with shampoo
If you are not ready to use an all-natural homemade shampoo, take baby steps. Start with mixing useful ingredients like coconut oil with your shampoo to get a softer, shinier and healthier hair.
2. Therapeutic homemade shampoo bar
If you are suffering from a flaky or itchy scalp, this homemade shampoo bar may help. It is easy to make and use, and is perfect for all family members. You will need many essential oils, chamomile teabags and a number of other inexpensive ingredients. Get the recipe here.
3. Dry shampoos for light and dark hair
With just mixing 3 to 4 ingredients, you get an all-natural dry shampoo for your hair type. Chances are, you already have baking powder, cocoa powder, cornstarch and some essential oils in your kitchen, so follow the recipe to create your own dry shampoo.
4. Dry shampoo spray
Combine 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons vodka or rubbing alcohol, 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder and a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Pour into a small spray bottle and shake before applying. If you have dark hair, add 1 tablespoon cocoa to the spray.
5. DIY shampoo for dry hair
There are many shampoos for dry hair out there, but all they do is promise the fantastic results that never happen. Give this homemade shampoo recipe a try to see if it works for your locks.
6. DIY herbal shampoo
This one takes some time and effort to create, not to mention that you will need to get many ingredients, but you will not regret you tried this shampoo. Get the recipe and instructions here.
7. Honey and coconut milk homemade shampoo
I found this homemade shampoo recipe accidentally, and I haven’t tried it yet. I love it since it contains only natural ingredients that are definitely good for hair. If you have been using this homemade shampoo for a while, please let me know how it works.
Store-bought shampoo ingredients are probably the last thing on your mind, but switching to homemade versions can make all the difference in your hair rut.