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How to Make Homemade Shampoo

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Have you ever thought of homemade shampoo? Perhaps after hearing things like “B ingredient is harmful to your hair don’t use shampoos containing B ingredient” and you search for a shampoo that doesn’t have B ingredient only to find out that it has C ingredient which is also not good for your hair. Then you are like ‘So what do I use to wash my hair then’?

Or in your case with all the warnings about using shampoos that have sulphate in them you can’t find a single shampoo in your area that is sulphate-free, what do you do then? Or you run out of shampoo at a bad time?

Well, how about making your own shampoo,  I can hear you say ‘but I don’t know how to make shampoo’ well that’s the purpose of today’s article. The nicest part about making your own shampoo is that you are certain of the shampoo ingredients.

Did you know the most common ingredients for making DIY shampoo can be found in your kitchen? Let’s make shampoo!!.

Baking Soda Shampoo plus Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)


  • 2 Tablespoons of Baking soda also known as sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 Tablespoon of ACV
  • 2 cups of water

Steps to make Baking Soda shampoo

  1. Mix the baking soda with a cup of water and put it away in a container. You can put the mixture in a bottle and shake it well to ensure it is mixed properly. (You use this first)
  2. Mix the ACV with a cup of water and put in a separate container. Mix it well. (This will be used as a conditioning rinse.)

How to use

  1. Apply the baking soda mix directly to your scalp and massage the mix gently into your scalp for about a minute or more.
  2. Rinse the baking soda mix from your hair with water.
  3. Apply the ACV mix to your hair and massage your scalp and hair gently with this mix.
  4. After massaging the mix into your hair for about two minutes you can rinse your hair with water.

After these steps feel free to condition your hair and style it as you wish.

Important Note

When washing your hair with the baking soda mix focus on cleansing your scalp, not hair strands. Use this particular homemade shampoo and conditioner on your hair only once or thrice in a year. (Yes you read that right so this mix is for when you have run out of shampoo and you need shampoo fast. This mix shouldn’t be used like regular shampoo)

Aloe Vera + Onion + Sweet Almond Oil Shampoo


  • 1 glass of Aloe Vera gel. (Gotten from the plant directly or bought from a natural products store)
  • Sweet Almond Oil.
  • 1 medium-sized onion.
  • 2 cups of warm water.

Steps to make the shampoo

  1. Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces then extract the onion juice. You can extract the juice by squeezing it or blending it without water.
  2. Put the aloe Vera gel, the onion and few drops of almond oil into a blender and blend.
  3. Blend until the mixture is smooth and without chunks.
  4. Add the two cups of water and blend till it forms a uniform paste.

How to use

  • Use as you would use a normal shampoo then rinse it out once you are done shampooing.

This homemade shampoo recipe is especially good for people dealing with hair loss and do not worry about the onion smell, it will be gone once you rinse the shampoo off your hair.

Aloe Vera + Honey Shampoo


  • 1 glass of aloe Vera gel.
  • Two cups of warm water.
  • 4 large spoons of honey.

Steps to make the shampoo

  • Pour the aloe vera gel and honey into a blender and blend till the mixture is uniform.
  • Add the two cups of water to the mixture and blend till the new mixture is uniform.

How to use

  1. Apply the mixture to damp hair.
  2. Wash your hair with the mixture and ensure you massage your scalp well with the mixture and your hair strands are properly coated in the mixture.
  3. Allow the mixture to stay on your hair for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with Warm Water.
  4. The last hair rinse after rinsing with warm water should be done with cold water to close the hair cuticles as warm water opens the hair cuticles.

This homemade shampoo works very well for people with damaged hair, Aloe Vera is a great product that repairs and hydrates the hair whilst honey is a good hair moisturizer that keeps the hair hydrated, makes it soft and makes it shinier.

There you have it, DIY Shampoos you can make from everyday ingredients and are made from ingredients you know and trust. I hope this article was beneficial to you. I hope you learnt a lot and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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