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10 DIY Shampoo Recipes for Naturally Healthy Hair

When you want to save money and wash your hair with gentle, natural, and safe ingredients, you can learn how to make shampoo at home. We’ll show you how to make homemade shampoo that is safe to use every day and leaves your hair healthy, clean, manageable, and full of shine. These DIY shampoo recipes come in a variety of flavors and colors and are easy, fun, & cheap to make.

1. DIY Shampoo for Dry Hair

You can make a simple homemade shampoo by using this recipe that calls for inexpensive and easily obtained ingredients. This DIY shampoo helps restore your hair’s health and also leaves your hair manageable and clean. It is also safe to use on your children’s hair and will not sting their eyes like commercial shampoos that you buy at the store. To make this easy DIY natural shampoo, use ingredients like:

Combine the ingredients and then store them in a squeeze bottle. Use this inexpensive and gentle DIY coconut milk shampoo daily to keep your hair healthy, full of body, and easy to manage.

Coconut half and jar of oil

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2. DIY No-Poo Shampoo

This DIY shampoo has a quizzical name. However, it is renowned for being a great DIY clarifying shampoo that you can use to remove residue and buildup in your hair. To make this shampoo, you only need two inexpensive ingredients. When you combine those two ingredients, you get a safe, cheap, & effective shampoo that you can use whenever your hair develops buildup from commercial shampoos and styling products.

Mix the two together and pour into a squeeze bottle. Use the DIY shampoo whenever you want to restore your hair’s shine and body.

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3. DIY Natural Shampoo for Sensitive Skin

When you want a simple DIY shampoo that is made from all-natural ingredients, give this great homemade natural shampoo recipe a try. It smells great and has a smooth texture. It also leaves your hair healthy, shiny, and easy to brush or comb. This tutorial teaches you how to make shampoo without artificial dyes, fragrances, and preservatives. It calls for ingredients like:

Place all the ingredients in a bottle, and shake well (also do this before every use).

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4. Basic DIY Shampoo for Normal Hair

When your hair does not have any special challenges like split ends or dryness, you can use this simple DIY shampoo recipe to make a shampoo that is perfect for normal hair. It has nurturing essential oils in it that also make it a low-cost and effective DIY dandruff shampoo if needed. To make this shampoo, use ingredients that include:

  • 1/2 cup of distilled water
  • 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 tablespoon of jojoba oil

Just mix the ingredients and store them in a glass bottle to increase the lifespan of this DIY shampoo.

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5. DIY Hair Growth Shampoo

When you want to enhance your hair’s natural growth, you can make your own DIY shampoo using a few affordable ingredients that you can find at any grocery or health food store.
This recipe creates a shampoo that smells great and helps your hair grow faster and thicker. It is also safe to use every day. When you want healthy hair that grows well, use this recipe that calls for ingredients like:

This homemade shampoo for hair growth stores well when you keep it in a clean squeeze bottle. It is also safe to use for your children’s hair. We recommend using it together with one of these DIY hair growth serums for best results.

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6. DIY Men’s Shampoo

This recipe lets you make an invigorating DIY shampoo and conditioner for men. The ingredients are all-natural and safe. When the special man in your life uses this homemade conditioner and shampoo combo, he will have soft and manageable hair that is easy to comb and style. The shampoo also does not smell too flowery or feminine. Make this great men’s homemade shampoo by using ingredients like:

Thoroughly mix the ingredients in a glass or ceramic bowl. Store the shampoo in a disinfected squeeze bottle. You can omit the essential oils if an unscented shampoo is what you’re after.

Recommended read: If you are looking for other natural ways to nurture your hair and scalp, also check out our recipes for DIY hair masks!

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7. DIY Color-Safe Shampoo

You can enjoy using a safe and gentle DIY shampoo even if your hair is colored or color-treated. Use this recipe to make a DIY honey shampoo that will leave your hair color intact and also help maintain or restore its health and vibrancy. The recipe is fast, simple, and low-cost to make up in your own kitchen. You may even have these ingredients in your cupboard already:

You can use this homemade shampoo for color treating hair as often as needed without compromising your color, to clarify your hair, and remove debris and buildup.

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8. DIY Lice Prevention Shampoo

When you have school-aged children, you may know too well the battle involved in keeping your kids’ hair free from lice. Tea tree oil is renowned for its ability to repel lice. Lice also do not build up a resistance to tea tree oil like they do with over-the-counter lice repellent products. You can make your own lice prevention shampoo by using ingredients that include:

Use this shampoo every day to keep lice out our family’s hair. The tea tree oil is also great for keeping your hair healthy and soft.

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9. DIY Shampoo Bar

This DIY shampoo bar contains only natural ingredients such as rhassoul clay for removing dirt and excess oils from the scalp and pale ale for added softness and shine. If you suffer from dandruff, the rosemary essential oil should be a powerful enemy in your fight against it.

Grate the bar of soap and combine it with the pale ale in a pot over the stove top. Stir until fully melted, then add the essential oils. Place the mixture into molds and allow to harden for a few days.

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10. DIY Dry Shampoo

If you don’t have time to wash your hair, a dry shampoo can always comes to the rescue. But wouldn’t it be nice if you were certain it only contains safe ingredients? This dry shampoo works great with both dark and light hair and includes healthy ingredients such as  arrowroot powder and essential oils.

Place all ingredients in a small jar and mix with a spoon. Apply the dry shampoo with  the make-up brush only to the oily parts of your hair. Make sure to use a comb or a brush to remove the excess powder.

DIY dry shampoo

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Homemade shampoos are just as effective and safe to use as commercial shampoos that you buy at the store. Maintain and restore your hair’s health and shine by giving these ten DIY shampoos a try.

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  1. Jane Snowberger November 5, 2018

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