Easy Natural Homemade Shampoo  

With Ingredients From Your Kitchen

If you are looking for an easy natural homemade shampoo to replace chemical laden commercial products, these two recipes will be a good place to start.

Store bought hair products tend to have lots of nasty chemicals and added ingredients that your body just does not need. And the best hair products are often the simplest ones – which can be found in your own pantry.

If you're feeling  right with the current trend of "going green' and searching for DIY products you can make or even if you're in the mood to be a bit more retro today, you can be assured you're both.

I well remember my mom using homemade egg shampoos for her golden locks way back in the fifties...not only for quality, but probably reminiscent of her younger days during the Great Depression, going through the 2nd World War, or maybe it was from being raised a farm girl when using easy natural homemade shampoos and other beauty products would have often been routine.  Her hair was beautiful! And though I'm sure she felt a very modern lass back in those years (and she was) she thought nothing of making her own products when she wanted to.

Our first years as a young family after the war were indeed frugal but for many people, living frugally was just a way of life. Waste not, want not was a typical slogan! People didn't run out to the store every day when they needed something; they had learned to be more resourceful and to make do with what they had in their pantry.

But you may want to make-your-own shampoos to avoid the toxic ingredients found in many products. Check out EWG.org to learn more on what's in shampoo and other hair products. (See that long list of ingredients on the back of the bottle? Some probably aren't as safe as you'd hope.)

Here are a few easy natural homemade shampoo recipes to get you started:

How To Make Easy Natural Homemade Shampoo  

Avocado, honey and milk shampoo (for dry hair)

Ingredients:

1 avocado
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Peel the avocado, cut in chunks, and place in blender.
  2. Add a tablespoon of honey to avocado. This will not only help to smooth and nourish the hair but will give it a lovely sweet scent.
  3. Add ½ cup of milk to avocado and honey.
  4. Blend on high until smooth and use within three days. 

If you have some left over you can simply cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

Honey, seaweed and lemon shampoo (for oily hair)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup seaweed
1 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. Place ¼ cup of dry seaweed pieces (available at health food stores) in a large bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to seaweed.
  3. Juice lemon’; add the juice to seaweed and honey.
  4. Mix well and set aside for 30 minutes so that ingredients can infuse together. Use on hair.

Cover any leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The lemon will make hair less oily while giving it a lustrous shine. The seaweed will nourish the hair while the honey will make it smell gorgeous and remain frizz free.

This is the seaweed I purchase. I find it in the International/sushi section at Superstore in Canada. Less expensive than at a Health Food type of store.

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