After I started using DIY Shampoos I noticed a big difference. My hair felt clean (not dry), my dandruff diminished and it had no toxic SLS ingredients in it. I started with Apple Cider Vinegar rinses and transitioned to baking soda mixed with water when I had a lot of product build up. To make it more effective I increased my recipe with coconut milk and rosemary which has been my favorite DIY clarifying shampoo recipe so far.
I was pretty happy with my baking soda water mix but I had to use more for it to spread even throughout my scalp and it didn’t reach everything like I wanted it to. Coconut milk has a similar texture as shampoo in the sense that it’s smooth and creamy like shampoo and spreads throughout my scalp. Coconut milk, baking soda and rosemary oil do wonders for my scalp, hair and here’s why:
Coconut milk: nourishes your hair from roots to ends restoring dry, brittle manes. Coconut milk is rich in vitamins and minerals which promote a healthy hair growth and at the same time helps you detangle. Mixed with a little lemon juice you’ll see that your comb will glide easier through your hair and help loosen/stretch your curls.
Baking soda: works as a mild cleansing agent. When mixed with water I was surprised at how much gunk I was able to clean thanks to this one ingredient. Add 1-2 tablespoon to a little (mustard) bottle for a mild cleansing that nourishes your hair at the same time.
Rosemary oil: helps treat many scalp conditions as it nourishes & conditions the scalp and your hair. It helps reduce your dandruff and boost your hair growth. I like to add 7-10 drops to my DIY clarifying coconut milk shampoo
How To: DIY Clarifying Coconut Milk Shampoo
I like to use a mustard bottle as it gives me the right amount and applicator for my shampoo
Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda to your bottle and fill it up with coconut milk leaving enough space to shake it. Add 7-10 drops of rosemary oil and shake away. After you use it keep it in the refrigerator. It stays good for 2-3 weeks.
Have you ever tried a DIY clarifying shampoo recipe?
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