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Homemade Natural Shampoo - DIY

Updated on December 12, 2017

Do not pay for many chemicals the manufacturers of your shampoo add to let them appealing to you. Make your own favored natural shampoo by mixing natural products with a gentle soap, for the purpose you want at a small fraction of what you pay today. Check the label of your most liked product which you feel it works best for you and see whether it is, for normal, dry, oily hair, or combat dandruff, and make your quality shampoo from the recipes and tips that will follow.

The recipes are carefully chosen to meet your needs, but you should feel like a beauty pioneer embarking a new adventure that costs a little and saves you a lot of money and risks. Use any of your preferred oils, like Olive, Sesame, Almond, Coconut, Avocado or Jojoba oil, you can also add your favored essential oils.

Natural Shampoo Ingredients and How to Deal with

- Do not make large patches because they will need preservatives, and these may cause hypersnsitivity to some skins

- If your shampoo contains dairy products or the similar (milk & eggs), store them for 1 week in the fridge

- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS) can cause dryness in certain individuals (most African Americans)

- Do not ever use Garlic and Onion repeatedly on your head, they cause thinning of the hair and predispose it to fall

- Clean your old shampoo bottles and use it for packaging

Natural Shampoo Base

 Ingredients when using Liquid Soap
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup liquid Castile Soap
1 teaspoon corn or other light vegetable oil (Do not add it if the recipe contains oils)

Mix all ingredients then pour them into a shampoo bottle.

Ingredients when using solid soap:

- 1 bar soap (140 g, grated)
- 1 quart water
- Additives within 70 g (4-5 TSP) oil, and manageable amounts of other additives

- Heat the soap in water until dissolved, and then mix other ingredients. You can put all ingredients in a blender and mix vigorously until you obtain a homogenous mixture.

Some tips:
- Use of solid soap add more stability to your shampoo, thanks to its additives

- Keep in mind that the big companies test, you should test to master it, the simple rule is 1 part oil+ 2 parts soap + 4 parts water to make the base which is then diluted with water.

- If oil increases, add a grain or so of baking soda or borax

- Plants add volume to your shampoo thanks to its content of cellulose, companies add a hell of cheap chemicals to add a volume

- If you master it, you can take the avantage of a large number of solid soap varieties, containing all imaginable herbs

Natural Shampoo for Dry, Brittle, and Coarse Hair

Many African Americans have this type of hair, generally for any one having this hair type, SLS (present in many shampoo brands) causes dryness of their hair.

- 4 Banana peels
- 1 TBS Mayonnaise
- 1 bar grated castile soap
- 1 TSP powdered borax
- 1 TSP glycerin
- 1 quart water

- Dry the banana peels until it can be made into a powder
- Heat the soap in water until dissolved
- Add other ingredients and mix
- You can substitute liquid lecithin (1 TSP) or egg yolk for Mayonnaise

Natural Shampoo to Prevent Hair fall

1 TBS Pomegranate peel dried 
1 TBS Henna extract          
1 TBS Aloe vera gel          
1 TBS Ginger powder          
1/2 TBS Capsicum powder        
2 TBS Olive oil              

Add these ingredients to 1 Liter of the shampoo you've made. You can macerate the capsicum powder in Olive oil for 1-2 days.

Natural Dandruff Shampoo

Chamomile oil 15 drops
Lemon oil 15 drops
Thyme oil 15 drops
Tea tree oil 15 drops

Add these essential oils to 1/4 Liter (about 8 fl.oz) of your natural shampoo

Natural shampoo for Oily Hair

2 fresh Lemons peel
2 fresh Oranges peel
2 fresh Grapes fruit peel
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp orange juice
1 bar grated soap
1 Liter water

Blend all ingredients until you have a homogenous mixture

All Natural Shampoo

1/2 cup  Chamomile flowers
1/2 cup  Feverfew flowers
1/2 cup  Cut roses
1 bar grated soap
2 tbs corn oil
* you can add any favored flowers

Blend all the ingredients until you get a homogenous mixture

Natural Shampoo Conditioner

1 TSP Almond oil
15 drops lavender oil
15 drops Rose oil
1 TBS Honey

Mix all and add to 1 liter of natural shampoo that you've already made.

Color Protect Natural Shampoo

1 TBS Pomegranate seeds
1 TBS Bilberries
1 TBS Sunflower oil
1/2 TSP Vitamin E oil

Add these ingredients to 1 pint natural shampoo. You need antioxidants to prevent fading, they help protect hair from environmental assaults.

Volumizing natural shampoo

1 TBS Wheat protein
1 TBS Soy protein
1 TSP Guarana berry extract

Mix these ingredients to 1 pint of natural shampoo.

wheat and soy proteins coat each hair fiber, expanding the hair shaft, together with guarana berry which stimulate the sculp, they add moisture and gloss to hair and protect it from heat damage.

Natural Shampoo to Fight Lice

1/2 TSP Anise oil
1/2 tsp Parsley oil
1TSP Lanolin

Add the ingredients to 1 pint natural shampoo. You may replace the oils with seeds or veegetables, 2 TSP of seeds instead of 1/2 tsp oil, or 1 TBS of fresh vegetable intead of 1/2 TSP oil. The herbs are killers and propellents for lice, and the lanolin will dissolve their eggs.


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      3 years ago

      Hi! IM from philippines. Can I ask what is the mission and vision about banana peel shampoo?. Thankyou :)

    • elqalatawy profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Egypt

      Borax is alkaline and it neutralizes fatty acids in vegetable oils forming soap.

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      John Michael Angelo 

      8 years ago

      I have used the natural shampoo for dry, brittle and coarse hair on dogs? Why is that borax has been used as one of the ingredients in making a shampoo?

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      John Michael Angelo 

      8 years ago

      I have used the natural shampoo for dry, brittle and coarse hair on dogs? Why is that borax has been used as one of the ingredients in making a shampoo?

    • HABMATH profile image


      9 years ago

      Excellent Information and advice.You may be interested in my hubs: A Holistic Approach to Hair Care and Three homemade natural shampoos.

    • elqalatawy profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Egypt


      Thank you for stopping by.

      You recipe is really excellent!!

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      10 years ago

      salam alikom

      thank you aloooooooooooot for this great article , we hope fo more , i am using this recipe : Natural Shampoo to Prevent Hair fall

      1 TBS Pomegranate peel dried

      1 TBS Henna extract

      1 TBS Aloe vera gel

      1 TBS Ginger powder

      1/2 TBS Capsicum powder

      2 TBS Olive oil

      Add these ingredients to 1 Liter of the shampoo you've made. You can macerate the capsicum powder in Olive oil for 1-2 days.

      toooooooooo good , i added a cup of olivess oil ,caster oil and ground dried lavender and rose , but not as a shampoo , i use it as an oil ,

      please can u give me a homemade recipe for hair growth ?

      thank u

    • elqalatawy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Egypt

      Hi martha,

      Thaks for stopping by! Use of the wet peels causes some stickness, it is better to dry them and make into powder.

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      11 years ago


      For this delicious recipe using banana peels, can i use it wet?

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      11 years ago

      Too Helpfull

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      captin hook 

      11 years ago



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