I really enjoy making things myself, but shampoo is one of those tricky things I’ve had trouble with. Having extremely long hair makes my long-time “No-poo” method a real chore. And having children doesn’t make it any easier. Convincing little boys to actually shower is hard enough, nevermind instructions to wash their hair that include making a paste out of baking soda.
After fiddling around, I finally came up with an easy (and cheap!) recipe that works for our family. I highly suggest using a foaming soap bottle with this recipe. It makes it a lot easier to deal with since this shampoo will not lather and foam up like most store-bought counterparts. I suggest using an old, foaming handsoap dispenser. It was actually cheaper for me to purchase a bottle of natural soap, use it and then recycle that bottle for this purpose than it would have been to buy a new foaming soap dispenser!
I like to use Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. I like to use the Organic Baby Mild as the base of this recipe. It’s scent free and I can customize it with my favorite essential oils. I like to use tea tree oil and lavendar; the combination is soothing and invigorating at the same time. If you’re looking for a natural conditioning alternative, try using coconut oil.
Do you have a natural hair care recipe or tip? Share in the comments!