Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Simple Shampoo for Stressed Strands

I'm one of those girls who washes her hair every day even though I know it's better for your follicles to skip a day in between. I try it once in a while but for the most part I partake in a daily hair cleansing ritual but lately my hair has been really dry so I decided to experiment with making my own DIY shampoo with hydrating properties. I whipped up a batch of homemade olive oil shampoo lat week and I really like it.

What you need:
A small bottle
½ cup of liquid castile soap (I'm using Dr. Bronner's Baby-Mild)
2 tablespoons aloe vera extract (I picked up aloe vera juice that you can drink)
1 teaspoon of olive oil

You can also add essential oils or herbs if you want but I wanted to keep mine as simple as possible.

All you need to do is mix your ingredients together by shaking the bottle. Once it's mixed properly it will appear creamy and opaque. Shake before each use. It lathers surprisingly well!

Castile is a really gentle cleanser than helps get dirt, oil and other gunk out of your hair and off of your scalp while the aloe vera and olive oil will help infuse moisture to your strands. This shampoo leaves my hair so shiny and healthy looking!

Since oil makes it hard to condition I condition first and then shampoo. My hair looks great!

I'm going to continue using this until my bottle is empty and then I'll post an update for you. Let me know if you try it out too!


  1. Nice recipe!

  2. I love this idea! My hair is so dry due to meds that I cannot seem to do anything to make it soft. It makes me crazy. I want to make this recipe but I am not sure where the best place is to get essential oils. Can you help?

  3. Hi Robin! I actually pick mine up at my local Fred Meyer (also known as Kroger in other places of the country) in the natural food section. I also have a health food store near me where I sometimes get them. You can also purchase them online at places like vitacost, iherb, and amazon. Just type essential oils in the search box and it will bring up tons of options. I tend to use Aura Cacia essential oils because it's what I have available but there are a lot of great brands!


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