DIY Nurture My Hair Shampoo
When I was younger I had so much hair and it was so thick that I had a hard time putting it up in a ponytail because the hair bands always broke on me, they were never strong enough to hold all of my hair all day. I used to complain so much about my hair because I could never put it up. Now, I miss those days. It seems that as I’ve gotten older my hair has gotten thinner. As I’m getting older it seems that my hair is getting thinner and more brittle. I don’t know exactly what has damaged it since I don’t regularly blow dry and curl my hair and although I started dying it, I didn’t do that until recently.
I’ve come to the realization that it’s the store-bought shampoos that dry out and damage my hair. Most shampoos include ingredient like sodium laureth sulfate, which is pesticide and herbicide so imagine what it’s doing to my hair and scalp! Other popular ingredients include cetyl alcohol and sodium chloride (salt), no wonder my hair is so dry! It was obvious to me that I couldn’t continue damaging my hair with ingredients like that. I decided I needed to make my own shampoo. I know nothing about shampoo but I do know about ingredients so I started experimenting with different ingredients, ingredients that I know are safe and nurturing to the hair. I like the fact that I know what’s going into the shampoo. I finally identified a combination of ingredients that works for me because it cleans my hair while nurturing it and my scalp.
The ingredients include Dr. Bronner’s Pure Liquid Castile Soap – Hemp & Peppermint. because Hemp and Peppermint nurtures your hair by strengthening it and promoting hair growth. I also include Lavender Essential Oil because it helps deep conditions the hair, keep it shiny, and helps control dandruff . The Rosemary Essential oil stimulates the roots, improves hair growth, and increases circulation in the scalp.
Here’s the recipe to the shampoo that I like to make for myself and use.
- 1 Part Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap (I use the Hemp and Peppermint one)
- 1 Part Water
- 4 tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
- 1 Tablespoon Castor Oil
- 1 tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops Rosemary Oil
Fill a bottle with all the ingredients listed above (I use an empty shampoo bottle), adding the soap last. There you have it a DIY Nurture My Hair Shampoo.
I know that the initial cost of all the ingredients seems like too much, however, remember that with these ingredients you can make enough shampoo to last 8 months or more depending on how often you wash your hair. Not only that, but with these ingredients you can make so much more than shampoo.