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How to Make Your Own Herbal Shampoo

How to Make Your Own Herbal Shampoo

Making herbal shampoo at home is not just convenient, but can also save you a lot of money. Read the HairGlamourista article to find which herbal shampoo should you be making for your hair type.
HairGlamourista Staff
We've all read in beauty magazines and seen commercials on television about the importance of shampooing your hair. With dirt, smog, pollution, and who knows what in the atmosphere, our hair is quite vulnerable. Keeping your hair healthy and clean is the first step to good health. But nowadays, there are so many brands that sell shampoos for different types of hair; which makes finding one that suits you best a tough job.
Herbs for Different Hair Types
As herbal shampoos are usually made with natural ingredients, the chances of damaging your hair is next to impossible. However, it's very important that you choose the herbs and other ingredients suitable for your hair type.

Normal Hair
  • Chamomile (blonde hair)
  • Red Clover (blonde hair)
  • Marigold (blonde hair)
  • Horsetail (blonde hair)
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender Flowers
Dry Hair
  • Red Clover (blonde hair)
  • Elder Flowers (blonde hair)
  • Chamomile Flowers (blonde hair)
  • Marigold (blonde hair)
  • Lavender Flowers (blonde hair)
Oily Hair
  • Lemongrass
  • Orris Root
  • Burdock Leaves
  • Rosemary Leaves
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Peppermint Leaves
  • Tea Tree Leaves
Coarse, Curly Hair
  • Sage
  • Indigo Root
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Rosemary Leaves
  • Lavender Flowers
For Hair Loss
  • Sage
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Basil Leaves
  • Rosemary Leaves
  • Tea Tree Leaves
  • Lavender Flowers
For Dandruff
  • Nettle Leaves
  • Comfrey Leaves
  • Lemongrass
  • White Willow Barks
  • Peppermint Leaves
For Hair Growth
  • Sage
  • Basil Leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Nettle Leaves
Recipe to Make
In order to make the shampoo, all you have to do is match the herbs above with your hair type.
  • Gather the ingredients―2 tablespoons liquid Castile soap, 2 drops essential oil (your choice), 1 teaspoon almond oil, 1 cup distilled water, and 1 cup fresh herbs.
  • Now the herbs which you will use here will depend on your hair type. You can also include more than one herb in this recipe.
  • Take a clean glass jar which has an air-tight lid. Place the fresh herbs in.
  • Boil more than 1 cup of distilled water (so once it's ready, you will have exactly 1 cup of water remaining).
  • Pour hot water over the fresh herbs inside the jar. Place the lid and let the herbs steep for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Take a clean bowl and strain the liquid from the jar. Don't take the leftover herbs.
  • Now add liquid Castile soap, almond oil, and your choice of essential oil.
  • Mix everything together and pour inside a clean plastic bottle that has a spout.
  • And that's it; your shampoo is ready. Depending on the length of your hair, this recipe can yield up to 24 shampoos.