A lot of women nowadays are in search for natural beauty products. Unfortunately, this search is not as easy as it may seem to be.
For example, we all want to keep our hair clean, and if you want to go for natural methods, most of the no-poos regimen, such as the apple cider vinegar, baking soda, conditioner-only, natural shampoo bars, and water-only won’t really give the kind of result you’re aiming for.
Just like the shampoo bar. Yes, it’s all natural and organic, but it also leaves a waxy build up on the hair and this can only be removed with the use of commercial shampoos– something you’re trying to avoid.
On the other hand, the rest of the natural shampoos you can think of can only leave your hair oily, dry, and frizzy. Well, this is usually the case for those who have thick hair, but for those who have the opposite, it seems like most of these natural methods do work.
Fortunately, there’s still a flicker of hope– the use of homemade Castile shampoo!
What makes this natural method awesome? For one, Castile shampoo is very easy to prepare and if you know how to make your own Castile soap, you’ll be able to save a good amount of cash. Likewise, the Castile soap is capable of removing all the dirt and grease build up from the hair without stripping off the natural oils. The result? It leaves the hair soft, shiny, manageable, and best of all, it adds extra protection on your hair.
For those who have tried this method for more than a month already, they’ll agree that it gets better every time. For the first week, you’ll probably feel that your hair got a strange texture after using this natural shampoo. However, after the brief adjustment period, you’ll begin to notice that your hair feels great! It’ll become soft, smooth, silky, and healthy!
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap
- 1 tsp. light vegetable oil
- Few drops of essential oil
1) Combine all the ingredients and transfer the mixture into a container or an empty pump bottle. This natural shampoo will be much thinner than the commercial ones, so it’s advisable to opt for a squirt bottle. Likewise, if you have thick hair that tends to be oily at the roots, but dry at the ends, then you should add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil instead of one.
Even though this may seem counter-intuitive, trust us, it works well! Let your hair adjust for 1-2 weeks and you’ll start to notice the benefits.
2) Before using the shampoo, shake it well and apply a good amount on your scalp, massaging the roots of your hair. Rinse immediately.
Caution: It may feel that your hair isn’t clean as clean as it does with commercial shampoos. The reason behind is that the Castile shampoo doesn’t strip the natural oils, which is a good thing.
As your hair dries, you’ll begin to notice that it’s stronger and healthier, because of the natural oils that remained on every strand of your hair. With this method, there’s no need to condition your hair anymore, but you can always use a natural serum, such as raw sunflower oil if you want.
There you have it, an all-natural, easy to prepare, and very effective shampoo that works well!