Natural Shampoo that is easily made, effective & makes your hair healthy & shiny.
The recipes I will be sharing below will fit right into your normal no poo routine, remember the best way to get great results from no poo is to switch around what you use & to not stay to using only one recipe, so switch up your no poo routine for best results.
Fake Honey say what?: Most store bought Honey is fake junk, here is a great article to help you decide if your honey is fake. You can also research the brand of raw honey you want to buy.
Why is real raw honey great for hair & scalp? Honey adds healthy shine, softness & moisturizing to hair you can see & feel without weighing hair down. raw honey is also amazing for dandruff & other scalp issues like bacterial &/or fungal infections because raw honey naturally anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties. If you use real raw honey (not grocery store honey) it can eliminate frizz as it takes your hair to a new level of healthy, & after all health is what you are after.
Honey helps naturally gently balance the PH of hair & scalp & removing dead skin & dandruff without stripping your hair of needed oils as it leaves your hair naturally moisturized.
Essential oils & oils are optional: In the below recipes you can add 1 drop of your favorite essential oil like lavender, rosemary, litsea cubeba/may chang, tea tree, lemon, peppermint, carrot seed, or eucalyptus etc. Or you can add 1 drop of a healthy moisturizing oil like jojoba, avocado, argan, rosehip, olive oil , coconut oil or another oil. Just stay to only one drop unless you know these oils will not leave your hair greasy, if you are prone to greasy hair you really might want to skip adding these oils.
Hot water: It is important to add the raw honey to already war/hot water & mix it in, do not heat the water with the honey or any of the other ingredients or optional ingredients. And yes if you prefer mix in room temp water.
Baking soda water: If you hair still feels a bit greasy to you after rinsing hair, simply add 1 tsp of baking soda to 2 cups warm water (warm water is the key here) mix till dissolved, pour over hair & do not rinse out, then as hair is almost dry brush a lot & continue as needed brushing to a shine.
Washing face: let the honey shampoo mixture pour over your face as well & then use baking soda to scrub/clean/exfoliate the your wet skin for an amazingly healthy healing face wash. Rinse after washing. I like to pour the shampoo over my hair letting it totally wet my face & use the baking soda to wash my face as the shampoo sits in my hair, then after rinsing my face I then work the shampoo into my hair (no suds or lathering but work it in anyhow) & then rinse my hair.
As needed: The recipes below are for an amount for one use to prevent spoiling, if you want to make more please add a natural preservative like colloidal silver (1 ounce).
Honey: Use real raw honey like Nature Nate’s 100% Pure, Raw and Unfiltered Honey
Recipes: Change around the recipes to suit your wants & needs, that is part of what is so great about DIY, there is almost no wrong way & you can make it your own, recipes are just guides or suggestions, so get creative.
Hair: I like to pour my DIY shampoos right over my dry hair rather than on wet hair, but if you prefer your hair wet first that is fine too.
Conditioner: You can add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp of vinegar like raw vinegar, coconut water vinegar or Bragg vinegar in 1 cup of warm water as conditioner. Or you can add 1 tsp to 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice or lemon juice concentrate to 1 cup of warm water as conditioner. But usually with honey shampoo depending on what you add conditioner is totally optional.
Directions: Pour shampoo over dry hair, work the into my hair & scalp (no suds or lathering but work it in anyhow) let sit a minute or 2 if desired & then rinse out of hair. Follow with a baking soda shampoo or baking soda water rinse if desired but not necessary mostly.
Basic Honey Shampoo: 1 tbsp raw honey to 1 cup of hot/warm water, mix till dissolved.
Basic Honey Shampoo concentrated: 1 tbsp of raw honey to 2 ounces very hot water mix & apply to wet hair.
Honey & Lemon Shampoo: To your honey shampoo add 1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice or lemon juice concentrate, mix & use. Optional add 1 drop of lemon essential oil or litsea cubeba/may chang essential oil. Lemon juice is very moisturizing to hair leaving it more conditioned as it also shines & heals.
My favorite Honey shampoo: to my honey shampoo I add 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 tbsp of rosewater & 1 drop of litsea cubeba essential oil, pour over my dry hair, work into scalp & let sit several minutes & rinse out.
Honey & witch hazel shampoo: To your honey shampoo add about 1 tbsp of real witch hazel, mix & use. This recipe is usually a favorite for people to add 1 drop of jojoba oil, but the oil is totally optional.
Honey & Borax shampoo: add 1 or 2 tsp of borax to the warm water before adding the honey, stir till dissolved & then add the honey, then pour on hair.
Other blog posts on no poo, DIY shampoo & natural Shampoos:
- Troubleshooting when Switching to DIY for No Poo, Skin care, Deodorant etc
- Lice be gone: Using No Poo – Kills – Repels – Nits and Lice
- Borax So Awesome for Shampoo (No Poo) – Skin care too – DIY recipes
- DIY Shampoo/Conditioner recipe – NoPoo – No Poo – Homemade – Hair care
- DIY Homemade Conditioning Hair Mask/Pre-Conditioner – Moisture & Shine Naturally, Simply
- Homemade Activated Charcoal Clarifying, Soothing, Healing Shampoo Recipe (DIY)
- DIY Natural Soothing Bedtime bath, Shampoo, Body wash Recipe
- Saavy Pure & Natural: Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner – Yuzu & Meyer Lemon with Algae extract
- Natural Adovia Dead Sea Mud Shampoo and Dead Sea Salt Conditioner – Relief for scalp issues
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