Getting Jiggy With Making Your Own Shampoos

Just try to calculate how much you spend on shampoo in a years time and you will quickly come to realize how much shampoo we actually use! Just imagine making your own shampoos in the fragrance and consistency that YOU desire. I am going to pass on a couple of recipes for shampoo that you are going to truly love so get ready, the first one is going to be very simple to make.
The first shampoo is a dry shampoo and the result will surprise you. The ingredients that you will need include:
1/2 cup cornstarch
Fragrance oil (optional)
Sprinkle cornstarch into your hair and massage into hair and scalp. Allow it to absorb for a few minutes, then brush through hair. Repeat if necessary. This is wonderful to freshen-up your hair in a pinch between
shampoos… or great to take on camping trips when fresh water is unavailable for using a liquid shampoo. You can also add a couple drops of fragrance oil to the cornstarch for a nice scented dry shampoo.
Next we will explore a more natural shampoo known as Egg Shampoo and you will need:
1 egg
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 T. castile soap or mild
unscented shampoo
1/2 C. water
Combine all ingredients in a blender and whip until smooth. Use shampoo immediately, and follow up with a hair rinse. Save any remaining shampoo in the refrigerator and use the next day.
Another natural variety includes Lemon-Egg Shampoo which is excellent for bounce and shine and the list of items needed are:
1 egg
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 tbs. unscented shampoo
Fragrance oil of your choice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Shampoo into your hair and rinse well.
The egg will act as a conditioner and the lemon juice will bring shine to your hair!
One of my personal favorites include a herbal shampoo which is primarily for oily hair and it includes:
2 tbs. dry peppermint
2 tbs. dry spearmint
1 tbs. dry sage
1 cup water
2/3 cup baby shampoo
Combine herbs and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain out the herbs and mix the baby shampoo with the herbal water. Pour into a plastic squirt bottle or jar.
After a good washing, conditioning is the next step and here are a few recipes for natural conditioners that are fantastic for the health of your hair, let us begin with:
Honey Herbal Hair Conditioner
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup glycerin
1/4 cup sage, and 1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers
OR
1/2 cup nettle leaves and 1/4 cup rosemary leaves
1/2 cup witch hazel
1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
Place all the ingredients in a screw top jar. Shake well and let set for 1 hour. Strain to remove herbs, discard the herbs and pour the liquid back into the jar. Makes about 1/2 cup.
If you are burdened with oily hair and need releif fast then you will want to try using Honey-Milk Conditioner For Oily Hair and the ingredients include:
1/3 cup hot water
A� cup glycerin
2 tablespoons liquid lecithin
1/4 cup Sage
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder
Combine the hot water and sage, and let set for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid, and discard the sage. Add the remaining Ingredients to the strained liquid, and mix well. Apply to freshly shampooed hair, let set on hair for about 2 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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