Monday 26 January 2015

DIY Shampoo and Rinse Recipe

I have been doing the no-shampoo method for many months now and only using conditioner which was going very well but I wanted to go further and try to cut out all the chemicals so that meant stopping the conditioner too! I searched online for homemade recipes for shampoo and also rinses and came up with one that was most suitable for me. I thought I would share my recipes with my blog followers.

Shampoo Recipe:

2 tablespoons of Baking Soda (named Bicarbonate of Soda in the UK)
2 cups of water


Mix together and then store in a container - I used an empty Shower Cream container!

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse Recipe:

2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup of Water
4 drops of Essential Oil (optional)


Place the ingredients into a spray bottle and mix together. I add the Lavender Essential Oil as my young daughter can not stand the smell of the vinegar, though it was fine for me! However the smell goes away very quickly!

My Routine:

I start by wetting my hair first and then apply the homemade shampoo and rub in vigourously from roots to the end. Then I rinse with normal tap water. Then I spray the vinegar rinse all over my hair again covering from the roots to the ends and massage in. Then I rinse the vinegar rinse out using normal tap water.

I have seen a great difference in my hair since I stopped using the shop bought shampoo. I have been using the vinegar rinse for a few weeks and so far it is going well and I am still new to using the homemade shampoo so will hopefully update you after a month to let you all know how my new hair regime is going.


  1. jazkhallah khairan sounds like a gret aidea. I have eczema and so does my daughter, i will try them out inshallah. what difference did it make to your hair?

  2. Thanks for the recipes sis :) I would love to use these natural shampoos but i worry about having knotty hair if not using conditioner. Do you find knots a problem without conditioner or not?


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