Natural homemade shampoo is safe to use, healthy, amazingly budget-friendly or, in short, everything our standard store-bought shampoo isn’t which, you will agree, does make for a pretty good reason to give DIY shampoos a go. And with so many fantastic natural ingredients just waiting to be used in all those modern and traditional natural shampoo recipes and a list of 18 fantastic DIY shampoos, it’s time to go DIY or go home!
1. Stinging Nettle Natural Homemade Shampoo for Hair Growth
First on my list of natural homemade shampoos is a recipe I’ve promised to one of our readers some time ago then shuffled through a whole lot of old notebooks only to realize I don’t have it anymore. Luckily, there are ladies out there who still had it and although it took some time, I finally managed to get my hands on it!
Organic Nettle Shampoo (500ml)
1-2 Table Spoons Panthenol Solution
Stinging Nettle Extract (25ml)
2-3 Vials Vitamin B Complex
Castor Oil (50ml)
Pro Tip: Combine the ingredients together and store in a glass jar to avoid interaction with the herbs. Use this shampoo to improve the condition of your hair and prevent thinning. First results (new growth) should be visible after about a month and you should continue to use it over the course of next 3-4 months. Due to the properties of Panthenol (which acts as a natural silicone, coating the hair shaft making it feel stiffer than usual), a clarifying treatment might be a good one to throw in once in a while or, you can choose not to add Panthenol at all and apply it separately instead to roots only (which will reduce oiliness).