Sunday, June 7, 2009

Homemade Hair Wash

Homemade Hair Wash
For clean, fresh hair full of body, try this recipe. I like to do this once a week so my hair does not become dull from using the same shampoos and conditioners.

Step 1:
1/2 cup baking soda
3/4 cup warm/hot water

Optional: Add 1/4 cup of sea salt
for extra cleansing and for dandruff prone scalp

Pour over hair and massage into scalp.

Step 2:
Deep Condition or Regular Condition
For deep conditioning, mix:
1/4 part honey
1/4 part aloe vera
If possible, warm mixture. Ring out wet hair and coat hair with mixture. Leave on hair for a few minutes to an hour, depending on how much conditioning you want. Rinse out.
For regular conditioning:
Put an all natural store bought conditioner in hair. Massage for a minute and rinse out.

Step 3:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups water
Mix together, tilt head back, and pour mixture over hair. Massage into hair. Rinse out with cool water.


  1. How is it that hair can get dull from use of the same shampoo/conditioner combo? I have wondered about this, but is it due more to the moderate to poor quality of a shampoo/conditioner, or is it something that naturally occurs? Is there a higher quality shampoo/conditioner combo on the market that you recommend? Thanks for the recipe!

  2. After using the same shampoo and conditioner for a while my hair tends to get a bit limp. Once I switched up the products I use on my hair, my hair does not get "used to" one thing and stays vibrant and full of body. I think it is different for everyone, but for me this tends to be the case.

    Some great shampoos are Soignee and Fruit and Herb Shampoo by CWS at
    I also use Aubrey Organics shampoos. Good luck! :)