Coconut and its extracts are often used in shampoos. Coconut contains lauric acid. Lauric acid can form sodium lauryl sulfate, making it a good cleaner. Coconut oil can penetrate the hair shaft and strengthen the hair from the inside. In this article, we look at some coconut oil shampoo recipes that you can make in the comfort of your home.
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Easy Homemade Coconut Shampoo Recipe
This is the easiest homemade coconut oil shampoo and uses very few ingredients. It also takes less than 5 minutes to make.
- ¾ glass of water
- ½ cup castile soap
- 2 teaspoons of table salt
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil
- 20 drops of coconut scent oil
Pour the water into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave for half a minute. Add the castile soap and mix gently without making too much foam. Add salt to it and mix. Finally, add the oils and mix until well mixed. Store the mixture you have obtained in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle. Use enough when needed.
Moisturizing pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe
While the pH value of the hair fiber is 3.7, the pH value of the scalp is around 5.5. Shampoos should not be higher or lower than these two levels. One study showed that about 68% of shampoos have a pH level higher than 5.5, which is not good for scalp health.
An imbalance in PH levels can lead to fungal or bacterial infections. Most hair care products contain alkaline chemicals. As a result, pH levels rise and the alkali in shampoos reacts with natural sebum (acidic). Here’s how to make a pH balanced shampoo.
- 1 glass of coconut oil
- 1 glass of aloe vera gel
- 20 drops of any scented essential oil
Whisk together the oils and gel in a bowl. Pour this into a jar and store it in the refrigerator.
The shampoo does not create soapy suds as it does not contain baking soda or liquid soap, both of which increase the alkalinity of the mixture. However, it can be applied in the same way. The chilled mixture is thick and has a pudding-like consistency. Massaging your scalp removes dirt and also improves blood circulation which increases hair thickness. You can wash the shampoo with water. If you think your hair is greasy, wash it with a glass of apple cider vinegar.
Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo Recipe
Coconut milk contains plenty of healthy protein and nutrients. These nourish the hair and give it a luscious texture.
- 1 glass of coconut milk
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Hot water
Mix the oil and milk. Massage the mixture into your scalp for a few minutes and leave it for better absorption. Creates a sticky, mask-like layer. Rinse with hot water. It cleans the scalp very well and removes dirt, excess sebum and dandruff.