Moisturizing No Poo Shampoo with Coconut Milk
Updated: Nov 23, 2019
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Are you interested in ditching your usual toxic shampoo? Here's a simple guide with a step-by-step recipe that will help you go no-poo! This homemade shampoo won't lather like a regular one. But it will not damage your hair by washing away natural oils or by creating dependency on daily shampooing. Instead, it will gently cleanse and naturally moisturize your hair, making it stronger and healthier!
Benefits of the selected ingredients:
Coconut Milk moisturizes and conditions hair. It boosts hair growth, treats dandruff and itchy scalp. Honey prevents hair loss and adds natural shine and volume to dull hair. Apple Cider Vinegar helps balance pH, stimulates hair growth, removes buildup from the scalp and closes cuticles to leave hair super shiny. Castor oil is one of the best natural treatments for thickening and regrowing hair. Almond oil prevents from hair breakage and strengthens the follicles.
30 drops of your favorite essential oils blend. I used Lavender and Bergamot.
Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Pour in an 8.5 oz glass bottle.
Shake well. Use a small amount on wet hair (I only need one tablespoon for my long, mid-back-length, hair). Massage the no poo shampoo on the scalp and use your fingers or a detangling brush to spread through the hair. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off.
You can use a 50:50 mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water to rinse your hair. It gets hair cleaner and increases shine!
Keep the DIY shampoo in the fridge. You can also pour the mixture in ice cube trays and freeze it (in case you want to prepare a big batch that will last for several months).
My essential oils collection is mainly from Plant Therapy. They have the highest quality organic essential oils and a special selection of oils safe for kids. Check out their website to discover the latest offers!
Beauty Tip: If you have never tried No Poo shampoo before, you might experience a detox period as during the first weeks your hair will get rid of all the toxins accumulated during the last years. To minimize this, you can use one of these methods:
Continue using your regular shampoo, while progressively incorporating this DIY no poo shampoo to your hair routine. Make your first batch using 2 tbsp Castile soap (it will provide the usual lather) instead of raw honey and vinegar. After a few weeks, start using the original recipe. Rinse using a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water (1 tbsp ACV per cup of water).
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below!
And do tag me on Instagram if you make this :)
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