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NaturallyCurly user Curly-Kinky has been making her homemade herbal hair shampoo for years. A tried and true brew free of harmful additives and full of benefits.

What you'll need

  • 4 oz of castile soap in any scent
  • 1/2 oz of rosemary - stimulates the hair follicles
  • 1/2 oz of sage – antioxidants and antibacterial
  • 3 drops of plumeria essential oil
  • 1/2 oz of nettles – acts as a stimulator, a large source of nutrients for hair growth
  • 1/2 oz of lavender – controls the production of sebaceous gland oil and reduces itchy and flaky scalp conditions
  • 2000 mg of MSM – provides organic sulfur to your scalp, which improves the health and strength of your hair. It also helps to drive herbal nutrient into the skin and follicles where they can do the most good
  • 1 empty bottle, or any other empty shampoo or soap bottle
  • 2 cups distilled water

Directions

  1. Mix the herbs in a mason jar, which has a lid
  2. Boil 2 cups of distilled water
  3. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of the mixed herbs into the boiling water
  4. Let the herb mixture cool for 30 – 40 minutes
  5. Add the MSM into the herb mixture after 30 minutes of cooling, allow to melt
  6. Strain the herbal mixture into a bowl
  7. Pour 2 oz of strained herbal tea into the plastic bottle
  8. Add 4 oz of castile soap
  9. Cap the bottle and shake to mix the ingredients
  10. Shampoo as normal

Do you use store-bought shampoo or prefer a DIY? Share your favorite below!


This article was originally published in March 2013 and has been updated for grammar and clarity. 

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