How to Make Hair Growth Shampoo? Create Your Own Natural Shampoo at Home

WrittenbyLuat Duong
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Using the right ingredients, it's possible to create a customized hair growth-stimulating shampoo at home. But what's the best way to craft an effective DIY shampoo that promotes thicker, faster-growing hair?

How to Make Hair Growth Shampoo

Mix a gentle cleanser like castile soap with hair-healthy carrier oils and herbs. Effective oils include rosemary, peppermint, cedarwood and tea tree. Let ingredients infuse for 1-2 weeks before using the shampoo. Shake well before each use to combine.

Basic Recipe

  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup carrier oil like coconut or olive oil
  • 15-20 drops essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, lavender
  • 2 tablespoons herbs like nettle, horsetail, fenugreek


  1. Combine ingredients in a bottle.
  2. Shake vigorously to blend.
  3. Let sit 1-2 weeks so ingredients infuse.
  4. Shake before each use to mix oils and herbs.
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Benefits of Natural Hair Growth Shampoos

Natural DIY shampoos offer benefits like:

  • Stimulating blood circulation
  • Unclogging follicles
  • Improving scalp health
  • Moisturizing hair
  • Reducing damage and breakage
This supports a healthy foundation for hair to grow thicker and longer.

Best Oils for Hair Growth Shampoo

Top oils to add include:

  • Peppermint oil - Stimulates follicles
  • Rosemary oil - Increases circulation
  • Tea tree oil - Unclogs follicles and reduces buildup
  • Cedarwood oil - Balances sebum production
  • Jojoba oil - Deeply moisturizes
Use 15-20 drops of these oils per 1⁄2 cup of castile soap.

Best Herbs and Other Add-Ins

Herbs and ingredients that support growth:

  • Horsetail
  • Nettle
  • Fenugreek
  • Green tea
  • Rice water
  • Aloe vera gel
Use 1-2 tablespoons per 1⁄2 cup soap.

How Often to Use?

Use your homemade growth shampoo 2-3 times per week. Rotate with a moisture-boosting shampoo in between.

Storing and Shelf Life

Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 month. Keep away from light and heat to prevent oil from going rancid. If smell changes, toss and remake.

Other DIY Hair Growth Ideas

Other homemade options:

  • Rice water rinse
  • Henna gloss treatments
  • Onion juice applied to scalp
  • Jamaican black castor oil
  • Fenugreek, amla or bhringraj oil
Rotate different DIY remedies 2-3 times per week for best results.

When to See a Doctor

See your doctor if significant shedding continues despite home remedies. Get checked for any underlying issues that may need medical treatment.

The Bottom Line

Mix liquid castile soap with essential oils like rosemary, peppermint and cedarwood plus herbs to create a customized shampoo that stimulates scalp circulation and nurtures hair growth.

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Luat Duong

Luat Duong is a Copenhagen-based writer and content strategist specializing in hair loss and health. His work has been featured in MyHealthGuide, The Right Hairstyles, and Woman's Era. He is a graduate of Vaasa University. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.