Making your own natural shampoo at home allows you to customize the ingredients to stimulate hair follicles and nourish strands from root to tip. But what’s the best way to craft a DIY shampoo that effectively promotes hair growth?
How to Make Shampoo for Hair Growth
Combine a gentle cleanser like castile soap with carrier oils such as coconut, olive or almond. Add potent essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, and cedarwood which improve scalp circulation. Let ingredients infuse for 1-2 weeks before using the shampoo. Shake well before each use.
- 1/2 cup liquid castile or glycerin soap
- 1/2 cup carrier oil like coconut, olive or almond
- 15-20 drops essential oils like rosemary, peppermint, lavender
- 2 tablespoons herbs or extracts like nettle, ginseng, horsetail
- Combine ingredients in a bottle
- Shake vigorously to blend
- Let sit 1-2 weeks for infusion
- Shake before each use to mix oils/herbs
Benefits of Natural Hair Growth Shampoo
Benefits of homemade shampoo include:
- Stimulates blood flow to scalp
- Removes buildup from follicles
- Balances pH levels
- Hydrates hair
- Fortifies strands
Best Oils To Promote Growth
Top oils to incorporate are:
- Peppermint - tingling sensation stimulates follicles
- Rosemary - increases circulation
- Cedarwood - balances sebum production
- Lavender - soothes irritation
- Jojoba - moisturizes hair
Other Helpful Ingredients
Other beneficial add-ins include:
- Aloe vera gel
- Green tea
- Rice water
- Horsetail extract
How Often to Use
Use the growth-stimulating shampoo 2-3 times per week. Rotate with a moisturizing formula on other days.
Storing and Shelf Life
Store in a cool, dark area for up to 1 month. Refrigeration extends life. Discard if smell changes as ingredients degrade.
Other Hair Growth Options
Other homemade remedies include:
- Jamaican black castor oil
- Onion juice applied to scalp
- Eggs, olive oil, honey masks
- Apple cider vinegar rinses
- Fenugreek, amla, bhringraj oils
When to See a DoctorSee your doctor if significant shedding continues despite home remedies. Get evaluated for any underlying issues needing medical treatment.
The Bottom Line
Creating a customized shampoo with castile soap, essential oils and herbs nourishes hair and optimizes scalp health to stimulate faster, thicker growth.
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