=What you will need=
Herbs! You'll need approximately 2/3 cup of dried herbs for one batch of herbal shampoo. The herbs you choose to make your own herbal shampoo will vary depending on hair type.
Next, you'll need essential oils. Essential oils can be found at most natural health stores and sometimes at craft and hobby stores. Keep in mind there is a difference between essential oils and fragrance oils. Fragrance oils are fine to use in crafts but when it comes to making your own herbal shampoo, they can be very drying and irritating to the scalp. Make sure you use 100% essential oil to make your own herbal shampoo.
You'll also need distilled water or spring water and a soap base to make your own herbal shampoo. For the soap base you can use a castile soap such as Dr. Bronner's or an organic, scentless baby shampoo.
List of herbs vs Hair Types Edit
Dark Hair - Rosemary, Nettle
Light Hair - Chamomile, Calendula
Red Hair - Calendula
Dry Hair - Calendula, Burdock Root, Lavender Flowers
Oily Hair - Sage, Lemongrass, Peppermint
Thinning Hair - Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender
Normal Hair - Red clover, Lavender, Rosemary, Horsetail
example, if you have dark, oily hair you might want to use a combination of rosemary, sage and peppermint to make your own herbal shampoo. If you have blond, dry hair you might want to use calendula and lavender to make your own herbal shampoo. If you have normal hair, you can use an all purpose blend of lavender, rosemary and horsetail to make your own herbal shampoo.
essential oils vs hair type Edit
Dry Hair - Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedar wood
Oily Hair - Lemon, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang
Normal Hair - Rosemary, Lavender, Geranium
Fine Hair - Rose
Dandruff - Clary Sage, Lavender, Lemon
Step By Step Instructions Edit
Bring 2 cups of distill water to a boil in a glass sauce pan, or double boiler. Once rolling remove from heat.
Add herbs of your choice and let steep for 30 minutes.
Strain and Add essential oils stir thoroughly then add baby shampoo or castile soap. '; Store in dark plastic bottles in a refrigerator unless all is used with in a week. ; before use be sure to shake incase of separation. Use a tablespoon per washing....