Ingredients -
  1. 60ml (1/4 cup) coconut milk (pH lower than 7, thereforce balances hair pH), (homemade is better than canned), (for dilution and additional lathering)
  2. 75ml (1/3 cup) pure aloe vera gel (Optional) (pH lower than 7, thereforce balances hair pH), (if added, the shampoo has a maximum shelf life of 7 days in the freezer) 
  3. 60ml (1/4 cup) distilled water (soft water), (for dilution)
  4. 60ml (1/4 cup) liquid castille soap (unscented) (pH ~ 8.9) (generally made from olive oil &/or other oils and water)
  5. 20 drops of blend of essentiail oils of choice
  6. 6-8 drops of a citrus essential oil (lemon, lime, or sweet orange), (Optional, for controlling oily hair)
  7. Optional, Humectants for moisture (if this shampoo dries your hair)
    • 2 teaspoon honey
    • 2 teaspoon avocado oil
    • 1 tsp safflower oil (add more if you desire)  
    • 1/2 teaspoon melted coconut oil (also adds lubrication)
    • 1/2 teaspoon jojoba, grapeseed, or any other light vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon olive or almond oil (optional, for dry type of hair)
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin (also gives the shampoo a little more “body”)

Directions -
  1. Combine all ingredients in an old shampoo bottle, jar or pump soap/foaming dispenser.
  2. Shake well to mix.
  3. Shake vigorously before each use.
  4. Use a teaspoon of the shampoo to wash your hair.
  5. Gently massage into the scalp hair for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Rinse completely.

Notes / Tips -
  1. Hair care is personal and tricky.
  2. This shampoo doesn’t leave hair tangled or oily.
  3. This shampoo on kids hair too.
  4. Prepare and use the shampoo for a maximum shelf life of 30 days.
  5. Try shampooing less often (every other day or 2x/week).
  6. This shampoo is completely safe for all hair types and will not strip your hair of its natural oils.
  7. Do not measure any shampoo's effectiveness by the lather and foam it produces. In regular shampoos it is obtained by chemicals and detergents, which haven't been used in this shampoo, thereby you shall observe lesser lather and foam being produced.
  8. Synthetic products in commercial shampoos and conditioners artificially coat the hair with plastic or protein polymers to make it look and feel undamaged.The more damaged the hair, the more porous it becomes; the more porous the hair, the more it absorbs these polymers.
  9. There is often a “detox” period (of 2-3 weeks or more) where you hair may feel stiff, sticky, oily, heavy, or dry. Give your hair a few weeks to adjust from commercial to natural hair care.
  10. Our scalp, like our skin, has a pH ranging between 4 and 7. When we use a product with a pH higher than 7, our scalp becomes alkaline, too much alkali strips away naturally acidic sebum from our scalp. This sebum fights against dandruff, fungi & bacteria, thus preventing hair loss
  11. Using highly alkaline hair solutions (baking soda, bronners soaps, etc.) weakens the disulfide bonds in our internal hair structures, they only make our hair feel soft and manageable.  

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