How to make a shampoo for dry and damaged hair
Having dry hair means your hair is dull and unhealthy. Your hair looks lifeless and brittle. More often, dry hair is accompanied by dryness of the scalp and will also lead to the formation of dandruff. Using shampoo with moisturizing ingredients and sea-buckthorn oil will help normalize the scalp and hair. It will also remove itching, prevents dandruff formation, will make hair softer, shinier and healthy looking.
- Camomile hydrosol – 1.76 oz. (50 g.)
- Organic shampoo base – 1.05 oz. (30 g.)
- Soluble castor oil – 0.1 oz. (3 g.)
- Prakaksi oil - 0.1 oz. (3 g.)
- Sea-buckthorn oil – 0.07 oz. (2 g.)
- Cetyl alcohol - 0.07 oz. (2 g.)
- D-panthenol - 0.1 oz. (3 g.)
- Betaine - 0.07 oz. (2 g.)
- Extract of honey – 0.09 oz. (2.5 g.)
- Lactic acid – 0.03 oz. (1 g.)
- Phenoxyethanol - 0.03 oz. (0.8 g.)
- Essential oil of sweet oranges – 0.02 oz. (0.7 g.)
Heat the camomile hydrosol by using the water bath method.
At this time heat the oils and cetyl alcohol in a different bowl.
I’d like to draw your attention to the prakaksi oil (pentaclethra macroloba). This oil is one of the most effective oils to improve dry hair.
Take another bowl and mix a little of camomile hydrosol with d-panthenol, betaine, extract of honey and phenoxyethanol.
When the granules of cetyl alcohol are dissolved completely, pour this into the hydrosol.
You may use a small handheld mixer and mix everything very well.
Add the organic shampoo base and stir completely until the mixture reaches homogeneous condition.
When shampoo has cooled down to 100 F (40 C) degrees, pour an active ingredients dissolved in camomile hydrosol.
Add lactic acid.
Add essential oils of sweet oranges.
Mix everything completely and pour ready made shampoo in clean and disinfected bottles.
Your shampoo will be colored yellow with a bright orange aroma. It will foam very well as it cleans your hair. You will notice that only after a few uses your dry hair will be totally transformed into a smoother, manageable, shiny and easier to style.
- If your hair is much damaged, you may apply hair balm and conditioner after wash with this shampoo.
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