Sometimes, you may not have the desire to wash your hair wash even every other day. You could be a rather busy person! Daily washing your hair can be very damaging in addition to being annoying. This is why you could freely use dry shampoo about 4-5 times per week.
However, when you wash your hair, you may want it to be free of harmful chemicals. It’s also rather important that the shampoo smells good.
Sulfates and parabens are common ingredients in shampoos (and other hair products, as well) you find in stores.
These chemicals can strip hair’s natural oils and moisture, as well as cause irritation and damage to the skin and hair. They can even easily be linked to cancer. These shampoos can also contain hormone disruptors that have been linked with all kinds of health problems and should be avoided.
It is better for you to avoid using chemical-laden shampoos and body care products. This is why you should definitely consider making your own natural body products. Making your own products allows you to determine the ingredients and avoid any chemicals that you don’t like. Plus, it’s much cheaper!
The homemade shampoo bars are simple to make and contain healthy oils that moisturize hair without making it heavy or greasy. Here are some useful ingredients you might want to add, as well.
Shea butter can soften frizzy hair and make it easier to manage. It seals in moisture and doesn’t leave hair greasy. It can also help with dandruff and other scalp problems.
The tea-tree oil can be used to clean your hair without drying it or causing any damage. It can help stimulate hair growth and unclog hair pores. It can also be used to treat dandruff, just like shea butter.
Peppermint oil is another oil that can stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. It improves blood flow.
Orange oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, adds vitamins to hair, and is great for moisturizing. It smells amazing!
Olive oil and coconut oil can be quite great moisturizers that add shine to your hair.
Here are some additional tips on how to use the shampoo bar properly
DIY Moisturizing Shampoo Bars
- 1/2 pound glycerin soap base
- One tablespoon of shea butter
- One teaspoon of olive Oil
- One teaspoon of coconut Oil
- Ten drops of essential oil from the tea tree
- Ten drops of orange essential oil
- Ten drops of peppermint essential oil
- Two oranges, zested
- One tablespoon of sea salt
- Spray bottle of Rubbing Alcohol (optional).
- Soap Mold
Start by cutting the soap base into squares. You can either use the double boiler or microwave for these first steps.
Use a microwave-safe bowl to place your soap cubes. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir until the soap base is melted. Next, add the shea butter to your bowl and heat for another 30 seconds.
- Place a pot of boiling water on the stove at medium heat.
- Place your soap cubes in a large glass mason jar.
- Once the soap base is melted, stir it in, and then add the shea oil to the jar.
- Mix the shea butter into the soap base and then turn off the heat.
Mix the coconut oil with olive oil. Stir well.
It is now time to add essential oils. Add ten drops of each tea tree, orange, or peppermint essential oil, to your melted soap. Mix in the sea salt.
Mix the orange zest in a bowl or jar.
Place your mold on a flat surface so that it doesn’t get disturbed while the soap hardens. Use rubbing alcohol to spray the mold’s bottom. This will allow the soap to come out of the mold. It’s optional.
Fill the mold with the soap mixture and fill it to the top.
The rubbing alcohol can be used to spray the soap’s top. This will remove any bubbles before the soap hardens. Personally, I don’t mind bubbles, so we don’t spray it.
Allow the mold to rest for at least one hour before it can harden.
Once the soap has hardened, gently lift it out of the mold.
You can use the shampoo bar to apply it directly to your hair. Massage your scalp until you get a lather. You can also freely rub the shampoo bar between your fingers until it forms a lather. Then, apply the shampoo to your hair, starting at the scalp. Apply the shampoo to your hair, then rinse off with warm water. Make sure to massage the lather onto the underside of your hair.
You won’t use all of the bars at once, so it is best to keep them in a separate container. It needs to be airtight, as well
I hope these pieces of advice will even inspire someone to create brighter ideas. This applies not only to hair products, of course.