Commercial shampoos contain harsh cleansers called sulfates that can dry out and damage your hair over time. If you want healthy, shiny hair you can create your own shampoo using inexpensive ingredients. Learn how to make shampoo with castile soap, with soap flakes, and with baking soda. Article taken from http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Shampoo

Difficulty: Easy
Cost: Cheap
Prep time: 30m
Execution time: 1h
Wait time: 0m
How to Make Shampoo

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Gather ingredients. Shampoo for dry hair has ingredients that provide extra moisture and prevent the hair from getting too frizzy. Dry hair is also susceptible to getting damaged and broken, so this shampoo is made to strengthen the hair shaft. Pick up these ingredients from a health food store: Chamomile tea Liquid castile soap Olive oil Tea tree essential oil Peppermint essential oil Rosemary essential oil

1 - Make the tea

Make the tea

Steep a chamomile tea bag in 2 oz. boiling water for 10 minutes. If you have loose chamomile flowers, use about 1 tablespoon. Strain the tea and set it aside to cool.

2 - Heat the castile soap

Heat the castile soap

Pour 12 oz. of soap into the measuring cup. Heat the soap in the microwave in 1-minute increments until it is hot. Do not bring the soap to a boil. You can also heat the soap in a small pot on the stove; just make sure it doesn't get too hot.

3 - Add the oils

Add the oils

Stir in 1/2 oz. olive oil, 1/4 oz. tea tree oil, and 1/8 oz. each peppermint and rosemary oils. Stir the soap, gently after adding each oil. If bubbles form, spray the surface of the soap with rubbing alcohol.

4 - Mix in the tea

Mix in the tea

Add the chamomile tea to the hot soap. Pour it slowly to avoid creating bubbles. Set the shampoo aside to cool. Transfer the cooled shampoo to the 16 oz. bottle.

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