Going Organic is all the rage at the moment. With Vegan movements on the rise and a generation caring more for the well-being of the planet we are starting to see many products arising which are nature based and organic.
Organic shampoos are really easy to come by, as they are super popular at the moment.They offer immediate tangible benefits and really help you see the benefits of switching to a more organic lifestyle. It’s fun and easy, and it’s a great learning experience.
Why Use Organic Shampoo?
The big benefit of an organic shampoo is that it is much kinder to your hair, your skin and your overall health.
While you might not realise it, many of the unnatural shampoo and hair products you buy in stores will actually being doing more harm to your hair health than good!
This is due to a number of factors.
Many synthetic, chemical-based shampoos will use much too astringent ingredients. These are designed to help remove the bacteria that can otherwise smell, while also helping to eliminate grease.
The downside of that though is that they’re often just too efficient. – I know right! Surely if it’s too efficient it will be doing me a world of good? NOPE!
They can end up completely stripping the hair of all its natural moisture, which leaves it looking dry, coarse and more prone to splitting.
This makes your hair instantly appear a lot less healthy and the more you wash it, the worse it becomes! What’s more, is that these ingredients can also end up stripping the skin of its natural moisture too which can also lead to flaky itchy scalps.
Likewise, you’ll also be rubbing your hands and your face with the shampoos, which means that they can also affect other parts of your skin – possibly even leading to acne and other blemishes!
So what can you do instead?
BUY ORGANIC OF COURSE!!
Or if you can’t afford to buy organic (because lets face it organic products often come with a hefty price tag) why not make your own? It is really quite simple.
How to Make Your Own Organic Hair Shampoo
There are plenty of different ingredients and recipes you can use, each of which uses different natural ingredients to help you avoid chemicals and really support the natural health of your hair and scalp.
One that I have tried so far uses the following ingredients:
• Coconut milk
• Liquid castile soap – such as this Castile Liquid Soap Base 1 Litre
• Essential oils (peppermint, lavender, rosemary and orange
are all good)
• For dry hair, add a little almond oil
All you do is combine all the ingredients in an old shampoo bottle or jar. Shake well to mix and then keep in the shower for up to a month. Shake before each use and use about a teaspoon each
time you wash your hair.
While the coconut milk will moisturise your hair, the soap will kill off any bacteria and cleanse your scalp and the essential oils will help to provide a pleasant smell.
Use about ¼ cup of coconut milk, ¼ cup of soap and 20 drops for your essential oils.
That’s all there is to it! It really is that simple and you can play around with so many different ingredients to get the shampoo which is just right for you.
Let me know how you get on with your shampoo creating, and any organic products that perhaps you use, or want to know more about.
Much Love xx
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