You can make your own specially formulated herbal shampoo – how cool is that? This shampoo is very simple to prepare (which makes it a good kids-craft), is much gentler on your hair, and the cost is minimal.
Homemade Herbal ShampooTake 1 pint boiling water, toss in a big handful of herbs appropriate to your hair type.You can refer to Part One of this article for Categories of use.For example, with my dark and graying hair, I would use rosemary, sage and birch bark .So, you’ve tossed your chosen herbs into the boiling water,now reduce the heat to a simmer and let steep for 20 minutes,adding more hot water to keep it roughly at 1 pint if the liquid evaporates.After 20 minutes, line a colander with cheesecloth or other cloth, and strain the brew, and cool.Remove strainer, then stir in 2 ounces grated castile soap or 2 ounces liquid castile soap to the brew, stirring until melted or well blended. Now you can pour your shampoo into a dispensing bottle.
Dandruff is also one of the categories, but not everyone needs to treat their scalp as such; however, all the herbs in this category are considered tonic and soothing. You may find that a little goes a long way with this natural soap shampoo compared to most commercial brands (which are likened to detergents), and you can dilute it, or bump it up a notch, to suit your lather requirements.