So you’ve run out of shampoo and need something in a hurry, or do you just want something a bit more natural ..
Well this is the best of both worlds!
Homemade shampoo won’t ‘froth up’ like commercial bought shampoos, but will clean your hair and will probably give you less frizz problems as well.
How to Make Egg Shampoo
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
This is a very basic egg shampoo mixture. Beat together the eggs and the oil until combined – and apply it to wet hair and thoroughly work through – especially massaging the scalp. Rinse hair very well and condition with apple cidar vinegar. Using egg yolk apparently thickens your hair!
Lemon and Lavender Shampoo
- 4 cups water
- peel of 2 lemons cut into chunky pieces
- 1/3 cup pure Lux Flakes
- 1 tablespoon glycerine (from the supermarket)
- 1 teaspoon lavender essential oil (not a massage oil scented with lavender – if you can’t find the real thing leave it out)
Put the lemon peel and water into a large saucepan. Put the lid on the saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the peel, then add the soap flakes and stir until dissolved. Add the glycerine and stir again. Turn off the heat. Add the lavender oil and let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes, then use a funnel to pour it into a plastic sealable bottle.
As the mixture cools it will thicken; shake it up a few times to make sure it doesn’t separate. After a few hours you should have a thick, pale yellow liquid.
How to Remove Product Build Up
- 1 cup tap water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- juice of half a lemon
Combine all three ingredients and pour over wet but clean hair and massage well right through to the scalp. Rinse well and condition as normal. This will remove all product build up and will make your hair shiny!
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- Frugal Living