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The Best Recipes For Homemade Shampoo For Dry Hair

Dry hair is a common problem that people have to face. Just like people have oily hair, dry hair is also a problem that people have to suffer from, and consequently deal with when they are going for regular hair care treatments. Even though there are a number of cosmetic products which are available in the market which claim to solve the problem of dry hair, it is undeniable that they contain a number of harsh chemicals which can have an even more disastrous affect on your hair. To remove all kinds of risk factors when you are washing your hair, we Are going to discuss the best recipes for homemade shampoo for dry hair, which are moisturizing, hydrating, healing and come without any side-effects.

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Before we can go into the details of the recipes for homemade shampoo for dry hair, it is important to learn a little more about the causes and conditions of your particular hair type.

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Causes of dry hair

Some of the most common reasons why people develop dry hair are:

  • Weather is one of the main reasons why people have dry hair. Rough winds, rain, extreme temperatures all cause changes in the fundamental composition of your hair and the roots of your hair, which can result in dehydration.
  • Hormonal changes. Your hormones play a huge part in determining the nature of your hair. Hormone fluctuations occur in birth, during menstruation, when you are having your periods, or even during pregnancy and menopause. Certain medicines also cause hormonal changes, which can affect your hair, and make it dry.
  • Mistreating hair. Treating your hair to various things like hair dye, creams, harsh chemicals, etc. can cause dry hair. Even mishandling your hair, tearing at it, combing it when wet, treating it to heat too often, etc. can lead to extremely dry, weak and brittle hair.
  • Wrong shampoos. The kind of shampoo that you use for your hair has a lot to do with the nature texture of your hair. If you use a shampoo which doesn’t have hydrating properties and has too many chemicals that don’t suit your skin, you might develop dry skin.
  • Genetic factors. Sometimes, genetics and heredity also have a part to play in the kind of texture that your hair has. You may have inherited the dry nature of your hair.

Irrespective of the cause for your dry hair, it is undeniably true that it is a problem. Your hair falls out faster, it looks frizzy most of the time and looks and feel unhealthy. You have to be super careful about the kind of shampoo you use when you are handling dry hair, so that you hydrate it, instead of drying it out even further.

Instead of risking your hair and playing trial and error with cosmetic shampoos, why not eliminate the risk altogether and go for all-natural products, which make for safe and super effective remedies? Here are some of the best natural recipes you can use to make shampoo right at home, and heal your dry, brittle and frizzy hair at the same time!

Recipes for homemade shampoo

1. Egg Shampoo

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Things you will need:
-2 eggs (or more depending on the length of your hair)
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice
-3 drops of lavender oil

Beat the two eggs (or however many you are using) and use the mixture as if you were using normal shampoo. Lather it on your scalp and spread it evenly through the length of your hair. Let it sit in your hair for 5 minutes or so, before washing it off.

Your hair is going to smell pretty bad after you wash it with eggs so mix the lemon juice and lavender oil with a little water and wash your hair to remove the bad smell.

The protein in the egg yolk and the water content in the egg whites make for one of the simplest, yet most effective natural shampoos for dry hair, which strengthens your hair, makes it shiny and hydrates.

2. Shea Butter Shampoo

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Things you will need:
-15 ml shea butter
-10 drop lavender essential oil
-200ml castile soap (liquid)
-1.5 teaspoons sodium bicarbonate
-50ml water

Melt the shea butter in a pan over low heat till it is completely melted. Let it cool till it is at room temperature after which you can add to it the sodium bicarbonate which has been dissolved in water. Add to the mixture your liquid castile soap and the lavender oil for aroma and stir it till it forms an even liquid.

You can use this as a normal shampoo, which will work wonders for your dry hair. This is especially useless if you have extremely dry and damaged hair, as the shea butter and lavender oil work together to restore life and moisture to your tresses.

3. Baking Soda Shampoo

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Things you will need:
-2 tablespoon Baking soda

This is one of the easiest and most effective shampoos you can make at home, instead of resorting to cosmetic ones. Dissolve baking soda in water till it forms a thick paste, which you can then apply to your scalp.

The baking soda locks in moisture and at the same time, absorbs all the residual dirt in your scalp, leaving you with fluffy, soft, shining hair.

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4. Chamomile shampoo

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Things you will need:
-2 tablespoons liquid castile soap
-1 cup fresh chamomile tea
-5 drop of chamomile oil
-1 tablespoon glycerin (pure)

Dissolve the liquid castile soap in the cup of fresh chamomile tea that you should prepare beforehand. Make sure that when you are stirring, there is too much foam formation. Add to that your glycerin and chamomile oil, and you have a mixture which you can easily use instead of your regular shampoo.

This is one of the best ways to manage frizz and restore life and moisture to your dull and dry hair. It is also a great way to strengthen hair, because of the natural good properties of chamomile.

5. Avocado Shampoo


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Things you will need:
-1 ripe avocado
-1 tablespoon baking soda

Take all your ingredients and put them through a blender. Put just enough water to render it with a flowing consistency, but make sure that it isn’t too watery. Apply this to your hair as you would apply normal shampoo and wash it off with water and conditioner.

Avocados are loaded with fats and proteins which make your hair strong and healthy and shiny. It has the same effect as eggs do for your hair. Avocados, combined with baking soda together create a powerful, all-natural shampoo for dry hair which give you wonderful, silky hair.

6. Honey Shampoo


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Things you will need:
-3 tablespoons honey
-3 egg yolks

Beat the egg yolks thoroughly and then mix it well with the honey. Apply this mixture to your hair instead of using cosmetic shampoos, and I can guarantee that you are going to be blown away by the results.

Egg yolks have high moisture content, and honey has a hydrated effect on your scalp and hair, which leaves you with shiny, tangle-free hair when you use this regularly.

7. Olive Oil Shampoo

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Things you will need:
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 egg yolk
-1 teaspoon honey
-2 tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all of the above ingredients together so that they form a nice, thick paste. Apply this generously on your scalp, and throughout the length of your hair, and let your hair soak up the natural goodness of all the ingredients that have gone into making this natural shampoo.

If you are confused as to how oil can be the right kind of substitute for shampoo, then you shouldn’t be, because this is the most incredible shampoo ever for dry hair. The goodness of olive oil helps to smoothen your hair out, while the egg and the honey work together to moisturize your scalp and make your hair manageable.

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When you have dry hair, you have to be extra careful about how you take care of it, otherwise you could be causing your tresses long-term damage which can be very expensive to resolve in the future. The first step to this is adopting these all natural recipes for homemade shampoo for dry hair, which could do wonders for your locks.

However, the treatment doesn’t end with using these shampoos, you also have to adopt a healthy lifestyle and take regular care of your hair when you are handling it, if you want your hair to be truly healthy. All this together can help you combat your dry hair problem effectively!

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The Best Recipes For Homemade Shampoo For Dry Hair
Ditch those cosmetic products and treat your dry tresses with some of the best recipes for homemade shampoo for dry hair, using all-natural ingredients!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.