A soft, shiny, healthy head of hair is quite a blessing. Wet hair and massage with mixture making sure all the ends are coated. Cover head with a plastic bag or shower cap, and leave on for 20 minutes. Apply heat from a blow dryer, if possible. Rinse, and shampoo as usual. This homemade shampoo is completely natural with no added toxins, additives, chemicals, or synthetic perfumes. Feel the rejuvenating effects of this purifying shampoo recipe. Here's a quick, inexpensive and easy packaging idea Removing labels off empty glass jars. Relish jars, olive jars and baby food jars all work well. Spray paint the lids with a granite spray.
Shampoos packaged in cobalt bottle or brushed aluminum bottles always present well. Or, place your homemade shampoo in decorative bottles. For an added touch, write the recipe on a little card and tie the recipe onto the bottle with ribbon or raffia. Normal hair is easier to maintain but it too can benefit from a milder shampoo. For preparing oil from above ingredients, you have to perform decoction or infusion depending on the herbs you are using. Decoction is carried out on roots, stems, and seeds. Infusion is done on delicate part of the plant which could include leaves and flowers.
For decoction use a stainless steel or glass pan with water and mix herbs to it. Boil it to simmer for 10 minutes. Let is cool down. Strain off the liquid and discard the herbs. For infusion place herb in a stainless steel container or a glass pan and bring it to boil for 20 minutes. Cool the liquid and discard the spent herb. Mix the prepared solution with base oil, soap, and essential oil. Shake it well. Refrigerate the prepared shampoo.
How to Shampoo Your Hair
- Wet hair thoroughly with hot water-as hot as you can tolerate.
- Pour shampoo into the palm of one hand and then rub both palms together to distribute it evenly.
- Apply the shampoo to the top of your head and use fingertips to massage it on to your scalp.
- Depending on your hair's thickness and length, you may need to repeat the previous two steps for the rest of your hair.
- Rinse all the lather from your hair with plenty of water. One application of shampoo is usually enough, unless your hair is very dirty or has oil in it, in which caseyou might need a second rinse.
- After shampooing, don't rub your hair vigorously which may break fragile hair shafts. Pat it dry gently and wrap your hair in a towel.