Making Homemade Shampoo with Herb Oil Infusions

A lot of people have been switching from store-bought shampoos to home-made concoctions using baking soda, vinegar, and herbal oil infusions. One of the main benefits is that the combination of household ingredients is actually better for the hair. Another reason to make the switch is to save a few dollars here and there are DIY shampoo is actually cheaper than commercial shampoos. But how do you get started on your new regimen? It’s easy – all it takes is two steps!


Baking Soda

Start by mixing one part baking soda with three parts water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust this depending on your hair length. Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends. Let it sit for a few minutes then rinse with warm water.  After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, apply a vinegar rinse. 

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Vinegar Rinse

Mix one part white or apple cider vinegar with four parts water. To minimize the vinegar smell, add lavender, peppermint, thyme, or rosemary oil infusions to the vinegar mixture. Mix a big batch of this ahead of time and keep it in a squeeze bottle in the shower. Distribute this mixture through your hair, carefully avoiding your eyes. After a few seconds, rinse with cold water. The cold water helps to seal in moisture, smooth the hair, and add shine.