I’m sharing this homemade shampoo for hair growth in the hope that it will help those who want to strengthen their hair.
I have decided to try natural options because I’m losing hair by leaps and bounds and the older I get the more hair I lose. In my case it all started when I got pregnant with my son. Hormones, of course!
Since I really don’t want to be bold or wear a wig I’m looking for natural ways to grow my hair. I have been experimenting with homemade hair recipes in the hope that I can find something that works for me.
I don’t use shop-bought hair shampoos because they have harsh chemical ingredients that damage the hair and scalp in the long run.
So here it goes.
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Homemade Shampoo For Hair Growth | Best All Natural Shampoo For Hair Loss
You can enjoy some piece of mind by making your own hair growth shampoo at the comfort of your home.
This DIY essential oil shampoo recipe has powerful natural ingredients that are known to stimulate hair growth.
Note: Make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used. Also consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications.
Ingredients You Will Need
The bottle I used to store the shampoo is 250 ml, but I have some shampoo left, so you could use a container of 350 ml or 2 bottles. Make a small amount if you are not going to use a preservative, and use within 2 days. Keep it in the fridge.
- 1 1/2 cups fresh stinging nettle infused water
- 3/4 cup organic Castile liquid soap
- 1/4 teaspoon castor, coconut oil or olive oil
- 3 drops rosemary oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
- Broad spectrum preservative (for the amount check the instructions for the preservative you are using).
I like to use lavender or rose essential oil to give the shampoo a nice scent, but you can use any other essential oil you want. Sometimes the aromas don’t combine well together so pick wisely.
How to Make It and Use It:
1 – Get all the ingredients you need ready.
2 – Place the nettle in a heat resistant container and add boiling water until is all covered. Leave the nettle to infused the water for up to 24 hours.
3 – Strain the water. You can use a cheese cloth or a colander. I like to use a spoon to get all the goodness out of the nettle leaves.
4 – Pour in the Castile soap and mix.
5 – Add the carrier oil of your choice: coconut, castor or olive oil.
6 – Next add in the rosemary oil, peppermint oil and lavender/rose oil and mix thoroughly. Lastly add the preservative and mix well.
7 – Transfer to a container or bottle with lid.
8 – Shake well before each use.
9 – Take a small amount on your hands and on wet hair, lather the mixture and massage into the scalp for 2 minutes. Then leave it for another 3 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
10 – Rinse off thoroughly with lots of water and towel dry to get rid of excess water.
11 – Apply a natural or organic conditioner and rinse again.
12 – If you can, dry your hair naturally, as heat damage the hair.
13 – Once your hair is dried you can apply a leave-in conditioner if you have skipped step 11.
Why Is This DIY Nettle Shampoo Effective?
Let’s dissect the ingredients:
1 – Stinging nettle
Stinging nettle is rich in hair growth boosting vitamins A, B, C, D and K as well as magnesium and calcium. It eases inflammation and inhibits the release of a hormone that can cause hair loss.
2 – Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary oil is endowed with antiseptic properties that rid your hair of dirt that keeps it from growing. It gets blood circulating and works on thinning edges and balding spots, aiding new hair growth.
3 – Coconut oil
Coconut oil has a high level of penetration, protecting hair against excess impurities and heat. Coconut oil hydrates the scalp and lessens protein loss which weakens hair and causes breakage.
It also contains antioxidants and nutrients such as as vitamin E, K and iron which boost hair growth and re-grow the hair.
4 – Peppermint oil
It is well known for stimulating blood circulation to the scalp. It is added to many hair loss shampoos due to its cooling effect and to aid with hair loss and thinning hair.
5 – Castor oil
Castor oil is rich in vitamin E and ricinoleic acid. It has antioxidant benefits that prevents hair damaged and anti-fungal properties that prevents scalp infections.
If you are looking for ways to grow your hair faster check this awesome diy hair growth serum recipe.
Hair Growth Ingredients To Add To Your Shampoo
Don’t have the time to elaborate this homemade shampoo for hair growth? You could instead add some natural ingredients to your usual shampoo and increase the range of benefits to your hair.
Check these 5 ingredients that are said to be effective for boosting hair growth.
1 – Fresh Aloe vera gel (from the plant)
Aloe vera is a must have ingredient for your beauty regime. In skin care is used as a remedy for acne, sunburned skin and to smooth fine lines.
In hair care is used to remove dandruff and to boost hair growth.
Aloe contains over 20 minerals as well as vitamins A, C and E. It reduces over-secretion of sebum, a substance secreted by the scalp, that reduces hair growth and blocks pores.
2 – Avocado oil
Avocado oil is widely known as a hair remedy. It stimulates blood flow and unclogs blocked follicles. It is also rich in vitamin B and E which work at cellular level to strengthen hair. Avocado oil also repairs damaged scalp which may prevent hair growth.
3 – Lavender essential oil
Lavender oil is rich in antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to keep the scalp clean and reduce scalp issues like dandruff which prevent hair growth.
4 – Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint is antifungal and anti-inflammatory which helps to combat itchiness, boost blood circulation and maximize follicle nourishment.
5 – Cherries
Cherries are rich in vitamin B and C that are essential for healthy hair.
Vitamin B improves blood circulation in the scalp, causing regeneration of existing cells which triggers hair growth.
Vitamin C strengthens hair follicles, preventing breakage from the roots, prevents split ends and hair fall by stimulating growth of new hair follicles.
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Patience & Perseverance
If you are dealing with hair loss or thinning hair remember that there is no magic formula. Many times it will be a case of trial and error, but keep trying new ingredients and formulas until you find the one that works best for you.
Whatever product you decide to use keep in mind that you need to use it constantly (probably months) until you begin to notice any improvement. Patience and perseverance are key.
Do you have your own homemade shampoo for hair growth recipe?