DIY Shampoo & Conditioner (9 Best Types)


Before you start using a hair shampoo, it’s important to know what it does and how it can benefit your hair and its type. You might think that it only cleanses your hair, but it’s important to consider the type of hair and its overall condition when it comes to choosing a product.

You should also consider which type of hair care routine you should implement depending on the condition of your ends. For instance, if you have curly hair, you should use a conditioning and cleansing product for the ends, while if you have fine hair, you should use a shampoo for the scalp.

You may be able to go days between washings, while those with oily hair need to wash daily. It’s important to find the right balance between these two factors to maintain the best possible condition of your hair.

Argan Oil Shampoo

Argan oil, which is native to Morocco, is known for its ability to nourish and tone hair. It can also be used as a natural moisturizer.

  • For a better-looking product, combine all of the ingredients in a single batch and blend for around 15 to 45 seconds. You can also use a blender to make this mixture.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container with a funnel.

Shake well before using. While in the shower, massage your scalp, rinse, and repeat.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before serving.

A great cleanser, baking soda is known to open the outer layer of your hair, which allows moisture to penetrate deeply. However, it’s important to maintain a balanced pH level to close the outer layer.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Glycerin Shampoo

The benefits of using aloe vera are its ability to balance the pH level of your skin and promote hair growth. It also helps remove dead skin cells and break down the old oil on your scalp, which helps keep it looking fresh and clean.

  • After blending, transfer the mixture to an airtight container.

Shake well before using. While in the shower, massage your scalp, rinse, and repeat.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before serving.

If you don’t have glycerin in your pantry, add 1 teaspoon of honey to your hair tea to make it humectant. After adding the honey, mix it with warmed hair tea.

Aloe & Palm Shampoo

It’s known to keep hair soft and elastic, and it can also help prevent it from breaking. Two types of palm oil are commonly used for hair care: red and regular. Red is more commonly used due to its higher beta-carotene content.

However, before you use red palm oil, make sure that your hair is not very blond or has been bleached. This can lead to an unintentional dye job.

  • Melt the palm oil in a small pot on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender (including the melted butter) and blend for 15–45 seconds.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container with a funnel.

Shake well before using. While in the shower, massage your scalp.

Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before serving.

Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo

Apple cider vinegar can help control the appearance of dandruff. It leaves your hair feeling fresh and clean. No matter how you wash it, the smell will go away once you’ve used it.

  • Blend the ingredients and blend for 15–45 seconds.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container with a funnel.

Shake well before using. While in the shower, massage your scalp.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before serving.

Many over-the-counter (OTC) products contain sodium laurel sulfate, which is known to provide a rich lather to our hair. However, it is not always safe to use. Since there is a debate about its safety, it is best to avoid using it on your body. Using a homemade solution instead of chemicals is the best way to keep your hair looking its best.

Coconut Conditioner

This recipe for a triple wallop of coconut is rich in nutrients and is a great way to nourish and nourish one’s body. You can also find coconut yogurt that’s made with coconut milk instead of dairy.

  • Melt the coconut butter and palm oil in a small pot on the stovetop over low heat. Turn off the heat.
  • Combine the coconut yogurt and coconut milk in a tiny food processor or blender. Mix in the melted butter and oil. Blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Fill a shower-safe container halfway with water.

To Use: Apply to your hair after shampooing (with a wide-tooth comb if you choose). The amount you use is determined by the length of your hair. Rinse well.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before using, and only take what you need into the shower.

Most of the time, over-the-counter (OTC) coconut conditioners contain little or no coconut in them, which means they don’t do anything for your hair. They also have a small amount of coconut that doesn’t do anything for your hair’s scent. By making your own, you know that you’re using real coconut.

Related: Can I Use Coconut Oil On My Oily Skin?

Coconut Milk Shampoo

One of the most important factors that a person should consider when it comes to maintaining healthy hair is to nourish it. This coconut milk cleanser is formulated with essential fatty acids to keep hair looking fresh and clean.

  • Melt the coconut butter in a small pot on the stovetop over low heat. Turn off the heat.
  • Blend the soap, coconut milk, Hair Tea, and melted coconut butter for 15–45 seconds.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container with a funnel.

Shake well before using. While in the shower, massage your scalp.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before serving.

This recipe will add a scent to your favorite shampoo by using a castile soap. You can find this product at your local store. Dr. Bonnor’s products are also very good quality.

Egg & Avocado Conditioner

This is a great mask-like conditioner that combines avocado, egg yolk, and coconut oil for a creamy texture. I love the addition of goat milk, but you can also use any type of milk.

  • Blend the avocado for 10 to 20 seconds, or until smooth, in a tiny food processor or blender.
  • Blend in the remaining ingredients until completely smooth.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container.

To Use: Apply to your hair after shampooing (with a wide-tooth comb if you choose). The amount you use is determined by the length of your hair. Rinse well.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before using, and only take what you need into the shower.

Eggs are known to contain various nutrients that can nourish and strengthen hair. Some of these include protein, sulfur, vitamins A, D, and E, as well as vitamins A, C, and E. When mixed with a hair conditioner, these nutrients can penetrate deep and nourish the hair.

Honey Conditioner

Although honey is often regarded as a sweet treat, it is also a great beauty pantry staple. It can be used to nourish and tone hair and skin. Honey is filled with nutrients and enzymes that help keep the skin and hair feeling fresh and nourished.

  • Melt the palm oil in a small pot on the stovetop over low heat. Turn off the heat.
  • Blend the ingredients for 10 to 20 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Blend in the melted palm oil for another 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Transfer to an airtight shower-safe container.

To Use: Apply to your hair after shampooing (with a wide-tooth comb if you choose). The amount you use is determined by the length of your hair. Rinse well.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before using, and only take what you need into the shower.

Related: Is Honey Good For Oily Skin?

For people who are looking for the best natural alternative to honey for their hair and skin treatments, raw honey is the best choice. Unlike pasteurized honey, which is treated with heat, natural raw honey does not have any harmful effects. It has a variety of nutrients and enzymes that can help nourish and protect hair.

Hydrating Conditioner

We had a power outage recently, so I decided to make use of some of the items in our fridge to quickly make a quick and easy version of a conditioner. My kids and friends enjoyed mixing the ingredients and applying them to their hair, but unfortunately, since the power went out, our well didn’t have any water.

  • Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl until stiff. Place aside.
  • Melt the palm oil in a small pot over low heat. Turn off the heat.
  • Mix well the yogurt, mayonnaise, and glycerin into the melted palm oil. You can also blend the ingredients for greater results.
  • Slowly fold in the egg white once the mixture has reached room temperature.
  • Fill a shower-proof, sealed container halfway with the mixture.

To Use: Apply to your hair after shampooing (with a wide-tooth comb if you choose). How much you use will determine the length of your hair. Rinse well.

Storage: Refrigerate for 1–2 weeks before using, and only take what you need into the shower.

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