Homemade Shampoo + Conditioner

I’ve used this shampoo and conditioner for the past two weeks and absolutely LOVE it. It’s perfect for those that want to use a natural shampoo similar to the dry shampoo recipe I posted last week, but in the shower. I have naturally wavy hair and store-bought shampoos + conditioners don’t allow it to take on the natural curl/wave without getting really frizzy while these do. They also prevent my hair from having the oily/greasy look a day or two after washing it.

The proportions below are the perfect amount for most sample/travel size bottles. You can double/triple/quadruple everything if you want to make a larger batch. I have short-to-medium hair and this amount lasted about 4 washes.

  • 8oz water
  • 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp Baking Soda
  • Containers for the mixtures

For the shampoo: mix 4oz of water with the 1/2 tbsp of Baking Soda. Shake or stir until it dissolves completely.

For the condition: mix 4oz of water with the 1/b tbsp of Lemon Juice. Shake to mix thoroughly.

* Tip: The easiest containers to use are old shampoo/conditioner bottles that have the squirt bottle top. These mixtures aren’t thick like normal shampoos and conditioners so it’s much easier to squirt it over your head and rub in over pouring it in your hand.

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  1. Question, though…the lemon doesn't act like the old throw back "sun in"? You know…sun hits your hair and it lightens…{I may be dating myself quite a bit}.__I'd love to try this. My hair gets so oily if I don't wash everyday. Want to use something that isn't too harsh.

  2. I think I may have to try this. KInd of scared to try the shampoo, but maybe I'll start with the conditioner! Looks interesting. I HAVE to wash my hair every day or it gets pretty oily so that's my concern about the shampoo.

  3. Oooo thank you for sharing this! :)

  4. Definitely gonna try this! :)

  5. hmm… I feel like the lemon juice wouldn't condition as much as my hair needs. I think I might have too many tangles left with this!