Being a hairstylist by trade, I have to admit I am intrigued by cosmetics. Even though I can purchase hair and skin products at a professional price, I still am annoyed at the cost of them, especially lotions and creams. I am getting more and more away from chemicals and preservatives as I age. I guess I feel that that may be the main contributor to some of the health problems I deal with.
Today, I tried to make my own shampoo after researching recipes on the web. I put together my own, but it definitely needs a little tweaking. The one product I do love is the Dr. Woods Lavender Castile Soap with organic Shea Butter. It has some amazing ingredients. My recipe today was:
- 1/4 c. Dr. Woods Lavender Castile Soap
- 1/4 c. Distilled Water
- 2 drops Jojoba Oil
- 2 drops of Vegetable Glycerin
Although my hair had a ton of body, it was a little strange and I think that was due to the Glycerin (which probably added the body, but made it a little dull), so I would omit that ingredient. I also think it stripped some of the color out of my hair. The shampoo did not lather at all and I washed it twice and that could have been due to the glycerin. I did use a little of my current creme rinse I had on hand. I love the castile soap for washing my face though and it smells fantastic! I’ll most likely use the rest of it for body wash. I have to say I like my professional products so much better after this attempt, but I am not going to give up. I’ll make another attempt later.